Customize these multi stone settings for earrings and pendants

I’m featuring a pic of these black diamond and crystal earrings today to show that even fairly small, neutral glass stones can have real design impact! These multi-stone settings have 10x8mm octagons and 4mm round stones.

And these can be customized all kinds of ways! The jewels I show here are neutral – black diamond, or gray – combined with sparkling crystal. I do have many colors available in my shop that fit these settings – making it easy to use your favorite colors, or the colors that match your bridesmaid dresses, or any kind of customization you choose.

The mannequin I use is close to “life size”, so the pic gives a pretty good idea of the size of these earrings. Imagine making them in your fave colors, or your mom’s, or your customer’s. You get the idea!

Red and White Vintage Glass Stones for DIY Jewelry Designs

Red and white is a terrific color combination – crisp and clean and the colors really pop! And these stones make wonderful elements for do it yourself earrings.

These opaque glass gems are vintage – the white teardrops were made in postwar Japan. The cherry red oval stones are from the 1960s. It’s always great to use vintage components when you can find them. They’re beautiful, they’re unusual, and they create no extra carbon footprint being manufactured. This is a win!

Emerald green glass stones – and a BOGO sale!

emerald green glass stones

Find these emerald green vintage glass teardrops, and emerald 8x8mm diamond shape (or diagonal square) glass gems here:
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And just for fun, I’m having a aecret BOGO sale – buy one, get one free! Make any purchase in my shop, small or large, and you can get a free pair of jewels, or pendant, for free! Just mention this blog post when you order – and let me know what freebie you want. Offer good through midnight on Monday, February 20, 2023. Happy hunting!

Clear Glass Beads and Gems

This time I wanted to focus on clear glass jewels. Totally clear, transparent – not the “crystal clear” that has a foil backing (yes those are lovely, but not this post!) No, I mean faceted, transparent glass. There are obvious advantages – clear glass beads go with everything. But more important, even clear glass earrings can have sparkle! Case in point:

And no, I didn’t artificially add sparkle and contrast to the pics. My lighting was the usual (for me) – a fairly bright overcast day, filtered through translucent plastic at one window. Hey, it (mostly) works. And the clear glass will sparkle sometimes, sometimes not. Just like all faceted glass gems 🙂

The great thing about clear glass gems: yes they go with everything. Which makes it smart to use them when making DIY jewelry. Whether you make and sell jewelry, or make jewelry for yourself and for gifts: you know that clear glass will work!

P.S. Clear glass is also great for bridal jewelry if you don’t want loud flash, or to compete with your gown. Something to keep in mind!

DIY earring design idea – aqua and purple!

Another example of earrings that look use aqua blue round glass jewels as a design element. Aqua is the birthstone color for March, so it’s kind of an appropriate time to show a few design ideas. But honestly, aqua is always a good idea!

These earrings pair the aqua round gems with sheer amethyst purple teardrops. The earrings have real color and style, but they’re not “in your face”. Sometimes you want pretty jewelry that doesn’t shout real loud, yknow?

And of course you could use this same style idea with your own gems and colors – make your own creative design! That’s what do it yourself jewelry is all about. Your own style. Well, that and saving money and having just exactly what you want!

Aqua, black diamond, and vintage white glass jewels – DIY earring design idea!

I’m really happy with this new earring design idea. The earrings would be long(ish), but the jewels are not massive and the earrings are not heavy (I tried on a pair!) And the combination of aqua 10mm rivoli rounds, black diamond 8x8mm diamonds, and the vintage white 18x12mm teardrops, makes these really interesting and attractive.

At least I think so! Let me know what you think 🙂 And of course, this design idea would be easy to adapt to your favorite colors. Use the beads and jewels scattered on your work bench, try new ideas, and create a fabulous, custom-made pair of earrings!