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New Earring Design Idea!

The whole idea with this new do-it-yourself earring design idea, is to combine new colors and shapes. Of course the samples shown here are just that – samples. But I do like the way they complement each other!




I’ve combined sapphire glass pears, emerald 8x8mm diamonds (okay diagonal squares), and olivine green 8mm rounds with rivoli faceting. Three different but complementary colors, and three different shapes. You’ll have your own ideas. And that’s the way it’s supposed to be!

What will your favorite combinations be? I’d love to see them!

Light Colorado Topaz Glass Gems – a BOGO sale!

This is a “buy one get one free” offer on all the light colorado topaz glass gems (or beads, or jewels – what name do you use?) in my shop. Just in case you want to doublecheck, that’s Weekendjewelry1 on Etsy. Just for, you know, reference 🙂





The color named “light colorado topaz” is WONDERFUL. A golden tan, not too dark, that catches the light, especially with this terrific faceting. And it’s flattering for pretty much every skin tone.

It’s one of the “undiscovered” colors in a way – not as well known as red or blue, for example – and it’s gorgeous. So this is your chance to get two-for-one!

From today through Saturday, September 17, 2022, when you buy any colorado topaz glass gems, you can get another pair free. Just mention this blog post when you order! (Of course this is good for faceted pendants as well. Your choice!)

Black diamond glass gems in a new earring design!

This earring design features neutral, faceted glass gems that look good all year round! That’s one of the perks of wearing “neutral” jewelry. You don’t have to match your outfit – though of course that’s fun too. Think about it – these deep gray earrings would look good with blue, with red, with emerald green, with white. Gray goes with pretty much everything!





And now that I think of it – the mannequin “model” I use is close to life size, so very useful that way. And her hair is reddish brown. But now I wish I had a wig for her in gray, or white! Because more people are choosing to let themselves go gray – or dying their hair gray/white, why not? It looks fabulous!

If (when!) I get a gray wig for my model I will definitely be showing off jewelry on her. Stay tuned! And in the meantime – remember that neutral glass jewels, neutral jewelry, works with every skin color, every hair color, year round. That’s a major win!

P.S. If you look closely you’ll see that these black diamond jewels are not the exact same shade. Close, but not exact. And that is totally all right. Everything does NOT have to be matchy-matchy. Best thing I’ve heard today!

Golden Topaz Glass Gems – the November birthstone!

These gorgeous, warm golden topaz octagons are vintage glass – my favorite kind of jewel. As you can see, the faceting is beautiful – and the clarity. And these are true vintage, with no new carbon footprint!



I don’t know exactly how old these stones are. The package they came in, with original paper wrapping, had a New York telephone number imprinted on the paper. And the phone number had no area code. So these jewels predate area codes. I had to look it up: the official rollout of area codes in the U.S. took place on November 10, 1951. So – these are over 70 years old! Yes, the paper looks that old. I can’t prove it but it’s pretty small potatoes to fake, yknow? I mean – a package of glass stones? Why would someone bother?

So I feel pretty comfortable saying “true vintage”. And there’s no guesswork at all in seeing how beautiful these are. Not to mention – topaz is the November birthstone. Just saying!

Christmas in July – BOGO Sale!

Okay, I know it’s a bit of a cliche, but “Christmas in July” from a Seller’s point of view is a good idea. For one thing, it reminds us (ahead of time) that Christmas is a thing, and we need to be getting ready for either buying gifts or making gifts. And again from a seller’s point of view, it helps our customers think of stuff they need to make – or buy!

And I’m also late with this – I meant to announce my “Christmas in July” sale on the first of the month! But, well, life got busy, and family stuff, and crazy world these days, and you know how that goes.

So: all the red and green jewels in my shop – the traditional Christmas colors – are available in a BOGO sale. Buy one pair, get one pair free. Buy one pendant, get one free. You just have to send me a “note to seller” when you buy, and tell me what freebie you want!

Offer is good through Sunday, July 31, 2022, and limited to supplies on hand. Which right now I’ve got a good supply of, but then again, there’s a BOGO sale on right now. So hey, go shopping now and get some great deals!

Sapphire Glass Beads and Gems – on sale!

Sapphire blue is definitely one of the customer favorite colors in my Etsy shop. This isn’t a new concept – sapphire is probably one of the universally popular colors. Year round, for special occasions, you name it.

And the sapphire blue stones in my shop are on sale right now! Buy any pair of sapphire glass gems – and get a second pair free. Buy a sapphire blue pendant – and get a second pendant for free. You can dicker on which freebie you get, too. Just remember the phrase “equal or lesser value”. You get the idea 🙂

All you have to do is buy an item, then send a “note to seller” to tell me which freebie you want. This sale is good through midnight on July 7, 2022 – and of course only while supplies last. Great for gifts for your mom, your bff, and even for yourself!

Multi Stone Glass Beads – Customize These!

One of the most popular styles of pendant and earring glass jewels in my shop are multi-stone glass gems. These can be ovals, teardrops, octagons – the jewels shown here are just examples of the styles you can find.


First, remember that most of the stones I have available in my shop can be fitted into one of these multi stone settings. Any 18mm x 13mm pear, for example, would fit into the style shown at the lower right. Any 10mm x 8mm octagon can be set into the setting shown at upper right. And on and on.

So in that sense, these can be customized. Even more, you can pick the color of the tiny stones from a long list of colors I have available (see the ‘Variations’ on each listing, to learn about those colors). So if your favorite colors are yellow and purple, you can request those colors in these multi stone settings! And – this is a popular option – your earrings or pendants can match your bridesmaid colors.

Just send me a note and let me know the custom colors you need!

More Glass Connector Links

Let’s take a look at more glass connector links available in my shop right now. I deliberately chose a few neutral, non-vivid colors this time. Subtle colors are just as useful as brights. Both are worth trying! And hey, maybe combine them in your own inspired design. Black with red. Garnet with emerald. Play with ideas!




Again -and as always, if there’s a shape and color you want, and can’t find – let me know, I might have some! Or know where to find some. Hey, can’t hurt to ask!

More blue glass gems on sale!

Yesterday I mentioned the sale I’m having right now for any blue glass jewels in my shop. I just wanted to show you a few more shapes that are still available 🙂


Yes, it’s still a “Buy one get one free” sale. Order any one pair, or pendant – and you can get another pair or pendant, for free. Just remember to mention this blog post in the Notes to Seller when you order. That’s all you have to do for your freebie!

This offer is good through Tuesday, April 12, 2022, and is limited to supplies on hand. Have fun shopping!

Glass Jewels – Vintage and New – in gorgeous colors!

I just wanted to show off a new montage of glass jewels I have in my shop – some of these are vintage (love those best!) and some are new – all are well faceted and gorgeous.


These are each placed in multi-stone settings – and one of the perks of this style is that you can choose the color of the tiny stones. So you can color coordinate with, just for example, your bridesmaid colors. Or your customer’s favorites. You choose the combo you like best – we can do that!

Pretty glass gems in two jewel settings – color coordinated as you like best. And – just wanted to mention – click on the link above and you’ll find many more colors and shapes to choose from.

Check back soon to see more!