Navy Blue Glass Teardrops in a New Size

New in my shop! These montana sapphire or navy blue glass gems are a graceful teardrop shape. They’re wonderful for pendants and earrings, and because they’re also available in two ring setting styles, they’re terrific glass connectors too.



I’ve had coordinating navy blue teardrops in a larger 18x13mm size (3/4″ x 1/2″) – and they’re very popular. But sometimes you want a more petite jewel, yknow? These are a bit smaller and of course very lightweight. And hint: a pair of these, plus a larger teardrop, make a great pendant-and-earrings jewelry set!

As always, do it yourself and save money. And really, check them out – I think you’ll love them!

Sheer Faceted Glass Teardrops for Pendants and Earrings

I’m totally showing off now – these are just some of the sheer, no foil back glass gems I have available in my shop right now. Faceted pears or teardrops are one of the most popular shapes with my customers (I’d say octagons are the other strong contender) and it’s easy to see why.

The graceful faceted shape lends itself well to pendants or earrings. They’re terrific when combined in clusters with round or bicone gems, but they also do well “as is” – all by themselves. Think of some of your favorite earrings or pendants – then look at these glass gems. I know you recognize the potential!

And it helps of course that these are not expensive. From $2.99 to $3.79, the faceted, sheer glass beads and jewels in my shop are affordable and gorgeous. And that means you can make your favorite jewelry for gifts, for yourself or your customers – and not spend a lot of money. Yes, that’s a win!

Black and White Necklace Design Idea – Classic Style

This is a classic necklace design idea – use interesting beads or gems, linked together, to form a necklace chain. Add a fabulous pendant. Voila: great necklace design, easy to make and flattering to wear!

It’s also classic to use black and white stones or gems. How many times are we wearing black to work – jacket, dress, pants and shirt – and we need something to complement that black without seeming all dark and gloomy? Like I said – black and white, a great combo that adds interest and looks great!

P.S. I think this just needs to be said once in a while. Great jewelry does not have to be made with diamonds, gold, and pearls. Yes those can be wonderful. But so is individuality, personal style, and affordability. And feeling happy with your jewelry. And loving that you made it yourself (or gave it as a gift!) and did NOT have to spend your rent money to do it. Make your jewelry. Love your jewelry!

Customize your Glass Jewels, Part 2

Several days ago I featured multi-stone glass gems in my Etsy shop. And I think I mentioned I’d be showcasing more of these multistone glass gems, later on. Well that’s what I’m doing today!

These examples feature a few more of the multi stone gems I have in my shop – and like the previous entries, these can be customized easily by changing the color of the tiny stone. So if your sister loves navy blue and purple, you could request amethyst purple tiny stones combined with montana sapphire, or navy blue, glass pears. And that’s just an example of the possible customizations!

You know best what works for you, and your friends and customers – and now you realize just how easy it is to customize these jewels. Don’t spend a lot of money, create jewelry the way you want it – that’s absolutely how it should work!

Peridot Glass Gems – on sale!

Peridot green glass gems are on sale in my Etsy shop. You know that peridot is the birthstone color for August – and I figure peridot glass gems absolutely fall into that same category. Beautiful, with terrific faceting, and super affordable – and in time for planning some gifts for your friends and family who have August birthdays!

For the next week – through midnight on June 30, 2022 – when you purchase any peridot green glass gems, you can get a second pendant or pair of jewels, free! Order the gems you want – and then mention this blog post in a “Note to Seller” to tell me want your freebie (and you can dicker on which one that is!) Only while supplies last (I have to add that, you know how it is).

I do have more shapes and sizes than are shown in the pic above – and sometimes I have others stashed, but haven’t got them listed yet. So if you’re looking for a specific style or size and don’t see it – please do send a note and ask, I might have some!

Red Glass Gems – on sale!

Red glass gems are on sale this week in my Etsy shop! Of course that includes the pendant shown below – but also coordinating smaller jewels. Octagons, rounds, teardrops – all on sale. Ruby red is the birthstone color for July – so this sale is just in time for you to design and make some special July birthday gifts!

For the next week – through midnight on June 22, 2022 – when you purchase a red glass pendant or pair of red jewels, you can get a second pendant or pair of jewels, free! All you have to do is order your item – and then mention this blog post in a “Note to Seller” and let me know you want your freebie. Easy to do and a great way to save money for gifts!

This is only while supplies last – so you might not want to wait. Make gifts – save money – this is the way it ought to work!

New Earring Design Idea with Glass Jewels and Brass Filigree

The flower shaped, silver plated brass filigree in this earring design idea is one of my favorite filigrees. Right now I have it in my shop in golden raw brass – note that I do have a few silver pairs left, so just drop me a note if you want to see some!


The combination of glass teardrops and flower shaped filigree really works here I think! And since most of my jewels are available in golden raw brass as well as silver plated settings, you can match whichever metal settings color you prefer. I do have a limited quantity of the filigrees in silver – just drop me a note if you’re interested! And I do have more on the way.

Delicate, feminine brass filigrees combined with glass gems – this is a winning combo that you can customize with your favorite colors and shapes. And you don’t have to spend a lot of money. This is a win!

Sale Items in my Etsy shop!

I wanted to point out a few of the items on sale in my shop. Not just “on sale” – but “for sale”. These are specials – you might want to go peek!


The items in this pic are not the only ones on sale – and I’ll post more pics soon. But in the meantime, please do go look. You could find just the earring jewels you wanted – or a new pendant for that gift for your mom – on sale. This is the way it’s supposed to work, yknow? Great looking jewelry that’s easy to make – and saving money too. Love it!

Classic DIY Necklace Design

Yes, this is a classic necklace design: a faceted pear or teardrop shaped pendant on a simple silver(ish) chain. This works year round but the ruby red color is especially appropriate right now, since the birthstone color for July is ruby red.


Of course this design works with your favorite color, too. I just wanted to show you the sample in ruby red! It will look great worn over a tee shirt, or with a cocktail dress for dinner. It’s known as classic for a reason – this works!

Sapphire Glass Jewels – DIY Earring Design Idea

Sapphire blue is one of the most popular glass jewel colors in my Etsy shop. It’s a beautiful, rich color, flattering to most skin tones, and really works in year-round jewelry.

This earring design idea features two shapes of sapphire glass jewels – 12mm x 12mm cushion cut octagons (a classic faceted square octagon with rounded corners) paired with 18mm x 13mm faceted teardrops. These earrings would be approximately 2″ long – large enough to have real presence, but not super heavy. And sapphire blue is the birthstone color for September. Just in case that’s useful to remember…

Easy DIY earrings to make, that are also easy and flattering to wear!