Sapphire Vintage Glass Gems – September birthstone

Sapphire blue is always a customer favorite – year round. And these pretty sapphire blue glass gems are also the rich gorgeous color of the September birthstone.

sapphire blue glass gems for earrings, glass connectors, pendants, and of course the September birthstone

The combination of sapphire blue, vintage glass diamond shape gems with slender teardrop or pear stones is perfect for earrings with a lot of presence – but not a lot of weight. I love gorgeous earrings that aren’t heavy!

These might be just the style that your best friend, or your mom, or you would love – and customers love them too. Just saying!

And oops, I meant to post this earlier, for timely September birthday gifts. But it’s still a good idea to mention – for your September birthday girls – but also Christmas. And, well, just for you!

Glass jewel earring styles – in multi stone settings

“Multi stone settings” are a great way to customize your jewelry. As you can see in the examples shown below, there are several different styles you can select – and in almost all cases, you can also choose the colors of the jewels you prefer!

faceted glass earring and pendant jewels in multi stone settings

The small octagon setting at lower right could have, for example, red octagons – and emerald green tiny stones, just for Christmas fun! The teardrop earrings could be in crystal-with-crystal gems for a bride – or deep amethyst teardrops with pink tiny round stones. Lovely!

You get the idea – you can easily customize these colors and styles to suit your mom, your bestie, or your customer. And it’s so much fun to play with colors!

And I almost forgot – when you order, mention this post and get a BOGO (buy one pair, get one free) deal, good through Sunday, September 12, 2021. Just saying!

Peridot Glass Gems – BOGO sale!

And these are more peridot glass gems in my shop right now:

They’re also part of the BOGO (buy one get one free) sale through Saturday, August 14, 2021 – when you buy peridot glass gems from my Etsy shop, you can get a free pair or pendant. Send me a note to tell me which freebie you want (and click on the pic to find more styles available).

Just thought I’d show them off!

Peridot and Aqua DIY Earrings

This is just a quick note that, drum roll, color is wonderful! Use it. Try it. Play with it!

The earrings shown here combine three (slightly) different colors from peridot to light blue to aqua. Of course you could use any combination of colors – the point is, to try ideas. Some of them won’t work, but some of them will be wonderful!

Aqua and emerald glass necklace design

This is a classic necklace design – made new with fresh elements! I’ve paired opaque aqua glass rondelles with a beautifully faceted emerald glass octagon pendant.

You don’t have to make a complex, fussy design to have gorgeous jewelry! You need great elements, basic skills, and an eye for good design. And you know you can personalize this idea with your own favorites – or the colors your customer requests. This is a win!

P.S. Find the emerald glass pendant here!

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!)

Earring Design Idea – Neutral Glass Gems

I recently made a pair of earrings for a friend – and was reminded that it’s fun to use neutral colors sometimes. How often do you wear black and white, or tan and black? Yeah, me too. So I took some jewels that were already on my worktable, and tried a new design. Let me know what you think!

earring design idea featuring black diamond glass teardrops paired with neutral round glass gems

I think this is a good reminder to me – and to my friends and customers too. Get out of the rut sometimes? I love color, so I tend to move toward using vivid colors in jewelry. And that’s fine, and works well. But gray is strong – and neutral. Combining neutrals works too!

Remember to click on the pic so you can see more jewels in my shop. And let me know if there’s something you’re looking for and can’t find – I might have some stashed!

Rose Pink Glass Beads and Jewels

Start the new year (yay 2021!) with pretty pink pendant and earring jewels!

rose pink beads and jewels in my online jewelry supplies shop

Click on the picture to see more pink glass beads and jewels I have available right now. Or just bookmark the page for when you’re thinking more about spring colors – and pink jewelry for your customers, your bestie – and yourself!

It’s all cold and snowy outside right now (at my house anyway) – but Spring is coming!

P.S. Just in case – you know pink is a favorite color for bridesmaid jewelry, right? Just saying…

New necklace design idea – make it your own!

So here’s a necklace design idea I really like:

necklace design idea featuring opaque glass jewels in ovals and teardrop shapes

The style is classic, really – oval cabochons leading to a teardrop shaped centerpiece. But you can have so much fun, mixing colors, maybe styles, shapes, you name it! Take the idea – and make it yours…!

And whatever design and ideas you use, it’s great to make Christmas prezzies for your friends and loved ones – and you save money at the same time. Love that idea!

Black diamond earrings – and a sale!

Now these are truly “Statement Earrings” – bold and strong. I show them here in Black Diamond, a neutral that looks great year round – but of course you could use any color rhinestones. Or combination of colors, come to think of it – I may post more pics later just to show some examples!

black diamond big faceted teardrops combined with faceted octagon stones to make statement earrings...components are on sale in my online jewelry supplies shop

The pear or teardrop shaped stones here are larger than I usually wear – but they make such an impact! And I don’t mean “weight” impact – they’re not that heavy. Paired with the faceted octagons, they’re just classy 🙂

And yes, if you’re thinking ahead, these would be fabulous Christmas prezzies for your bff or your mom. Or for you. Or for New Year’s Eve. Know what I mean, right?

P.S. Oh! The “sale” I mentioned – for the rest of July 2020, if you buy the black diamond 25×18 teardrops (if you want to make earrings you’ll need two, they’re listed onsite as singles) – send me a note and I’ll include the 10x8mm octagons for free. Limited time offer and all that – just mention this blog post (and remember, this is through July 31, 2020!)