Sapphire Blue and Red Necklace Design Idea

I highlighted some of my favorite sapphire blue glass gems in a post a few days ago – and that was prompted in part by sapphire blue being the birthstone color for September. Plus I just think sapphire blue is beautiful, and flattering, and easy to wear all year round. So there’s that. But also – September birthstone, right? So then I wanted to share this necklace design idea.

This is a classic design, linking glass gems to a focal pendant – and of course you could choose the shapes and colors you like best. The teardrop (or pear) shaped pendant here is gorgeous – but you’ll use your own favorite elements and make this design your own. That’s the fun of jewelry design!

Clear Glass Octagon Earrings

Yesterday’s post shows some of the faceted glass 10mm x 8mm octagons I have available right now (and on sale!) I thought it would be helpful to show you the scale of these small glass gems. The mannequin head in this pic is close to life size – so you can see that these octagons, while small, definitely work as earring jewels!

Of course they work wonderfully when you combine them with more glass gems, charms, and other elements. But on their own they are terrific. These small-but-pretty earrings would look good day or night, with jeans or cocktail dress.

And remember, through August 13, 2023, they’re on BOGO sale!

Faceted Glass 10mm x 8mm Octagons – on sale!

I love octagon shaped glass gems, big or small. They have a classic “emerald cut” shape (and that refers to the faceting this time, not the gemstone). They’re classy. They look good all alone or in combination with other shapes and sizes.

And right now, these octagons are on sale! Buy one pair, and get one pair free. It’s easy – when you purchase a pair you send me a convo (right there on Etsy) and let me know what color freebie you want! Equal or lesser value and all that, and only while supplies last. But I’m pretty well stocked up, I think. Don’t wait too long – this offer’s good through midnight on Sunday, August 13, 2023.

P.S. And yes – if you buy five pairs (just for example) you get five freebie pairs, too. Go for it!

DIY Earring Design – emerald and silver!

This simple, fun earring design has two main components: silver plated leaf charms that are a bit under 1″ long, and 10mm rivoli faceted, emerald green glass stones, linked to hang from a large ring. The elements complement each other beautifully!

Of course you can choose any color glass jewel that you love (or that you have on your work table!) I do think the 10mm round stones are a pretty contrast to the slightly longer silver leaf charms. But as always, you’ll adapt this idea using your favorite stones and shapes.

Will love to see what designs you come up with!

Crystal Oval Pendant with Flower

The golden brass flower connector in this pendant is one of my favorite charms. It’s so pretty – and useful. I’ve used it in necklace designs as shown, and it works for earrings too. Add a small jewel dangle and you’ve got your new favorite pair of earrings!

I have a few more colors of that faceted oval pendant – if you don’t see the color you need, send me a note – I might have some stashed!

Sapphire Glass Jewels, Part 2 – and a BOGO sale!

I showed off some sapphire glass jewels I have in my shop, in yesterday’s post. Today I wanted to show the scale of the two-jewel sapphire drops I have in my shop. The mannequin in this pic is pretty close to life size, so you can get an idea of how large (or rather, not too large!) these earring jewels really are.

And just so you know, the “BOGO” buy-one-get-one-free deal is still on, through midnight on Monday, August 7, 2023. So when you buy a pair of sapphire blue glass stones in my shop you get a second pair for free. Just mention this post when you order, and then let me know what freebie you want!

Sapphire Glass Jewels – and a BOGO sale!

It’s fun to have sales! Fun for me to reach new customers (and to give an even better deal to my current customers) – and of course it’s fun to buy something you really love and get it at a sale price!

So my deal this week, from today through midnight on Monday, August 7, 2023, is when you buy a pair of sapphire blue glass stones in my shop (or a sapphire blue pendant jewel) you get a second pair for free! All you have to do is make your purchase and then email or convo me (on Etsy) mentioning this blog post, and then let me know what freebie you want.

Buy one pendant? Get a second for free. Buy a pendant and three pairs of earring jewels? Get four freebies. Only while supplies last, but I’ve got a good stash. Such a deal!

Crystal Diamond and Red Pear Earrings – DIY Jewelry

Here’s another example of a pair of earrings that’s easy to make, uses classic shapes in a new combination, is very flattering to wear, and can be adapted to use your own favorite colors and shapes – of course. It’s the idea of interesting combinations that’s really highlighted here!

One of the things I like best about these earrings (well besides the fact that they’re easy to make and don’t cost a lot!) is the combination of sparkling diamond shapes with the opaque red teardrops. An unexpected contrast like that adds a little extra dimension, yknow?

So as always, the goal is (1) low cost, (2) easy to create (and you’ll add your own spin to that of course) and (3) gorgeous earrings. Like I said before – this is a win!

Sheer Glass Pendants for DIY Jewelry

I love pretty jewelry. You probably figured that out. I love affordable jewelry (ditto). And I specially love pretty, affordable jewelry that is easy to make!

The pic here shows just a few of the faceted glass pear or teardrop pendants I have available right now. The sheer jewels just have a delicacy, a prettiness, that I appreciate (and my customers seem to agree). Of course if there’s a color you’re looking for and you don’t see it, click on the pic and message me – the link’s at upper right. Can’t hurt to ask (and no I won’t spam you, really truly!)

We have enough challenges and stresses in this world – isn’t it nice to have something, to create something, that’s pretty and will be a much-loved gift – and you don’t have to work hard to make it?

Black Diamond Glass Stones – on sale!

Black diamond glass gems are one of those colors that look great year-round, on almost every skin tone. They’re neutral and sometimes just a bit more interesting than solid black or white!

Of course they also look great *with* solid black or white. As always, play with new combinations of stones that please your sense of creativity.

And from today through midnight on Monday, July 31, 2023, all the black diamond glass stones in my shop are on sale. Buy any two pairs (or pendants) and get one for free! Just send me a note when you order and let me know which freebie you want. Make your own DIY jewelry – and save money too. This is a win!