Golden Topaz Vintage Glass Pendants – Clearance Sale!

These sheer golden topaz glass penants are on clearance sale in my Etsy shop. Now there’s a reason. When I pulled out my last packet of these pendants recently, I noticed many of them (okay, most) had tiny scratches on the ‘face’ – the top faceting. I didn’t even see the scratches until I was looking through my magnifying light. They’re small, and unobtrusive – but the scratches are there.

The scratches certainly wouldn’t stop me from using these pendants – and I’m pretty fussy. These are true vintage, somewhere over 50 years old. The original package they came in (and this is a very reliable vendor) had a telephone number that did *not* include an area code. So the pendants predate 1951. I love using vintage – we aren’t creating a new carbon footprint and that’s great. But even more, these are gorgeous, and yes they show their age a bit. I know it’s a cliche – but to me, that really adds to the charm!

Anyway if you’re looking for vintage glass gems, and you’re looking for golden topaz – these could be exactly what you need. Of course this is limited to stock on hand – when they’re gone, they’re gone. I think you’ll love them!

Opaque Red Cabochon Stones for DIY necklace

I don’t often do “matching” stones in a necklace – I usually prefer variations in color, size, shape. But sometimes, stones that match can be fun!

cherry red glass cabochon stones available in my online jewelry supplies shop, etsy.com/shop/weekendjewelry1

Sometimes, just sometimes, you want the gorgeous texture and shape to be the same – to highlight the beautiful color. These vintage stones are fabulous!

Now honestly, this is a simple idea – use matching stones in two different sizes to make a terrific necklace. And also of course, you can use different colors, shapes, and textures – make the idea your own. That’s what makes DIY so fabulous!

Vintage Glass Pears or Teardrops – now available!

I love vintage glass jewels (note the name of this blog!) The quality tends to be high, and the fact that there is no additional manufacturing footprint just makes these gems more attractive.

vintage glass gems for sale in my online jewelry supplies shop, etsy.com/shop/weekendjewelry1

Honestly the only downside in my eyes is that these gems are often not re-orderable. I have a couple of very reliable suppliers of vintage jewelry supplies, and I love them – but they can only find what they can find. So if you have your eye on a particular style / color of vintage glass beads or gem in my shop, you might not to wait too long – they are available “as long as supplies last”.

As always, if there’s something particular you’re looking for – I might (still) have some – it doesn’t hurt to ask!

Great DIY jewelry – using vintage glass jewels – is the best!

Aqua and Crystal Earring Design Idea

I was trying new combos on my workbench – and thought these glass jewels, photoed to make a new earring design, were pretty wonderful.

vintage aqua glass teardrops and crystal rivoli jewels paired for a new earring design

The aqua glass teardrops are vintage, made in post-war Japan – that’s post World War II, so around 1950. The round crystal gems are new rhinestones with rivoli faceting. The combination of different shapes and intensities (sparkling crystal paired with opaque glass) adds an extra element.

Aqua is one of the most flattering colors – almost everybody can wear it beautifully. And the crystal rounds give enough sparkle to turn these earrings from year-round fabulous to holiday glamour.

Of course this pic can – and should – spark your own creative combinations – that’s what DIY is all about!

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!)