Red glass jewels for Christmas – and a BOGO sale!

Yes, red is a Christmas color. That’s one of the reasons we’re looking specially at red teardrop jewels right now. But red’s gorgeous year-round and flattering to most people – that’s another (good) reason to keep it in mind.

red glass pear or teardrop shape jewels in my shop right now - and there are more too

And hey, just for a little extra incentive – mention this blog post when you buy, and you get a second pair of jewels (or pendant) free! The best kind of BOGO – useful *right now*. Limited to supplies on hand, and good through midnight on Monday, November 23, 2020.

Do it yourself jewelry for gifts, for friends, for customers. This is a great Christmas gift idea!

DIY Earrings for Christmas gifts :-)

Of course these earrings wouldn’t have to be (just) for Christmas. They look good and you’ll wear them anytime. But they feel more Christmas-y because of the vivid red glass jewels. You know I think using jewels in prong settings, and adding chain for movement and texture, is a fine way to make earrings 🙂

Just to show you what I mean:

Christmas earring design idea featuring red cushion cut octagon jewels and silver plated brass chain

Naturally you could use any color or shape glass jewels. It’s just that the red is so pretty – and appropriate – this time of year!

Do it yourself jewelry. Make Christmas gifts they’ll love. And save money. See, this is a great Christmas idea!

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 😉

Black glass jewels – and a BOGO sale

You know I do these every so often – BOGO sales, buy-one-get-one-free sales. Of course it’s a bid to attract new customers – or give a special deal to customers who are checking my blog. It works for me either way. I like to remind my customers of some of the great deals they can get in my shop – and I want new customers to see, and find, the quality and value I try hard to maintain 🙂

And all of a sudden it’s Fall (temp dropped 30-40 degrees in the last 2 days!) and winter is coming. And holidays. And black is always hot, right?

black glass jewels available in my shop

I would bet each of us could use a new pair of black earrings – and that includes your besties, and mom, and you. So from now until midnight on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, when you order any black glass jewels in my shop (pair of jewels, or pendant) you get a second pair free. After you order, just leave a “Note to Seller” and tell me the freebie you want. Equal or lesser value and all that, and limited to supplies on hand. There, that’s the official stuff.

The fun stuff is new jewelry at a great price!

Emerald green teardrop jewels set…for Christmas gift ideas and more

I know it’s early to be thinking of Christmas, but this is a weird year. If you could find some affordable jewelry components that would make a lovely necklace and earrings set, and you could do it easily, and it could be personalized however you chose, and it would be a wonderful gift – that would be a good idea.

So I put together some sheer emerald pears and hey, here’s that necklace and earring jewels set!

sheer emerald green glass teardrop pendant and earring jewels

Of course it would work any time of year, for yourself or for gifts. Or customers. But Christmas really is coming, and why not save yourself a little time and work and make something wonderful – and easy? That’s a win!

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!

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!