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!

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!

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 😉

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!

Earring design idea – for Christmas gifts or anytime!

Of course you know why I thought of Christmas when I made these earrings – hey, they’re red and green and sparkly. But honestly, they would look good anytime. And (also of course) you could use any color combination.

red and green earrings design idea

I am really fond of these. Partly because they have sparkly color that really shows up, but the jewels are small – so these would be really comfortable to wear all day long. And, the silver plated chains add such movement! That’s one of those classic design elements that I really love – with a minimum amount of work, the chains add a lot of style. It’s just a bit of extra fun, you know?

Really – take this idea and make it yours. And, or, maybe some Christmas earring gifts! Just because 🙂

Bright crystal jewels for holiday gift ideas

I just wanted to show off some pretty crystals (glass jewels) that I’m spotlighting this season. Somehow the vivid, bright clear colors just seem so happy!

vivid glass jewels on sale at etsy.com/shop/weekendjewelry1

You can tell from the pics that any of these crystals would make lovely earrings or pendants “as is” – just add earwires or a chain. And you know they can also be combined to make your own special fabulous creations 🙂

And if you mention this blog post when (or after) you order, you can buy any two pairs and get another one free! Just tell me what your freebie should be (equal or lesser value, but really that’s the only catch).

Making jewelry is such fun! And making presents is even better. You save money – and you make someone happy. I mean come on, isn’t that the best combo?

The sale runs from today through midnight on Friday, December 6. Go for it – get creative, save money – and have fun!

Halloween decor – a fun Halloween wreath!

I can’t believe it’s almost the end of summer, but the planet does keep moving whether we’re paying attention or not – and Fall isn’t far away. And that means Halloween is coming! I love Halloween – it’s kind of indulgent, it’s fun, you get to play dress-up – and it’s super cool when you can add a bit of Halloween decor to your house!

Now I’m not really a fan of orange and black at home. Just a personal thing. So when I found this fun Halloween wreath, in non-traditional colors, I was a happy camper! It’s got a skull: practically a requirement for Halloween. It’s also made with wonderful colors and a great artistic eye. Tres cool!

Halloween wreath available from WreathDesignsStudio on Etsy

The shop is WreathDesignsStudio on Etsy. I haven’t asked (yet) but it’s possible that Pam, the artist, could make a terrific wreath in your customizable colors. And either way, she’s got many different styles and combos already, go peek! I think you’ll fall in love just like I did.

You can check out her Whimsical Wreaths by Pam facebook page too – you’ll find some fabulous wreaths, and I have to add, some animal and pet pictures and stories that will totally melt your heart 🙂

P.S. And of course, Christmas is coming too… and wreaths are so appropriate (and a thoughtful gift too!) Might help to remember that – just saying!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just a quick note this morning, to wish everybody a happy Thanksgiving – I hope you’re spending it with family and friends – people who make you happy.

Don’t work too hard in the kitchen – share the chores if you can. People are more important than fancy dishes 🙂

And just because, a little reminder that when it’s Thanksgiving, party season isn’t far behind! And you can always save money when you do it yourself – with sparkling glass and rhinestone gems for gifts, for yourself, for pretty bling to wear anytime 🙂

rhinestone earrings made with glass gems from weekendjewelry.com online jewelry supplies shop

End of commercial – back to your regularly scheduled fun Thanksgiving!

Happy Halloween!

Really that’s all. That’s what I’m thinking about today. Life is a challenge for all of us these days (I suppose it always is, but it really feels like more right now, yknow?) So we need to enjoy the everyday things. Or the everyday Special things: like Halloween. We’ve got candy ready for the kids, we’ve got glow-in-the-dark bracelets, and a big ghost (and witch) out front. So – everybody – have a wonderful, safe, fun, yummy Halloween!

Oh sure, I have to post some pretty glass jewels. And these are orange and black, so they’re in the Halloween mood, right?

DIY earring design featuring orange vintage glass teardrops paired with black rivoli glass jewels

It’s a little late to purchase these jewels for Halloween… but you can always combine new colors – that’s always fun. Orange and green? Black and red? Red and green? (Think about Christmas – I know you are, already!)

Meanwhile – fun is what this whole day should be about. Enjoy!

Black and orange jewels – Happy Halloween!

I can’t believe I hadn’t thought of this – a customer asked me to put together this combination of glass jewels and I think they are so cool!

black and orange glass jewels

It’s a little late to order them for Halloween this year – but hey, they’d be fun anytime. But I’ll def. remember this for next year – orange and black, black and orange, because Halloween is maybe the most fun holiday all year!

Happy Halloween to you guys 🙂