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!

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!

Necklace Design Idea with Red and Purple

Pretty jewels off my workbench – I tried a new combination, a deep amethyst purple ‘checkerboard’ faceted square diamond shape that measures 10mm x 10mm (approx. 3/8″) paired with a vivid red teardrop pendant (it’s 25mm x 18mm, about 1″ x 3/4″).

necklace design idea featuring a red rhinestone pear or teardrop, and an amethyst purple square diamond gem

It’s not a combination I would have grabbed as first choice – but I love it. Yes, it helps if it works with your outfit – and who wears red with purple? Well I have been known to do that – I bet you have too…!

Try new colors – don’t spend a lot of money – and make fabulous jewelry for yourself and for gifts.

Now that’s what DIY is all about!

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!

Christmas Jewels

Yes, it seems a little early to be thinking about Christmas! But you know, if you’re going to make Christmas presents – or even more, if you’re going to make jewelry you hope to sell for Christmas gifts – it’s definitely time!

emerald green and vivid red oval glass jewels for Christmas earrings

Of course this is just one example of how you could combine “Christmas colors” into a pretty and fun pair of earrings. And I’ll be showing more in the next few days. But even more – this is just to get your creative juices ticking. Combine unusual colors – or go classic with red and green.

Think of combos, sizes and shapes that your best friend would love – that your sister would love – or your mom. (And hey – that YOU would love!)

Don’t spend a lot of money – but rather, spend a little time inventing and creating. Creativity + low cost. This is a great idea for Christmas!

Heart Stamping Tags – Make Personalized Jewelry!

Stamping tags are a wonderful way to add a personalized touch to your jewelry. I just got in these cute heart shaped tags and I’m going to make some gifts!

golden brass heart shaped stamping tags for personalized jewelry

Add them to small jewels or beads to make personalized earrings, or perhaps to a pendant. Or use several to spell out the name of your bestie. Or make presents with the initials of her kids.

You get the idea – there are lots of fun, easy ways to make personalized jewelry!

(I’m going to add a few pics in the days coming up – just showing examples of some of my favorite designs!)

Crystal Glass Gems – on sale!

Crystal rhinestone gems are a jeweler’s secret weapon. When they’re well cut (and these are) they have a wonderful clarity and sparkle. They always look good. They are always in style. They make wonderful jewelry for brides – or for any special occasion. And for this week, in my shop they’re on sale!

Click on the pic to find more styles – the ones in the pic are a small sample of the styles I have available right now! For this sale, when you buy one pair (or pendant) – you get one free! Just let me know which freebie you want, when you order.

Remember, through midnight on Saturday, August 21, 2021, and only while supplies last – you buy one, get one free!

Peridot Glass Gems – great August gift ideas!

The birthstone gem for August is peridot. And it’s already August, so this idea is for those of us (yeah, I never do this) who need a nice birthday gift NOW. So – make a pretty pair of earrings or pendant. Peridot green, the August color. And they’re on sale in my shop!

For the next week – through Saturday, August 14, 2021 – when you buy peridot glass gems from my Etsy shop, you can get a free pair or pendant! Equal or lesser value is the only catch – and you have to mention this blog post (which is how you know about the sale!)

There are lots more peridot glass gems in my shop than are shown in this pic – just click on the pic to see more. And don’t wait, it’s only while my supplies last – and you’ve got that birthday girl to gift!

(Tell her I said happy birthday too. Just because!)