Stud and Button Earring Jewels

These are just a few of the jewels in my shop that are great for stud or button earrings. Of course, any jewels that can be placed in “no ring” settings can be made into stud earrings. Usually they’re smallish to medium size (though if you want some 18x13mm octagons for strong, bold button earrings, let me know – I still have some of those settings available with no rings).



There’s something bold about button earrings. They have to carry the whole design with just their shape and color – and you know, it really works. Use a good glue to attach earring studs to the back of these settings, allow it time to dry, and your earrings are ready to wear.

These are feminine, strong and pretty – and don’t dangle and get in the way when you’re working. Sometimes that’s an advantage!

More Glass Connector Links

Let’s take a look at more glass connector links available in my shop right now. I deliberately chose a few neutral, non-vivid colors this time. Subtle colors are just as useful as brights. Both are worth trying! And hey, maybe combine them in your own inspired design. Black with red. Garnet with emerald. Play with ideas!




Again -and as always, if there’s a shape and color you want, and can’t find – let me know, I might have some! Or know where to find some. Hey, can’t hurt to ask!

Glass Connector Jewels for your jewelry designs!

Today I’m highlighting some of the glass connectors in my shop. These can be the start – or focus – of so many jewelry designs. Link ovals together to make a bracelet, or an elegant necklace “chain” of jewels. Create earrings or intricate pendants with dangling, linked jewels. The possibilities really are endless!




Really I should say right off that most of the glass jewels in my shop can be used as connectors. There are a few (mostly pendants) that aren’t available in two-ring “connector” settings, but still… the majority of stones can be sent in the two ring settings.

Figure out what shapes and colors you like best, and let your imagination loose. Play with ideas! And as always, if there’s a shape and color of glass jewel you want, and can’t find – let me know, I might have some!

Faceted Pear or Teardrop Glass Gems

I wanted to highlight some of the gorgeous 14mm x 10mm pears I’ve got available in my shop right now.




My customers love teardrops (what can I say, so do I!) Teardrops are always wearable, and it’s a flattering, feminine shape. The 14x10mm size is just really useful. It’s lightweight for earrings, but still has presence. And it makes great glass connectors, and lovely pendants. Check them out, you’ll love these!

P.S. Click on the pic to see even more colors (and if you don’t see the color you want, just ask, I might have some stashed!)

Emerald Glass Jewels – the May birthstone color

Emerald green is the May birthstone color. This is a good reason to be shopping for emerald glass gems. But even more? Emerald is so flattering!




Some greens can be, let’s say challenging. Loden green, olivine, lime green, all have undertones that are sometimes difficult for some people to love. But emerald? Is one of the easiest colors to wear. It’s flattering to pale skin, to dark skin, to redheads, to gray hair, to… well you name it. It’s rich and wearable and flattering.

And a customer favorite. Check out the gems I have available right now (click on the pic above). And if there’s a shape you’re looking for and don’t see? Send me a note – I might have some stashed!

Necklace design idea – silver centerpiece with black diamond gems

Okay, first off, correction – the floral centerpiece in this necklace design idea is not silver – not sterling, I mean. It’s silver color – plated over brass I think. It’s pretty – not precious. And that’s just fine. Good design doesn’t have to be priceless!

In this design, I’ve linked the floral centerpiece with faceted black diamond glass gems.


Truly, the idea here is to prompt all of us to play with the stones and charms we have, or can find easily that don’t cost a fortune. We’re not talking costly gemstones here. We’re talking fun, pretty trinkiets that you can wear every day, just because you like them.

You don’t need to spend a fortune. Find what you like, or make it. Have fun with it. That’s kinda that point, you know?

Crystal earrings with sparkling glass gems

Crystal earrings are always a great choice! The sparkle is flattering. The color goes with everything. And of course, for prom, or weddings, or any special occasion – crystal always works!


With this pair of earrings, I used 12x12mm (1/2″) cushion cut octagons – that’s a classic octagon shape with rounded corners, paired with 18x13mm ovals. These are well facected – and large enough to give great sparkle, without being too heavy.

Link them with sturdy jump rings, add earwires, and your jewelry is ready to wear!

Sheer sapphire blue glass gems – on sale

I just wanted to share one more pic of some of the “blue glass gems” I have on sale right now. Yes, these are part of my “Buy one get one free” sale that runs through day after tomorrow.



And all you have to do is order any one pair, or pendant – and you can get another pair or pendant, for free. Just remember to mention this blog post in the Notes to Seller when you order.

This offer is good through Tuesday, April 12, 2022, and is limited to supplies on hand. Have fun shopping!

P.S. If any of these jewels is gone from my shop, send me a note – I might have some left and haven’t had a chance to relist. Can’t hurt to ask!

Blue zircon glass octagons – on sale!

Blue zircon glass gems – close to teal blue in color – are a customer favorite. Here are three sizes of blue zircon glass octagons I have available right now:



This is a gorgeous color that works all year round. These gems are wonderful for pendants and earrings – also glass connectors. You’ll love them!

More blue glass gems on sale!

Yesterday I mentioned the sale I’m having right now for any blue glass jewels in my shop. I just wanted to show you a few more shapes that are still available 🙂


Yes, it’s still a “Buy one get one free” sale. Order any one pair, or pendant – and you can get another pair or pendant, for free. Just remember to mention this blog post in the Notes to Seller when you order. That’s all you have to do for your freebie!

This offer is good through Tuesday, April 12, 2022, and is limited to supplies on hand. Have fun shopping!