Necklace Design Idea with Red and Purple

Pretty jewels off my workbench – I tried a new combination, a deep amethyst purple ‘checkerboard’ faceted square diamond shape that measures 10mm x 10mm (approx. 3/8″) paired with a vivid red teardrop pendant (it’s 25mm x 18mm, about 1″ x 3/4″).

necklace design idea featuring a red rhinestone pear or teardrop, and an amethyst purple square diamond gem

It’s not a combination I would have grabbed as first choice – but I love it. Yes, it helps if it works with your outfit – and who wears red with purple? Well I have been known to do that – I bet you have too…!

Try new colors – don’t spend a lot of money – and make fabulous jewelry for yourself and for gifts.

Now that’s what DIY is all about!

Christmas Necklace – Design Idea

Just for fun – imagine some pretty glass teardrop jewels combined with delicate brass filigree. Now add Christmas colors 🙂

christmas colors in glass teardrops combined with delicate brass filigree flower for a new necklace design idea

Wouldn’t that be fun to wear to a Christmas party?

Of course the other thing this picture reminds me of, is that when we design our own jewelry (or clothing, or home interiors) we can combine the colors we love – and have fun with it!

Isn’t that what DIY is all about? Use what you love – create – you can make it work!

Sapphire Vintage Glass Gems – September birthstone

Sapphire blue is always a customer favorite – year round. And these pretty sapphire blue glass gems are also the rich gorgeous color of the September birthstone.

sapphire blue glass gems for earrings, glass connectors, pendants, and of course the September birthstone

The combination of sapphire blue, vintage glass diamond shape gems with slender teardrop or pear stones is perfect for earrings with a lot of presence – but not a lot of weight. I love gorgeous earrings that aren’t heavy!

These might be just the style that your best friend, or your mom, or you would love – and customers love them too. Just saying!

And oops, I meant to post this earlier, for timely September birthday gifts. But it’s still a good idea to mention – for your September birthday girls – but also Christmas. And, well, just for you!

Christmas Jewels

Yes, it seems a little early to be thinking about Christmas! But you know, if you’re going to make Christmas presents – or even more, if you’re going to make jewelry you hope to sell for Christmas gifts – it’s definitely time!

emerald green and vivid red oval glass jewels for Christmas earrings

Of course this is just one example of how you could combine “Christmas colors” into a pretty and fun pair of earrings. And I’ll be showing more in the next few days. But even more – this is just to get your creative juices ticking. Combine unusual colors – or go classic with red and green.

Think of combos, sizes and shapes that your best friend would love – that your sister would love – or your mom. (And hey – that YOU would love!)

Don’t spend a lot of money – but rather, spend a little time inventing and creating. Creativity + low cost. This is a great idea for Christmas!

Heart Stamping Tags – Make Personalized Jewelry!

Stamping tags are a wonderful way to add a personalized touch to your jewelry. I just got in these cute heart shaped tags and I’m going to make some gifts!

golden brass heart shaped stamping tags for personalized jewelry

Add them to small jewels or beads to make personalized earrings, or perhaps to a pendant. Or use several to spell out the name of your bestie. Or make presents with the initials of her kids.

You get the idea – there are lots of fun, easy ways to make personalized jewelry!

(I’m going to add a few pics in the days coming up – just showing examples of some of my favorite designs!)

Crystal Glass Gems – on sale!

Crystal rhinestone gems are a jeweler’s secret weapon. When they’re well cut (and these are) they have a wonderful clarity and sparkle. They always look good. They are always in style. They make wonderful jewelry for brides – or for any special occasion. And for this week, in my shop they’re on sale!

Click on the pic to find more styles – the ones in the pic are a small sample of the styles I have available right now! For this sale, when you buy one pair (or pendant) – you get one free! Just let me know which freebie you want, when you order.

Remember, through midnight on Saturday, August 21, 2021, and only while supplies last – you buy one, get one free!

Peridot Glass Gems – great August gift ideas!

The birthstone gem for August is peridot. And it’s already August, so this idea is for those of us (yeah, I never do this) who need a nice birthday gift NOW. So – make a pretty pair of earrings or pendant. Peridot green, the August color. And they’re on sale in my shop!

For the next week – through Saturday, August 14, 2021 – when you buy peridot glass gems from my Etsy shop, you can get a free pair or pendant! Equal or lesser value is the only catch – and you have to mention this blog post (which is how you know about the sale!)

There are lots more peridot glass gems in my shop than are shown in this pic – just click on the pic to see more. And don’t wait, it’s only while my supplies last – and you’ve got that birthday girl to gift!

(Tell her I said happy birthday too. Just because!)

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!