Black Glass Pendant and Earring Beads – on Sale!

Let’s try an actual list of positives here:

(1) Black goes with everything. Well, pretty much.

(2) Black is always in style. Again – pretty much (or always, I think I was right the first time).

(3) Fall is coming and darker colors work great in Fall.

(4) Not to mention if you make gifts, specially when you don’t know your giftee’s “favorite color” – black always works.

(5) Right now, these wonderful pendant and earring jewels are on sale!

It’s easy – buy that pendant anytime this week (through Saturday, July 31) – and you get the round earring jewels for free! The only catch is you have to mention this blog post. Easy peasy!

(Good while supplies last, this week only – you know the drill)

Peridot and Aqua DIY Earrings

This is just a quick note that, drum roll, color is wonderful! Use it. Try it. Play with it!

The earrings shown here combine three (slightly) different colors from peridot to light blue to aqua. Of course you could use any combination of colors – the point is, to try ideas. Some of them won’t work, but some of them will be wonderful!

Peridot Green Pendant – Necklace Design Idea

This is one of my favorite necklace designs. Use whatever pendant you like best – in this case, it’s a sparkling peridot green pear.

So aside from the fact that it looks great, if you look closely you can see that the peridot teardrop hangs from a loop of silvery chain that matches the multiple strands of necklace chain (stainless steel chain in this case). And – the pendant is removeable! You could make several pendants of your choice, slip one off the necklace chain and replace it with the color you want to wear, today.

Oh, and the peridot shown here is the birthstone color for August. Just in case you need an August birthday gift!

Do It Yourself Bridal and Wedding Jewels

Wedding season is coming!

That’s true of course. But also true is that sparkling crystal jewelry is always in fashion. It always looks great. It goes with almost everything. And crystal jewelry makes wonderful gifts. So, you knew all that already.

faceted crystal glass gems for Spring 2021

But the “goes with everything” and “makes great gifts” is something to keep in mind. If you want to make a pair of earrings or a pendant or bracelet for your favorite customer, or for your college roomie, or for yourself… you KNOW that crystal is going to look great.

Do it yourself jewelry. Save money. Make personal gifts for your friends. This is a win!

P.S. Click on the pic above to see even more crystals available in my shop right now. And just a note – I’m going to try some new bridal designs in the next weeks. Stay tuned (and tell me what you think!)

Sapphire and Crystal DIY Earrings

Sapphire glass and sparkling crystal earrings in a slender, wearable two-jewel setting…You can get fancy, you can get complex – but this simple setting really makes a fabulous pair of earrings!

sapphire blue and sparkling crystal earrings with a multi stone setting

Really I just think it’s a good idea to point out that you don’t have to spend a lot of time or money to have pretty jewelry. Of course you can – and I’m not talking just about precious gems. There are intricate, complex designs that can produce fabulous pretties.

But you don’t have to. Be easy on yourself sometimes. Find a pretty jewel, or a pretty combo like these in one setting. Figure out the colors you want. Add earwires. Done.

And they’ll be great. It really can be that simple. (And hey, click on the pic to see more combos that are ready in my shop – and remember you can ask to see others!)

Clear crystal jewels – April birthstones

You know that diamonds are the birthstone for April, right? Well if you’re not in the market for gem grade diamonds (I’m not), there’s a beautiful alternative. Clear crystal jewels – faceted, cut rhinestones – are a wonderful, affordable April birthstone.

crystal glass rhinestone jewels available in my shop...more shapes available...clear crystal is the April birthstone color

Click on the pic to see more clear crystal rhinestones I have available right now – there are many more shapes and sizes available. These sparkling glass gemstones are great for your April birthday girls – and of course for your wedding. And anytime, for a pretty pair of earrings or necklace for anybody that likes sparkle!

Oh, did I mention? These are also on sale right now. Buy one, get one free! A BOGO sale good through Friday, March 19, 2021. When you buy a pair of clear crystal gems, you get a second pair free (and you can dicker if you want a different style, equal or lesser value, but still!) Same thing with pendants. Buy one, get one free. Just mention this blog post!

Fuschia Pink Drop Earrings

These buff (smooth) fuschia pink earring jewels are vintage, from the 1950s I think! They look pretty fabulous for their age.

fuschia pink vintage glass jewel earrings

Actually they look pretty wonderful for any age. It’s a good color – flattering, and easy for most people to wear. And these vintage gems make super easy do it yourself earrings. You can fancy them up, and add several elements – but they look great “as is”. Add earwires and you’re good to go!

Click on the link to see these, and more, fuschia glass jewels. And make yourself an easy, affordable gift. Just for you. It’s good to do that sometimes!

Crystal glass jewels for a sparkling necklace

This picture shows a sparkling crystal necklace – and a super useful DIY necklace design!

sparkling crystal rhinestone jewels on a silver chain...a do it yourself necklace design idea

Of course, you can just click on the pic to find these jewels – and more crystals, more styles, and more colors – in my shop. This design is made with three sizes of crystal rhinestone (glass) jewels – shown here are 8mm rounds with rivoli faceting, 10x10mm diamond shapes, and a pear or teardrop focal centerpiece that measures 18x13mm. This would be a wonderful necklace for prom – and (I know you’ve thought of this already) a beautiful bridal necklace. Wedding jewels? Yes!

Run with the idea – using the shapes that work best for you, and a different color – or combination of colors – that could be so much fun!

And as always, if there’s a color or shape you’re searching for and not finding – just ask. I might have it – or I’ll help!

Aqua connectors and montana sapphire earring jewels for DIY earrings

Another pretty, sparkly do it yourself earring design idea:

aqua glass connector and montana sapphire diamond shaped glass gems paired for an easy to use earring design idea

Click on the pic to find these jewels in my shop – and more, of course 🙂 These aqua glass connectors and montana sapphire diamond shaped glass gems aren’t the two colors you might think to combine first. But – as you can see, they’re terrific together!

Of course you can choose your own coordinating colors (and shapes). I do have these diamond shaped jewels in sheer amethyst, and a few in emerald green – and may have more in future. It’s such a cool shape!

And if there’s something you don’t see – and you need? Just ask!

New DIY earring jewels – and happy new year!

These sapphire blue pears are now available in a new medium size – they’re 14mm x 10mm, approx. 5/8″ x 3/8″. It’s a terrific size when you want earrings that are a bit more petite – but still have a great presence. And these new, smaller rounded gems are lovely paired with these teardrops.

sapphire blue glass teardrops paired with small round gems for DIY earrings

And yes, they’re on sale right now. If you buy the 14x10mm pears, send me a note and I’ll include the rounds for free! This is just through Monday, January 4, 2021 (and while supplies last). So don’t wait too long!

And did you notice – “2021”. That’s another reason to celebrate, yknow?

Let’s have a happy new year!