Clear crystal pendant in DYI necklace design idea

This do it yourself necklace design idea features clear crystal sparkle and golden brass – proving you don’t have to spend a fortune to have a lovely piece of jewelry 🙂

clear rhinestone pendant is the focus of this do it yourself necklace design idea

And I’m doing another BOGO – buy one, get one free – sale, just because it’s a great time to offer a deal. When you buy one of these clear rhinestone pendants, 25x18mm, you can send a “note to seller” and request a second pendant (or clear pair of glass jewels) to go with. Add your own creative ideas, adapt as you will, and make gifts for Christmas – or a pretty piece of jewelry for yourself!

Of course I have to add, this offer is limited to supplies on hand, and it’s good through midnight on Monday, November 30, 2020.

P.S. A little “plus” – clear crystal, and golden brass? You know this is going to look great year-round. Christmas necklace today – and great with a cotton sundress a few months down the road!

DIY Earrings for Christmas gifts :-)

Of course these earrings wouldn’t have to be (just) for Christmas. They look good and you’ll wear them anytime. But they feel more Christmas-y because of the vivid red glass jewels. You know I think using jewels in prong settings, and adding chain for movement and texture, is a fine way to make earrings 🙂

Just to show you what I mean:

Christmas earring design idea featuring red cushion cut octagon jewels and silver plated brass chain

Naturally you could use any color or shape glass jewels. It’s just that the red is so pretty – and appropriate – this time of year!

Do it yourself jewelry. Make Christmas gifts they’ll love. And save money. See, this is a great Christmas idea!

DIY Earrings – new combo :-)

Okay, first, these are not just “Christmas earrings” or pendants. Emerald green is one of the most flattering colors you can choose, especially if it’s for a gift and you don’t know the person’s favorite color. Emerald is easy to wear, it doesn’t have sallow or yellow undertones, which can be tricky. So when in doubt? Emerald, or maybe turquoise, are super choices. And we just happen to have both those colors in this DIY earring design idea 😉

DIY earring design idea featuring aqua vintage glass ovals and emerald green faceted octagons

You’ll notice I’m using one of my favorite “tricks” (it’s not really) – combining opaque glass cabochons (the vintage aqua ovals) with faceted sparkling glass – the emerald green octagons. It’s just another example of “everything doesn’t have to be matchy-matchy”. And by accident (I didn’t notice until I was actually taking the pics!) I have them in two different color settings – patina brass for the emerald, and golden raw brass for the ovals.

You’re not supposed to do that – combine different color settings and all. Well darn. Why not try it?

Christmas Earring ideas :-)

Really I was just playing with stones on my worktable, and getting a few new pics. Then I happened to place these together – and love them! Christmas colors of vivid red and emerald green, and a combination of the opaque smooth jewels and faceted emerald rounds – these totally work and they’re just so, well, so Christmas!

Christmas earring design idea featuring red vintage glass ovals and emerald green faceted chaton jewels

And if you order the cherry red ovals, you can send me a “note to seller” and request a pair of the emeralde green rounds – for free! Obviously it’s only while supplies last, and only for a few days – till midnight on October 30, 2020. But hey, what a cool Christmas earring idea!

DIY Christmas earrings design idea

I meant to post this earlier and I think my brain went away or something. It’s a simple DIY earring design idea – with a bit of sparkle, and a bit of Christmas green – great for holiday jewelry!

emerald glass octagons and clear navette crystals in a new DIY earring design

Of course you can use your favorite colors, and play with different shapes too. The basic idea is that you can mix colors and shapes and create some very fun earrings!

And as always – saving money on your jewelry and making Christmas gifts is a great year-round idea 😉

New design for 2020 holiday earrings!

I have an easy earring design for your 2020 holiday earrings today – and if you check out this blog from time to time you’ll recognize two of my favorite elements.

I grabbed these from my worktable – sapphire teardrops in a medium 14x10mm size – and cable chains. The teardrops are inverted, so they point toward the chains. A tiny difference here that I’m going to use more often? Two different chain colors.

sapphire blue teardrops and multi color chains in a new DIY earring design

One of the main advantages to these multicolor chains is that once you wear jewelry with more than one color metal – every piece of jewelry you own that has metal, can be said to coordinate! No need to wear only silver or only gold. Plus it’s just fun.

Honestly, the different colors of the chains don’t show up as much as I’d like – I’m going to play with this some more. It’s such a useful design direction!

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!

Vivid glass octagons – DIY earrings

You know one of the design ideas that I embrace is using different shapes, different textures, different materials? Well I hate to be totally consistent (predictable) – so this time I’m advocating using multiple jewels of the exact same shape and size:

DIY earring design idea featuring 10x8mm glass octagons in vivid colors

These earrings are long enough – and large enough – to be noticed, but they aren’t heavy at all. And of course can be customized with whatever oolors you like best – or your customer loves – maybe the birthstone colors of her kids. That sort of customization is fun and kind of wonderful. And that personalization makes these DIY earrings a great gift idea (just saying!)

And the jewels here are different colors, so they’re not all matchy-matchy. That counts, right?

DIY Earring Design

It was late at night, I was playing around with glass jewels on my worktable and this design evolved:

DIY earring design idea featuring aqua glass octagons and colorado topaz oval glass gems

As always, take the idea and run with it – using your own choice of shapes and colors. The jump rings add good movement, don’t you think?

Of course, shop here to find beautiful glass gems (and more jewelry supplies!). And mention this blog post to get a free pair of jewels 🙂

Simple and elegant DIY necklace design idea

It’s always good to remember that fussy, complex design is not the only way to create beauty. Yes, there are designs that require many hours to complete, and complicated elements to create. But sometimes you just need classic, beautiful elements.

Case in point: this necklace idea. Basic cable chain, faceted glass rondelles, and a classic pear shaped pendant combine to make a necklace that would be wonderful for prom, for date night, for work – and in sparkling crystal, wonderful for a bride.

DIY necklace design idea featuring cable chain and a faceted teardrop pendant

Now is that a great idea or what? Make one to go with your favorite outfit. Or start making Christmas presents now and remember that New Year’s isn’t that far away. Even in this weird, troubled year, we will still find ways to share – and celebrate 🙂