Christmas Earring ideas :-)

Really I was just playing with stones on my worktable, and getting a few new pics. Then I happened to place these together – and love them! Christmas colors of vivid red and emerald green, and a combination of the opaque smooth jewels and faceted emerald rounds – these totally work and they’re just so, well, so Christmas!

Christmas earring design idea featuring red vintage glass ovals and emerald green faceted chaton jewels

And if you order the cherry red ovals, you can send me a “note to seller” and request a pair of the emeralde green rounds – for free! Obviously it’s only while supplies last, and only for a few days – till midnight on October 30, 2020. But hey, what a cool Christmas earring idea!

Clear vintage glass hearts for pendants and earrings

These clear glass heart jewels are one of my very favorites – and I just got a new supply. These are vintage, so the supply isn’t endless – I was thrilled to get more! And the quality is terrific. Let’s just put it right out there – these are Christmas presents without having to do any work 🙂

clear vintage glass heart pendants or earrings for great Christmas gift ideas

And yes, these are wonderful for pendants and earrings year-round. And we haven’t even talked (yet) about how perfect they are for brides. But right now? Christmas is coming. Make it easy on yourself. Your besties, your relatives, your customers – they will all love these.

DIY Christmas earrings design idea

I meant to post this earlier and I think my brain went away or something. It’s a simple DIY earring design idea – with a bit of sparkle, and a bit of Christmas green – great for holiday jewelry!

emerald glass octagons and clear navette crystals in a new DIY earring design

Of course you can use your favorite colors, and play with different shapes too. The basic idea is that you can mix colors and shapes and create some very fun earrings!

And as always – saving money on your jewelry and making Christmas gifts is a great year-round idea 😉

New design for 2020 holiday earrings!

I have an easy earring design for your 2020 holiday earrings today – and if you check out this blog from time to time you’ll recognize two of my favorite elements.

I grabbed these from my worktable – sapphire teardrops in a medium 14x10mm size – and cable chains. The teardrops are inverted, so they point toward the chains. A tiny difference here that I’m going to use more often? Two different chain colors.

sapphire blue teardrops and multi color chains in a new DIY earring design

One of the main advantages to these multicolor chains is that once you wear jewelry with more than one color metal – every piece of jewelry you own that has metal, can be said to coordinate! No need to wear only silver or only gold. Plus it’s just fun.

Honestly, the different colors of the chains don’t show up as much as I’d like – I’m going to play with this some more. It’s such a useful design direction!

New necklace design idea – make it your own!

So here’s a necklace design idea I really like:

necklace design idea featuring opaque glass jewels in ovals and teardrop shapes

The style is classic, really – oval cabochons leading to a teardrop shaped centerpiece. But you can have so much fun, mixing colors, maybe styles, shapes, you name it! Take the idea – and make it yours…!

And whatever design and ideas you use, it’s great to make Christmas prezzies for your friends and loved ones – and you save money at the same time. Love that idea!

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 🙂

Simple and elegant DIY necklace design idea

It’s always good to remember that fussy, complex design is not the only way to create beauty. Yes, there are designs that require many hours to complete, and complicated elements to create. But sometimes you just need classic, beautiful elements.

Case in point: this necklace idea. Basic cable chain, faceted glass rondelles, and a classic pear shaped pendant combine to make a necklace that would be wonderful for prom, for date night, for work – and in sparkling crystal, wonderful for a bride.

DIY necklace design idea featuring cable chain and a faceted teardrop pendant

Now is that a great idea or what? Make one to go with your favorite outfit. Or start making Christmas presents now and remember that New Year’s isn’t that far away. Even in this weird, troubled year, we will still find ways to share – and celebrate 🙂

Lariat Necklace always fits – Jewelry Design Idea!

We love lariat necklaces!

They always fit. When you want a special gift for your sweetie, you don’t have to worry about “will it fit”.

When you buy – or make! – one for yourself, you know you’ll be able to wear it with many different necklines. So versatile! And a wise way to spend your jewelry money.

And – I’m going to do more with this soon – you can use more than one color on the featured teardrops, or special jewels at the ends of your lariat. Red – and blue? Why not? Purple and green? Why not?

Or just focus on one gorgeous color, like this emerald-tipped lariat:

lariat necklace design idea featuring golden chain and emerald glass teardrops

Now is that a great gift idea or what? A gift for your bestie, using her kids’ birthstone colors. Or for yourself, with your faves. Save money, make fabulous jewelry, this is a win!

Aqua and Jonquil Earrings Design Idea

Sometimes you don’t want matchy-matchy – for example, take a look at these adorable drop earrings 🙂

earrings design idea featuring opaque round glass cabochons paired with faceted jonquil navette glass gems

The round glass cabochons shown here are aqua and totally opaque. The jonquil faceted navette jewels are a sparkling contrast to the solid aqua color. The shapes are opposites too – smooth round stones, paired with sharply faceted navettes. It really works! Choose your colors, adapt the idea for your own creativity.

Also it doesn’t hurt that the jewels are on sale 😉 Check them out in my Clearance section. You’ll find some more goodies at terrific sale prices!

As always, the idea is to take a suggested idea and make it your own. And save money while you make terrific jewelry. Isn’t that what it’s all about?