DIY Earrings Design with Aqua Glass Gems

Yes this earrings design features all the same color stones. It’s not my usual choice – but I think these aqua glass jewels are gorgeous together!

Actually there are tiny differences in the color – it’s subtle enough that it’s almost impossible to catch with the camera. Which tells me that people seeing your earrings wouldn’t see the difference either. But either way – very well coordinated color choices, or all the same color – these really work.

do it yourself jewelry design idea featuring three sizes and shapes of aqua glass jewels, all available in my Etsy shop

I know you’ll grab this idea and try your own variations – all crystal jewels, tiny to larger, or all the same shapes in different colors, or… well next time you send a note, you tell me! What combination of stones worked in your new earrings? I’d love to hear!

Opaque Red Cabochon Stones for DIY necklace

I don’t often do “matching” stones in a necklace – I usually prefer variations in color, size, shape. But sometimes, stones that match can be fun!

cherry red glass cabochon stones available in my online jewelry supplies shop, etsy.com/shop/weekendjewelry1

Sometimes, just sometimes, you want the gorgeous texture and shape to be the same – to highlight the beautiful color. These vintage stones are fabulous!

Now honestly, this is a simple idea – use matching stones in two different sizes to make a terrific necklace. And also of course, you can use different colors, shapes, and textures – make the idea your own. That’s what makes DIY so fabulous!

Pink Glass Gems for Spring 2022

Just for a minute, let’s look past Christmas and think about next year. Next springtime. Warm weather and sunny skies. Hey, it’s a nice thought!

light rose pink glass gems for sale in my online jewelry supplies shop, etsy.com/shop/weekendjewelry1

Now of course the important thing is that these are lovely glass jewels – anytime. And maybe you like to think of gifts to make for next year, or earrings for you or your customers that aren’t meant for the holiday season. These gems are light and filled with sparkling facets and flattering color.

Click on the pic (it’s a link) – you might find the perfect shape and size glass gem you need!

Vintage Glass Pears or Teardrops – now available!

I love vintage glass jewels (note the name of this blog!) The quality tends to be high, and the fact that there is no additional manufacturing footprint just makes these gems more attractive.

vintage glass gems for sale in my online jewelry supplies shop, etsy.com/shop/weekendjewelry1

Honestly the only downside in my eyes is that these gems are often not re-orderable. I have a couple of very reliable suppliers of vintage jewelry supplies, and I love them – but they can only find what they can find. So if you have your eye on a particular style / color of vintage glass beads or gem in my shop, you might not to wait too long – they are available “as long as supplies last”.

As always, if there’s something particular you’re looking for – I might (still) have some – it doesn’t hurt to ask!

Great DIY jewelry – using vintage glass jewels – is the best!

Faceted Glass Jewels for Christmas gift ideas!

You know that jewelry is a lovely Christmas gift, for your mom, your bestie, your sisters. And of course, if you make your own jewelry, you give a very personal gift – and you save money!

red, green and sparkling crystal glass gems for Christmas jewelry

And it’s always fun when you use “traditional” Christmas colors for your DIY jewelry.

Red and green glass jewels are always appropriate for Christmas – and when you use faceted crystal alone or combined with colors, you get year-round sparkle!

Great DIY jewelry – great prices – this is super for do it yourself jewelry!

Neutral Glass Gem Earrings and a BOGO sale!

Here’s an example of totally neutral colors in a new earring design. These are classic shapes – rounds and octagons. The combination is classy, simple, and inexpensive. This works!

black diamond octagons and crystal round glass gems in a do it yourself earrings design

Really I just wanted to show that earrings don’t have to have bright colors to be fabulous. You could wear these all year round – with any color – and they’ll be a great addition to your outfit. Or your customer’s outfit. Just saying…

And these gems are on sale through Friday, November 26, 2021! Buy any pair of the black diamond 14x10mm octagons (in your choice of settings color) – and the crystal 10mm round gems are free. You just have to send a message and ask!

Great DIY earrings – and super sale prices – this is great do it yourself jewelry!

Crystal Earrings with Chain – DIY Earring Design Idea

I love earrings with chain as an added element. It’s a lightweight, and frankly easy, way to add movement and texture to your earring design. It’s easy to match the settings color on your jewels – if you want to 🙂

do it yourself earrings design featuring crystal diamond shape glass gems and silver chain

The chain shown here is stainless steel, not sterling silver – it won’t tarnish and it’s strong. It looks great with the crystal diamond shape gems.

Or use another color – of glass jewels, or chain, or both. Take this design as a starting point and make it your own!

Clear Teardrop Pendant with Silver Chain – DIY Necklace Design

You’ve probably seen me use multiple chains before in a necklace design – I think it’s a great way to add texture, acomplexity and movement to a necklace design.

peach glass beads and jewels on sale in my shop

Partly I wanted to illustrate that even a transparent jewel – the teardrop pendant – can add sparkle and presence. The chains just add a bit of “more”, when it’s not just a single chain. And you may have noticed the loop of chain that anchors the pendant. That loop – and pendant – is removable. So you have a multi strand chain necklace with no pendant at all. Two necklaces in one!

As always, I’m hoping this idea will spark your own creative juices. That’s what DIY is – or should be – all about. Do it yourself – the way you want it!

Peach Glass Gems – DIY Jewelry Supplies on Sale!

Peach glass gems or jewels are a customer favorite – in light peach or dark peach shades. And this week they’re on sale!

peach glass beads and jewels on sale in my shop

The sale isn’t listed on my shop front page though – you have to ask when you purchase an item. But it’s simple: buy any peach item in my shop and send me a message that you want a second item free! That’s all there is to it.

The sale is good today through midnight on Friday, November 13, 2021. It’s equal or lesser value, and limited to stock on hand – but it’s also a great deal. DIY jewelry supplies you’ll love!

Aqua and Crystal Earring Design Idea

I was trying new combos on my workbench – and thought these glass jewels, photoed to make a new earring design, were pretty wonderful.

vintage aqua glass teardrops and crystal rivoli jewels paired for a new earring design

The aqua glass teardrops are vintage, made in post-war Japan – that’s post World War II, so around 1950. The round crystal gems are new rhinestones with rivoli faceting. The combination of different shapes and intensities (sparkling crystal paired with opaque glass) adds an extra element.

Aqua is one of the most flattering colors – almost everybody can wear it beautifully. And the crystal rounds give enough sparkle to turn these earrings from year-round fabulous to holiday glamour.

Of course this pic can – and should – spark your own creative combinations – that’s what DIY is all about!