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Earring design idea – peach and silver!

First off I should say – the “silver” acorn charms shown here are silver plated over brass, not sterling. The plating (and charms) are made in the U.S. by a premiere jewelry supply company – and this plating is quality. It’ll stay shiny silver for a good long time – and costs way less than sterling!





And the sheer peach diamond shape glass gems are just one example of the colors you might choose. If you don’t see your fave, send me a note – I might have some others in my stash!

Black diamond glass gems in a new earring design!

This earring design features neutral, faceted glass gems that look good all year round! That’s one of the perks of wearing “neutral” jewelry. You don’t have to match your outfit – though of course that’s fun too. Think about it – these deep gray earrings would look good with blue, with red, with emerald green, with white. Gray goes with pretty much everything!





And now that I think of it – the mannequin “model” I use is close to life size, so very useful that way. And her hair is reddish brown. But now I wish I had a wig for her in gray, or white! Because more people are choosing to let themselves go gray – or dying their hair gray/white, why not? It looks fabulous!

If (when!) I get a gray wig for my model I will definitely be showing off jewelry on her. Stay tuned! And in the meantime – remember that neutral glass jewels, neutral jewelry, works with every skin color, every hair color, year round. That’s a major win!

P.S. If you look closely you’ll see that these black diamond jewels are not the exact same shade. Close, but not exact. And that is totally all right. Everything does NOT have to be matchy-matchy. Best thing I’ve heard today!

Golden Topaz Glass Gems – the November birthstone!

These gorgeous, warm golden topaz octagons are vintage glass – my favorite kind of jewel. As you can see, the faceting is beautiful – and the clarity. And these are true vintage, with no new carbon footprint!



I don’t know exactly how old these stones are. The package they came in, with original paper wrapping, had a New York telephone number imprinted on the paper. And the phone number had no area code. So these jewels predate area codes. I had to look it up: the official rollout of area codes in the U.S. took place on November 10, 1951. So – these are over 70 years old! Yes, the paper looks that old. I can’t prove it but it’s pretty small potatoes to fake, yknow? I mean – a package of glass stones? Why would someone bother?

So I feel pretty comfortable saying “true vintage”. And there’s no guesswork at all in seeing how beautiful these are. Not to mention – topaz is the November birthstone. Just saying!

Emerald green glass gems – customizeable earring design!

This earring design idea has a couple extra special things going for it. First, the jewels have great style and presence – but they’re not huge and heavy. Second, emerald green! One of the most flattering colors to wear for most skin tones.



And this is super special – these are customizeable! Because *you* choose the color of the tiny round stone, shown here in peach. So you can combine two of your best friend’s favorite colors – or the color your customer likes best. Or your mom. Or, you know, your favorite! ***

And the goal – customized, gorgeous earrings that are comfortable and easy to make! Just link the two settings with jump rings, sturdy but unsoldered. Add earwires. You’re good to go!

*** You can also choose another color instead of the (wonderful) emerald. Sapphire blue, crystal clear, olivine green, red…. so you can *truly* customize these!

Faceted Amethyst Glass Pears in Two Sizes

New in my shop! I just got in some 14mm x 10mm deep amethyst purple teardrops – a wonderful counterpart to the larger, 18x13mm gems already available.



I wanted to show them both here so you can see what a great pendant-and-earrings set these teardrops can be. Now, each size is sold separately. But if you’re interested in a set as shown (two earring jewels and a pendant) just send me a note. We can work out a deal!

As always, do it yourself and save money. Make jewelry for gifts, or for sale – or for yourself. I think you’ll love these!

Navy Blue Glass Teardrops in a New Size

New in my shop! These montana sapphire or navy blue glass gems are a graceful teardrop shape. They’re wonderful for pendants and earrings, and because they’re also available in two ring setting styles, they’re terrific glass connectors too.



I’ve had coordinating navy blue teardrops in a larger 18x13mm size (3/4″ x 1/2″) – and they’re very popular. But sometimes you want a more petite jewel, yknow? These are a bit smaller and of course very lightweight. And hint: a pair of these, plus a larger teardrop, make a great pendant-and-earrings jewelry set!

As always, do it yourself and save money. And really, check them out – I think you’ll love them!

Fuschia pink faceted glass connectors!

New in my shop, I just got in these fabulous 8x8mm square, fuschia pink glass gems. Yes, they’re beautifully coordinated with the fuschia gems I have in my shop already. They are not an exact match (like so many gems with the same color name) – just fabulously coordinated and very close in color. And I think you’ll love them!

Fuschia pink has been one of the most popular color glass jewels in my shop for several months now. I’ve got some wonderful teardrops, and faceted rounds, and now I have adorable 8mm x 8mm square glass gems in beautiful fuschia pink. They’re great for glass connectors, and earring drops, and even tiny pendants.

I was only able to get one packet – I think they’re in high demand – and of course I’m searching for more. But right now – they’re here. And a great price. And they’re gorgeous glass gems!

Sheer Glass Pendants – on sale!

The jewels I’m showing off today are sheer faceted glass – in a 25mm x 18mm size that’s fabulous for pendants. And of course you could wear these for earrings as well! They’re not too heavy. They’re a little larger than I usually wear, so I think of them primarily as pendants. Please, do me a favor, and let me know what you think!

These are super affordable always – ranging in price from $2.29 to $3.29. And just for this week, you can get a two-for-one BOGO sale special!

Buy any pendant and you get a second pendant for free. How? Just buy your pendant, then send a “note to seller” to ask for your freebie – just remember to mention this blog post. And if you want a different color for your second pendant, as long as it costs the same or less than your first one – we can do that.

Offer good through midnight my time, on Saturday August 6, 2022. Happy shopping!

Sheer Faceted Glass Teardrops for Pendants and Earrings

I’m totally showing off now – these are just some of the sheer, no foil back glass gems I have available in my shop right now. Faceted pears or teardrops are one of the most popular shapes with my customers (I’d say octagons are the other strong contender) and it’s easy to see why.

The graceful faceted shape lends itself well to pendants or earrings. They’re terrific when combined in clusters with round or bicone gems, but they also do well “as is” – all by themselves. Think of some of your favorite earrings or pendants – then look at these glass gems. I know you recognize the potential!

And it helps of course that these are not expensive. From $2.99 to $3.79, the faceted, sheer glass beads and jewels in my shop are affordable and gorgeous. And that means you can make your favorite jewelry for gifts, for yourself or your customers – and not spend a lot of money. Yes, that’s a win!

Clear Glass Gems for Pendants and Earrings

Here are some more of the clear glass jewels currently available in my shop. I’ve actually been seeing clear jewelry quite often lately, and of course in ready made jewelry the prices range from…well, sort of reasonable to wow that’s a lot of money. And it doesn’t have to be that way!

Clear glass beads (jewels or gems) have several advantages. When they’re well faceted (and these are) they offer a surprising amount of sparkle and presence for transparent glass. Also, you know they go with everything – you’ll never be in the position of “I love this outfit but I don’t have any earrings to go with it!”

And, of course, it’s terrific when your jewelry is affordable. These glass gems range in price from $1.69 to $4.19. That’s it! Create jewelry in your own style. And don’t spend a lot of money. That’s totally a win!