Black diamond earrings – and a sale!

Now these are truly “Statement Earrings” – bold and strong. I show them here in Black Diamond, a neutral that looks great year round – but of course you could use any color rhinestones. Or combination of colors, come to think of it – I may post more pics later just to show some examples!

black diamond big faceted teardrops combined with faceted octagon stones to make statement earrings...components are on sale in my online jewelry supplies shop

The pear or teardrop shaped stones here are larger than I usually wear – but they make such an impact! And I don’t mean “weight” impact – they’re not that heavy. Paired with the faceted octagons, they’re just classy 🙂

And yes, if you’re thinking ahead, these would be fabulous Christmas prezzies for your bff or your mom. Or for you. Or for New Year’s Eve. Know what I mean, right?

P.S. Oh! The “sale” I mentioned – for the rest of July 2020, if you buy the black diamond 25×18 teardrops (if you want to make earrings you’ll need two, they’re listed onsite as singles) – send me a note and I’ll include the 10x8mm octagons for free. Limited time offer and all that – just mention this blog post (and remember, this is through July 31, 2020!)

Clearance Sale – pretty DIY pendants or earring jewels :-)

I am having a major Clearance Sale! Starting with these gorgeous multi-stone pendant or earring jewels, available in even more colors than shown here, and great for making jewelry for yourself and for gifts 🙂

multi stone opaque glass jewels on clearance sale in my online jewelry supplies shop

I have several colors of those striking opaque glass gems – see the listings above. I don’t have them all listed yet – if there’s a color you like but don’t see, just ask!

These multi stone glass gems are perfect “as is” for earrings, are lovely pendants, and (just saying) would make lovely Christmas gifts. I think you’ll love them!

P.S. And seriously – check back, because I am going to be listing more jewelry making supplies on sale. For real 🙂

Necklace design idea with peridot, and flowers!

Peridot is the birthstone (color) for August, so I was playing with jewelry design ideas featuring peridot crystal gems that I have. Once I pulled out these two elements – the peridot crystal pendant, and the golden brass flower connector link – the combination seemed irresistible 🙂

necklace design idea featuring peridot green crystal pendant and golden brass flower link

Use a golden chain, with or without a connecting jump ring – and you’ll have an easy-but-gorgeous necklace!

Hint: mom would love this. Or your bestie. Or maybe you should keep it, just to, you know, field test the design 🙂

Peridot – the birthstone color for August :-)

It’s so easy to say “in these troubled times, take a few moments to make something pretty for a loved one – or yourself”. But I think it’s good advice. You don’t want to worry about anything complicated, or expensive. But it’s a treat to make something as a gift – you know how good that feels to give a gift 🙂

And it feels nice to have a pretty new trinket to wear, too. Even if it’s just for yourself, in quarantine.

peridot green crystal teardrops for pendants or earring jewels

Take care, and have a little fun!

An easy and pretty DIY earring design idea :-)

You’ve probably noticed by now that I really believe in cute earrings that are also easy to make, and don’t cost a fortune. Nobody should have to work that hard to have pretty jewelry – and most of us get a little ‘lift’ from having new pretties. It doesn’t fix the world but it’s a tiny nice perk 🙂

Like this earring design idea:

earrings design idea featuring raw brass acorn charms and faceted small octagon glass gems

It’s an easy idea to use – and adapt with your own components. Though of course I’d be happy to send you some 😉

These are specially nice because they have movement and color (you can choose the color of course!) – but they’re lightweight and not too big (sometimes we want delicate!) And I have similar charms in silver plated brass. So – golden or silver (color), you can do this!

Earring design idea – for Christmas gifts or anytime!

Of course you know why I thought of Christmas when I made these earrings – hey, they’re red and green and sparkly. But honestly, they would look good anytime. And (also of course) you could use any color combination.

red and green earrings design idea

I am really fond of these. Partly because they have sparkly color that really shows up, but the jewels are small – so these would be really comfortable to wear all day long. And, the silver plated chains add such movement! That’s one of those classic design elements that I really love – with a minimum amount of work, the chains add a lot of style. It’s just a bit of extra fun, you know?

Really – take this idea and make it yours. And, or, maybe some Christmas earring gifts! Just because 🙂

Aquamarine and aqua glass gems on sale!

Aqua and aquamarine – you know they’re the birthstone color for March, right? It’s also worth noting that aqua is one of the most universally flattering colors. From light aqua to deeper turquoise, almost everyone can wear it. If you’re born under the zodiac sign Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 19, i think? correct me if I’m wrong!) – aqua is also your zodiac color.

So if you’re wanting to give (or make!) a gift for your favorite Pisces, or your bff, or your girlfriend, or your mom – or even you – aqua is a wonderful choice! And also, as you can see here, it’s beautiful!

some of the aqua glass gems available in my shop right now.... click through to see more styles and shapes

And from today through March 1, 2020 (at midnight) they’re also on sale! Buy one pair and get the second pair (or pendant) free. The only catch is “equal or lesser value” – and while quantities last, so don’t wait too long.

Enjoy – make pretty gifts – or pamper yourself. It’s a sale after all!

Bright crystal jewels for holiday gift ideas

I just wanted to show off some pretty crystals (glass jewels) that I’m spotlighting this season. Somehow the vivid, bright clear colors just seem so happy!

vivid glass jewels on sale at etsy.com/shop/weekendjewelry1

You can tell from the pics that any of these crystals would make lovely earrings or pendants “as is” – just add earwires or a chain. And you know they can also be combined to make your own special fabulous creations 🙂

And if you mention this blog post when (or after) you order, you can buy any two pairs and get another one free! Just tell me what your freebie should be (equal or lesser value, but really that’s the only catch).

Making jewelry is such fun! And making presents is even better. You save money – and you make someone happy. I mean come on, isn’t that the best combo?

The sale runs from today through midnight on Friday, December 6. Go for it – get creative, save money – and have fun!

Clear Crystal Bracelet Design

I meant to update the bracelet idea I mentioned back in September – showing the clear crystal glass gems in silver settings. It’s not surprising that these clear gems adopt the color of the settings – but still seeing it is pretty cool. If you like silver, this style will totally work for you!

clear cushion cut octagon glass gems in a DIY bracelet design

And I’ve started a new sale so you can get these adorable cushion cut octagons at an even better price! Just mention this blog post when you buy – and for every pair you buy, you get a pair free! Buy two pairs – get two pairs free. That’s enough to make the bracelet as shown 🙂 (and if you want more for earrings, or a necklace… well, you get the idea!)

Buy one – get one free!

That offer is good till October 30 (at midnight, the witching hour) – so don’t wait too long!

Emerald green glass heart pendants or earrings

Just got a new supply of these gorgeous deep green crystal hearts – emerald green is such a great color. It’s flattering, much easier to wear than (say) olive green) – and of course right now it’s perfect. Great for Fall – and Christmas is coming 🙂

emerald glass heart pendants or earring jewels

These pretty heart pendants are lovely “as is”. Add a necklace chain and jump ring, and your necklace is ready to wear – feminine, sparkly, and Christmas-y! Or add leverback earwires and you’re good to go. The size here is terrific too – about 5/8″ wide, large enough to have presence (and I mentioned sparkle, right?) – but not so big that they’re too heavy for earrings.

If you’re making DIY jewelry for yourself, for gifts, or for sale – these emerald glass gems are fabulous. You’ll love them!