Sheer Faceted Glass Teardrops for Pendants and Earrings

I’m totally showing off now – these are just some of the sheer, no foil back glass gems I have available in my shop right now. Faceted pears or teardrops are one of the most popular shapes with my customers (I’d say octagons are the other strong contender) and it’s easy to see why.

The graceful faceted shape lends itself well to pendants or earrings. They’re terrific when combined in clusters with round or bicone gems, but they also do well “as is” – all by themselves. Think of some of your favorite earrings or pendants – then look at these glass gems. I know you recognize the potential!

And it helps of course that these are not expensive. From $2.99 to $3.79, the faceted, sheer glass beads and jewels in my shop are affordable and gorgeous. And that means you can make your favorite jewelry for gifts, for yourself or your customers – and not spend a lot of money. Yes, that’s a win!

Clear Glass Gems for Pendants and Earrings

Here are some more of the clear glass jewels currently available in my shop. I’ve actually been seeing clear jewelry quite often lately, and of course in ready made jewelry the prices range from…well, sort of reasonable to wow that’s a lot of money. And it doesn’t have to be that way!

Clear glass beads (jewels or gems) have several advantages. When they’re well faceted (and these are) they offer a surprising amount of sparkle and presence for transparent glass. Also, you know they go with everything – you’ll never be in the position of “I love this outfit but I don’t have any earrings to go with it!”

And, of course, it’s terrific when your jewelry is affordable. These glass gems range in price from $1.69 to $4.19. That’s it! Create jewelry in your own style. And don’t spend a lot of money. That’s totally a win!

Black and White Necklace Design Idea – Classic Style

This is a classic necklace design idea – use interesting beads or gems, linked together, to form a necklace chain. Add a fabulous pendant. Voila: great necklace design, easy to make and flattering to wear!

It’s also classic to use black and white stones or gems. How many times are we wearing black to work – jacket, dress, pants and shirt – and we need something to complement that black without seeming all dark and gloomy? Like I said – black and white, a great combo that adds interest and looks great!

P.S. I think this just needs to be said once in a while. Great jewelry does not have to be made with diamonds, gold, and pearls. Yes those can be wonderful. But so is individuality, personal style, and affordability. And feeling happy with your jewelry. And loving that you made it yourself (or gave it as a gift!) and did NOT have to spend your rent money to do it. Make your jewelry. Love your jewelry!

Christmas in July – BOGO Sale!

Okay, I know it’s a bit of a cliche, but “Christmas in July” from a Seller’s point of view is a good idea. For one thing, it reminds us (ahead of time) that Christmas is a thing, and we need to be getting ready for either buying gifts or making gifts. And again from a seller’s point of view, it helps our customers think of stuff they need to make – or buy!

And I’m also late with this – I meant to announce my “Christmas in July” sale on the first of the month! But, well, life got busy, and family stuff, and crazy world these days, and you know how that goes.

So: all the red and green jewels in my shop – the traditional Christmas colors – are available in a BOGO sale. Buy one pair, get one pair free. Buy one pendant, get one free. You just have to send me a “note to seller” when you buy, and tell me what freebie you want!

Offer is good through Sunday, July 31, 2022, and limited to supplies on hand. Which right now I’ve got a good supply of, but then again, there’s a BOGO sale on right now. So hey, go shopping now and get some great deals!

Pink Glass Gems – on Sale!

It’s always interesting when I offer a new color of glass gems on sale – new for the sale, I mean (some of these are vintage gems, and yes, some are new). This week the color is Pink.

Now of course I’m biased – and possibly weird. If it’s not something I like, I don’t buy it, even to sell in my shop. I have to like it, first. Or love it. And pink is not even my favorite color – I tend toward aqua and emerald. But these really are gorgeous! They have wonderful sparkle, and are a true enough pink that they’re flattering on most skin colors. So what I’m saying – these are flattering, pretty glass gems.

And they’re on sale in my shop from today through midnight on Friday, July 15, 2022. Buy one pair of pink glass gems and you can request a second pair free. Buy a pink pendant and the second one is free. You just have to mention this blog post when you buy – and then send me a note to let me know what freebie you want!

Now that is a great deal!

New Earrings Design Idea – Sapphire and Peridot

I just tried out a new earrings design idea, deliberately using glass jewels that were similar in size, and trying to find colors that had glam without being huge and heavy. I think these earrings work!

The glass gems here are sapphire blue glass octagons that measure 14mm x 10mm – that’s about 5/8″ x 3/8″. I paired them with peridot green vintage glass ovals that are 12mm x 10mm (close to 1/2″ x 3/8″). Blue and green are colors I wear together lots of times, and I think other women do too, I’m not just being weird. Yes, I like to try more unusual color combinations sometimes… but here, blue and green. Totally work together!

You can change the sizes and shapes of the jewels, of course – this design is just a suggestion of jewels to combine. You’ll use your own color style, and design choices. And not have to spend a huge amount of money, and have *exactly* what you want. That’s the way it’s supposed to work!

Sapphire Glass Beads and Gems – on sale!

Sapphire blue is definitely one of the customer favorite colors in my Etsy shop. This isn’t a new concept – sapphire is probably one of the universally popular colors. Year round, for special occasions, you name it.

And the sapphire blue stones in my shop are on sale right now! Buy any pair of sapphire glass gems – and get a second pair free. Buy a sapphire blue pendant – and get a second pendant for free. You can dicker on which freebie you get, too. Just remember the phrase “equal or lesser value”. You get the idea 🙂

All you have to do is buy an item, then send a “note to seller” to tell me which freebie you want. This sale is good through midnight on July 7, 2022 – and of course only while supplies last. Great for gifts for your mom, your bff, and even for yourself!