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Red and Gold Earring Jewels

It’s just a coincidence that red and gold are the team colors of the Kansas City Chiefs. No, actually, it is! A customer asked to see a couple design ideas using red and gold, and I couldn’t help think of it, since there is a major football playoff this weekend. I’m not going into details. I couldn’t resist mentioning the team colors, but I’m not trying to just trade off on the Chiefs.





And you probably noticed, the top set of jewels – the red vintage glass ovals – are in patina brass settings, when the other jewels are in golden brass settings. I didn’t even realize it till I took the pic, and I was going to change it.

Then I thought, it’s a fine way to show that Stuff Happens, and the jewelry can still look good. We don’t have to be matchy all the time. Go with what you’ve got!

Birthstone Colors 2023 – Part One – Gift Ideas

I love to feature “birthstone colors”, especially if they are stones I have just found or resourced. And it’s always handy to remember what the birthstone gemstones, or gemstone colors, are for any particular month. How many times have we tried to think of an appropriate gift? A little extra info really helps!





Just for reference – or in case the print is too small on the pic. Birthstone colors listed here:

January – Garnet

February – Amethyst

March – Aquamarine

April – Diamond (Crystal)

May – Emerald

June – Alexandrite or Pearl

I know there have been times I’ve wanted to think of something special (without breaking the bank) when I bought (or made) a gift for my sister or my girlfriends. Knowing their birthdays – at least the birthday months – can help you choose a gift!

Red Glass Pears – a Necklace Design Idea

This necklace design is really a classic: faceted pear or teardrop shaped rhinestone jewels in two sizes, used as the focal and surrounding jewels for this pretty necklace.





** Like I said: a classic. Of course you’ll think of your own creative ways to adapt this idea. Use your own favorite color – or colors! Maybe the colors of your children’s birthstones. Or your favorite team!

I show the jewels here with a brass cable chain with just a hint of antique patina. The jewels are available in golden raw brass and silver plated brass as well (honestly I think the golden color is my favorite, but that’s a personal thing.)

Try your own idea(s) for focal design – I would love to see pics of your creations!

Oval Glass Gems – on sale!

Yes, I’m playing with a year end sale 🙂 in my shop! From today through midnight on December 31, 2022, you can get great deal** during my “Oval Glass Gems” sale! The pic I’m attaching here shows just a few samples of the great colors and sizes I have available in faceted oval rhinestone jewels.





** And the special sale? Buy any pair of glass gems – and you get a second pair free. You can choose a different color for your free pair, too. Just send me a note when you order, and let me know which freebie you want!

And yes, if you buy two pairs – you get two freebies. One freebie pair for each pair you buy – that’s the deal!

Crystal Hearts and Brass Filigree Earring Design

I featured this earring design idea a couple years back – I just found the design pics again! And I wanted to show them off a bit – partly because hearts are always a super Christmas gift idea – but also because practically right after Christmas, is Valentine’s Day:-)

DIY earring design idea featuring crystal clear rhinestone heart jewels paired with brass filigree flower connectors

I don’t know where the time goes, but it just seems to be flying by. This earring design idea – with these crystal clear hearts, or one of the other colors I have available right now – will make wonderful earrings for your bff, or your customers. Just link them with a jump ring, add earwires, and your jewelry is ready!

Red Glass Beads and Jewels on Sale

I know I just featured many colors of bright glass jewels – today, I’m focusing on red. Red glass teardrops, octagons, rivoli faceted rounds, you name it! Red glass gems are on sale in my shop right now 🙂





From today through Wednesday, November 23, 2022, when you buy any red glass gem or pair of jewels – you get a second pair (or pendant) for free! It pretty much works the same as usual – when you buy a pair of jewels you make your purchase, then tell me which free pair you want. (Be sure to mention this post!) Equal or lesser value, but that’s the only restriction. If you buy one pair, you get one pair free. If you buy ten pairs, you get ten pairs free. It’s a pretty good deal!

I’ve got a good amount of stock, but still – just for the record, only while supplies last, no rain checks. Buy glass jewels to make gifts – or DIY jewelry! I think you’ll love them.

Bright Glass Jewels – a BOGO sale!

Bright, colorful jewelry looks especially great in Fall and Winter** – and the bright glass jewels I have in my Etsy jewelry supplies shop offer a great opportunity to buy glass gems at sale prices!





All this week – through Saturday, November 19, 2022 – when you buy a pair of bright glass jewels in my shop, you get a second pair (or pendant) for free! All you have to do is purchase your order, and then send me a note telling me which free pair you want. Equal or lesser value, but that’s the only restriction. It doesn’t have to be one of the pairs featured above – it just has to be a bright color. Let me know what freebie you want!

** Okay, I’ll admit it. Bright jewelry looks great all year round!

Multi Stone Pear Jewels

The faceted stone duos that I refer to as ‘multi stone pear jewels’ are one of the most popular jewel styles available in my shop. They’re great “as is”, for pendants or earrings. Add a jump ring, slip the jewel on a chain, and you’ve got a lovely necklace with almost no work. The same is true for earrings: add earwires in your preferred style, and presto! Your earrings are ready.





Ready to wear, or to give as a gift – or to sell. And an extra special thing about this two-jewel style is that you can customize them. You choose the color of the tiny stone at the top of the setting, so you can match your bridesmaid dresses. Or accommodate a special customer request.

You choose. That’s what do-it-yourself jewelry is all about. Spend less, and get exactly what you want!

Emerald and Crystal Earrings – Customizable!

Okay, first let me say, when I say “Emerald” I really mean faceted emerald green *glass* stones. I’m not promoting uber expensive rare gemstones here – lovely though they can be. But I’m really big on gorgeous, flattering, affordable jewelry.





If you click on the pic you’ll see several color choices I have available in this same style. And – these are customizeable! You choose the color of the tiny round stones.

I think you’ll love them!

Golden Topaz Glass Beads – on Sale!

Topaz is the birthstone color for November – and traditionally, I think that means “golden topaz” rather than some of the new(er) topaz color names like colorado topaz or even blue topaz, gorgeous though those are!

So my new sale, good from today through Sunday, October 16, 2022, is for golden topaz glass beads and stones. I think you’ll love them!





This gives us all time to make gifts for November birthday girls – or help our customers do that! All you have to do is mention this blog post when you order – and you’ll get a free pair (or pendant) with each one you order. Limited to supplies on hand (you know how that is) – and I’ve got a good stock – but you might not want to wait!