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 🙂