Crystal glass jewels for a sparkling necklace

This picture shows a sparkling crystal necklace – and a super useful DIY necklace design!

sparkling crystal rhinestone jewels on a silver chain...a do it yourself necklace design idea

Of course, you can just click on the pic to find these jewels – and more crystals, more styles, and more colors – in my shop. This design is made with three sizes of crystal rhinestone (glass) jewels – shown here are 8mm rounds with rivoli faceting, 10x10mm diamond shapes, and a pear or teardrop focal centerpiece that measures 18x13mm. This would be a wonderful necklace for prom – and (I know you’ve thought of this already) a beautiful bridal necklace. Wedding jewels? Yes!

Run with the idea – using the shapes that work best for you, and a different color – or combination of colors – that could be so much fun!

And as always, if there’s a color or shape you’re searching for and not finding – just ask. I might have it – or I’ll help!

Aqua connectors and montana sapphire earring jewels for DIY earrings

Another pretty, sparkly do it yourself earring design idea:

aqua glass connector and montana sapphire diamond shaped glass gems paired for an easy to use earring design idea

Click on the pic to find these jewels in my shop – and more, of course 🙂 These aqua glass connectors and montana sapphire diamond shaped glass gems aren’t the two colors you might think to combine first. But – as you can see, they’re terrific together!

Of course you can choose your own coordinating colors (and shapes). I do have these diamond shaped jewels in sheer amethyst, and a few in emerald green – and may have more in future. It’s such a cool shape!

And if there’s something you don’t see – and you need? Just ask!

Do it yourself earring jewels!

It’s winter, it’s cold, and a little bit of DIY sparkling jewelry can just be a bit of lift, you know?

crystal rounds and petite sapphire glass pear jewels available in my jewelry supplies shop

Click on the pic to find these jewels (and more) in my shop! As shown here, this is just a potential do it yourself jewelry design. The beads (or jewels) are smallish – these earrings would be lightweight and delicate.

And pretty. And could be made in your choice of color. And shape, for that matter. Really it’s just an idea to get your creative juices going!

Spring is coming. A little treat right now is just a good idea!

Clear glass jewels add sparkle to your DIY jewelry designs!

You might think that clear glass jewels would be boring. After all, they have no color, how could they have any jazz? But you know – they really do.

clear glass jewels in my jewelry supplies shop

You should absolutely click on the picture to see more clear glass jewels I have available right now. Most of all, I wanted to show that even clear jewels can add sparkle to your outfit. Part of it’s the faceting, of course. And my personal preference is to set them in golden or silver settings. But actually, clear glass set into patina (antiqued) brass settings really does have a mystical, deeper appeal. And ‘antiqued’ is a good description – they look like aged treasures. In a good way!

Check out the clear jewels in my shop right now – and if you’re looking for a shape or size you don’t see, just ask – I might have some! Or be able to get them.

The quest is always fun!

New DIY earring jewels – and happy new year!

These sapphire blue pears are now available in a new medium size – they’re 14mm x 10mm, approx. 5/8″ x 3/8″. It’s a terrific size when you want earrings that are a bit more petite – but still have a great presence. And these new, smaller rounded gems are lovely paired with these teardrops.

sapphire blue glass teardrops paired with small round gems for DIY earrings

And yes, they’re on sale right now. If you buy the 14x10mm pears, send me a note and I’ll include the rounds for free! This is just through Monday, January 4, 2021 (and while supplies last). So don’t wait too long!

And did you notice – “2021”. That’s another reason to celebrate, yknow?

Let’s have a happy new year!

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 🙂

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

(Click this link to find glass pendants and jewels in my shop!)

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 😉