Red glass gems – a BOGO sale in time for Christmas :-)

Red crystal rhinestones with pretty faceting – these are always gorgeous for jewelry, and red is such a Christmas color! You’re going to love these to use for Christmas jewelry 🙂

red glass jewels for your do it yourself jewelry

The pic here just shows a few of the gorgeous red glass jewels I have available in my shop right now. I’m offering a special BOGO sale – buy one, get one free – just for this weekend (and a bit longer). These are pretty popular, so you might want to take advantage of this sale!

This offer is limited to supplies on hand, and it’s good through midnight on Monday, November 30, 2020.

P.S. Another p.s. (I know, I do that a lot) – just a reminder that coming not too far after Christmas, is Valentine’s Day. Just saying 🙂

DIY Earrings – new combo :-)

Okay, first, these are not just “Christmas earrings” or pendants. Emerald green is one of the most flattering colors you can choose, especially if it’s for a gift and you don’t know the person’s favorite color. Emerald is easy to wear, it doesn’t have sallow or yellow undertones, which can be tricky. So when in doubt? Emerald, or maybe turquoise, are super choices. And we just happen to have both those colors in this DIY earring design idea 😉

DIY earring design idea featuring aqua vintage glass ovals and emerald green faceted octagons

You’ll notice I’m using one of my favorite “tricks” (it’s not really) – combining opaque glass cabochons (the vintage aqua ovals) with faceted sparkling glass – the emerald green octagons. It’s just another example of “everything doesn’t have to be matchy-matchy”. And by accident (I didn’t notice until I was actually taking the pics!) I have them in two different color settings – patina brass for the emerald, and golden raw brass for the ovals.

You’re not supposed to do that – combine different color settings and all. Well darn. Why not try it?

DIY Necklace Design Idea

And speaking of necklaces, and like that: I love it when combining simple, “ordinary” elements can create such a lovely piece of jewelry. Like this one:

The necklace is made of simple, well-made black beads (in this instance they’re black hematite, but they could easily be onyx, or black glass, or ceramic). The idea is that the beads are strong, and simple, and don’t compete with the pendant. And the pendant is a fabulous bright red rhinestone oval that measures a bit over 1″ high. Not huge, but look at the impact!

That’s the beauty of designing your own jewelry – for yourself for gifts. You can customize colors, materials, and sizes – how bold you want to be, or how delicate. Do it yourself, save money, and make exactly what you want!