Clear Glass Bracelet Design Idea – and a Special Offer

I made this bracelet to see how these totally clear glass cabochons would work as a bracelet. Their only color comes from the settings, and they’re not faceted – so how would they look? Would they have any sparkle?

clear glass octagon bracelet

And the answer is yes!

Now about that special I mentioned above! When you click on the pic you’ll find the clear octagons. The bracelet as shown is made with ten octagons. If you want to make this bracelet, you’d need 5 pairs. But if you order 4 pairs, just mention to me when you order that you’d like a free pair! It’s that simple.

Offer good through August 31, 2021 at midnight. Have fun making your bracelet! I think you’ll love it.

New DIY Earring Design Idea

Last night I tried this combination of amethyst and emerald glass jewels – and discovered it was fabulous!

this isn’t a color combination you necessarily expect to see – which I think is one great reason to try it. Also – if I had a fabulous purple sweater, I’d definitely try it with dark green skirt or pants. They aren’t “matching” but they would complement each other. And it’s just fun to try new colors!

Like these. Really, aside from being a fun combo, it reminds us to TRY stuff. Can’t hurt. Might be great!

Bronze Open Work Large Leaf Charms

These are big, lightweight leaf charms – great to use “as is”, or to combine with other elements to make stunning earrings or pendants. These are not Serious. These are fun!

bronze leaf charms for earrings or pendants

Click on the pic to see the listing – and to see a few variations in ideas for using these charms. Just remember, it doesn’t have to be complicated – “as is” is good too!

Clear Heart Earrings

It’s possible you might think that clear – I mean, totally transparent – earrings will have no pizzazz or presence. Let me argue with that idea!

These vintage glass hearts are nicely faceted, and when you combine faceting with the metal prong settings, you get jewels that will be noticed!

Pretty, romantic heart earrings (great gifts for her, if any of your guy friends are looking!) And you don’t have to spend a lot, or work hard, to make them. Add earwires and you’re good to go!

DIY red white and blue earrings for the Fourth of July!

Okay, I’ll say right up front that of course these earrings would look great year-round. But I was playing with faceted stones on my worktable, just trying new ideas, and these really would be perfect for the Fourth of July!

This easy DIY earring design is the result – find the right stones, add jump rings, and you’re good to go!

Make the design your own! Change sizes and shapes, and even colors – really the thing to remember is that it’s always a great time to try new ideas…

Multi Stone Glass Drops for Earrings

This post is really just to give you an idea of how big my two-jewel earring drops are in “real life”. I have several colors of this style available, and custom colors are always possible. The only thing you need to add is earwires!

But sometimes it can be hard to tell, from an online pic, just what size the jewels are. So here they are, on a mannequin bust. It’s not exactly life size – but really close! And it shows how these jewels look as earrings.

black diamond glass jewels for DIY jewelry

Click on the pic and you’ll see the color combinations I have in my shop right now – and remember, you can always ask for custom colors!

Oval Glass Jewels – and a BOGO sale!

Here’s an example of using two different size oval glass jewels in your earring design:

oval glass gems used in new, classic earrings

Take this idea and tailor them into your design, your style. Your earrings. And you can do it yourself and save – from now till April 25, 2021, you can buy one pair – and get one pair free. When you make your order, just send me a note and tell me what your free pair should be! Only while supplies last – you might not want to wait.

That’s the whole idea – do it yourself and save. Make what YOU like. Win!

Do It Yourself Bridal and Wedding Jewels

Wedding season is coming!

That’s true of course. But also true is that sparkling crystal jewelry is always in fashion. It always looks great. It goes with almost everything. And crystal jewelry makes wonderful gifts. So, you knew all that already.

faceted crystal glass gems for Spring 2021

But the “goes with everything” and “makes great gifts” is something to keep in mind. If you want to make a pair of earrings or a pendant or bracelet for your favorite customer, or for your college roomie, or for yourself… you KNOW that crystal is going to look great.

Do it yourself jewelry. Save money. Make personal gifts for your friends. This is a win!

P.S. Click on the pic above to see even more crystals available in my shop right now. And just a note – I’m going to try some new bridal designs in the next weeks. Stay tuned (and tell me what you think!)

Spring 2021 Sheer Glass Gems for DIY Jewelry

And it just feels good to be looking forward to Spring, you know? Pretty colors, lightweight dresses, and eventually we can all get together again. At least we’re going in the right direction!

sheer glass gems in spring 2021 colors

And right now you can get a BOGO sale! Buy one get one free – a pendant, or a pair of pretty jewels…. when you purchase a pair of sheer glass gems, or a pendant, you can ask for a second free! Just mention this blog post when you purchase. And the offer’s only good through Friday, April 9, 2021 – so don’t wait till long. Once they’re gone, they’re gone (well until I can restock at least!)

Sheer glass gems. Add a necklace chain, or a pair of comfy earwires – and your jewelry’s ready to wear. Easy. Beautiful. And on sale!

Sapphire and Crystal DIY Earrings

Sapphire glass and sparkling crystal earrings in a slender, wearable two-jewel setting…You can get fancy, you can get complex – but this simple setting really makes a fabulous pair of earrings!

sapphire blue and sparkling crystal earrings with a multi stone setting

Really I just think it’s a good idea to point out that you don’t have to spend a lot of time or money to have pretty jewelry. Of course you can – and I’m not talking just about precious gems. There are intricate, complex designs that can produce fabulous pretties.

But you don’t have to. Be easy on yourself sometimes. Find a pretty jewel, or a pretty combo like these in one setting. Figure out the colors you want. Add earwires. Done.

And they’ll be great. It really can be that simple. (And hey, click on the pic to see more combos that are ready in my shop – and remember you can ask to see others!)