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!

Vintage amethyst glass jewels – on sale!

These gorgeous deep amethyst glass gems are vintage from the 1950s, I think – I’m using the paper they’re wrapped in as a reference (the paper has a New York phone number – and it *pre-dates* area codes!)

So aside from being true vintage, which is pretty wonderful – using stock that doesn’t have a new ecological footprint – they’re also gorgeous. Don’t you think?

amethyst 16x11mm octagons are vintage glass from the 1950s

And the sale I mentioned? From today through midnight on Saturday, July 10, 2021, when you buy a pair of these gorgeous octagons you can get one pair free. Or dicker for another pair of gems (equal or lesser value, you know how that works). Just make your order and send me a note to tell me what your free gems will be!

Make fabulous jewelry – and don’t spend a lot of money. Love it!

White glass jewels with crystal – DIY jewelry for summer sparkle!

These opaque white glass teardrops are vintage from the 1950s according to the packaging. I’ve paired them with faceted crystal diamond-shape jewels – don’t they look great together? (I thought I posted this a while back and now I can’t find it!)

They’re wonderful for bridal jewelry of course – but right now they just seemed so fresh and summery!.

Easy to use – just use a jump ring to link the two design elements. Add earwires. You’re good to go – easy, affordable DIY summer jewelry!

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.

Classic earring design idea

This is one that I love – a classic earring design featuring opaque white rhinestones in a “multi stone” prong setting, for earrings that are lovely and easy to wear!

white vintage glass teardrops paired with pink rhinestones for DIY earrings

The slender white glass pears are vintage (from the 1950s I believe) – and in these earring drops I’ve added pink rhinestones. Of course you can customize them with your favorite color – maybe add other elements – for your own earring design.

Easy to use, lightweight and comfortable, and vintage glass – this is the best kind of jewelry design!

Spring 2019 – new BOGO sale!

No it is absolutely not looking like Spring yet – we’ve got ice and snow and slush outside. But Spring is coming, all the same. Did I ever mention I love springtime? Sunshine, warmer temps, new girly fashion, everybody feeling sassy and alive? Yeah, spring is good! And with that in mind, I’m offering a new BOGO – Buy One, Get One FREE sale 🙂

clear vintage glass beads available in my shop

Clear glass gems – on sale! I love clear glass and rhinestones. They go with everything. And it’s so easy to pair them with your favorite color. Add red crystals if you love red-and-white. Add pink pearls in a little cluster. Or maybe amethyst rhinestones paired with the clear glass. You get the idea! (And I’m probably going to add some pics later).

Starting right now, buy any pair of clear glass jewels (gems) in my shop – and you get a second pair (or pendant) free! Equal or lesser value and all that. After you buy, just send me a convo or email and tell me what free pair you want. Easy peasy 🙂

The sale lasts from right this minute, through midnight on Thursday, February 28. So you’ve got a few days – to buy pretty glass gems, on sale, with a freebie. (And if you feel like sharing pics of your creation, I would totally love to see – and share the pics here, if you like!)

Amethyst glass octagon jewels – vintage pendants and earrings

I am so happy I was able to get another supply of these fabulous amethyst purple vintage glass beads – this size and shape is hard to come by anymore. These are in great shape for their age (from the 1950s, if the packaging is accurate and I think it is – the paper they’re wrapped in pre-dated telephone area codes!)

The 16x11mm octagons are a terrific faceted shape – not too small, not too large, with wonderful faceting. And the color is wonderful – true amethyst, not too dark but still rich. I wish I could get every stne shape in this color!

Your bestie would love a Christmas gift made with these jewels. Or make a gift for your mom.  Or, hey, for yourself! 

Vintage glass teardrops – DIY pendants and earring beads

I totally lucked out, I’ve been able to resupply these adorable vintage black glass teardrops! I was almost out and thought I wouldn’t be able to get them again. But my Secret Stash Supply Guys were able to find some more, woo hoo!

These are petite, 14x10mm (that’s approx. 5/8″ x 3/8″) – perfect when you want a strong neutral that has presence but not a lot of weight (so, comfy earrings!)

black vintage glass 14x10 rhinestone teardrop pendants or earring jewels

These are great used “as is” for earrings or pendants, but they’re also fab when paired with strong color. Turquoise beads handwired to dangle from your pendant? Great. Red rounds? Check.

You get the idea. Neutral, or colorful – these are so useful! And they’re in great shape for their age (from the packaging, I think 1950s). Practically instant Christmas gifts? Super wear-them-tonight earrings? You got it!

Olivine glass rounds and teardrops for DIY earrings

Yes this is another DIY earring design idea! Simple, classy, and very pretty 🙂

DIY earring design featuring olivine rivoli faceted round glass jewels paired with olivine vintage teardrops

This is a closeup, so these jewels look sizeable – actually, they are small(ish). The round rivoli faceted gems are 8mm in diameter (which is between 1/4″ and 3/8″). The teardrops are a bit over 1/2″ long – they’re petite. Paired together, the earrings would be maybe 1-1/4″ long – yet as you can see, they have great presence.

So – easy to make, in a very interesting and wearable color that’s a bit unusual. The round jewels are new, the teardrops are vintage. A super combo – and affordable too.

I bet you have someone on your Christmas list who would love these. Or, what can I say, they’d be fabulous on…you!

Halloween jewelry – Black and orange glass jewels :-)

No, this isn’t the “monsters on a chain” type Halloween jewelry. It’s actually pretty jewelry – that you can wear anywhere – only in black and orange, because it’s getting close to that time of year and hey, who doesn’t wear orange and black, just for fun, around Halloween time?

Halloween jewelry design idea featuring black glass jewels and vintage orange teardrops

The orange teardrops are vintage glass cabochons – the black 10mm round rivoli jewels are new glass gems. I show them in different settings colors (silver plated brass, and golden brass) – because that’s when I had when I went to take a pic. Of course you can match the settings colors…

…or not, as you like. That’s the fun part of making your own jewelry. You can make exactly what you want (and you don’t have to spend a lot of money!)