Black and White Glass Stones

I wanted to share a new pic of some of the black and white glass stones I have available in my shop right now. Neutrals are always in style, and I do mean year-round!

You’ll notice none of these are large, pendant-style stones. Though of course any could be used as pendants. But even small or modest-size glass gems can have real style and work “as is”. And of course if you want to combine them…. they look great and they’re not heavy.

Play with your own ideas – that’s what DIY jewelry is all about!

Peridot Green Glass Stones

These peridot green glass gems are new in my shop – I’ve had peridot glass pears in 18x13mm size, but now I have more petite 14x10s as shown in the pic. These are wonderful “as is” for earrings and small(ish) pendants – but are also fabulous when paired with 10x8mm peridot green glass octagons.

Made into earrings, these gems have great sparkle and presence (love that color!) but they’re not heavy. And of course, peridot is the August gemstone color… great for making DIY jewelry gifts, and for customers. Just saying!

New Necklace Design Idea

The 18mm x 13mm (approx. 3/4″ x 1/2″) faceted glass octagon pendant featured in this necklace design idea is the color known as “light colorado topaz”. It’s a golden tan, fairly neutral, and super flattering. I’ve paired it with silver chain and small handwired beads in a complementary colors.

The small irregular beads I used here are genuine turquoise, but honestly any vivid beads would work here – the rich color is a striking complement to the golden tan pendant. But of course, you could use any colors with this design.

That’s what’s so fun about do it yourself jewelry. Take a look at the beads and stones on your worktable – I bet you could make some terrific combinations, interpreting this design in your own unique way. Make gifts for your friends – and for yourself!

Vivid Glass Jewels – a jewelry design idea for you to adapt!

I wanted to show off these vivid glass jewels in bright colors – ruby red and sapphire blue. As shown here, these are examples of how you can combine strong primary colors – and it works.

This earring design idea could use other colors and shapes, of course. I think the balance of small, sapphire rounds (these are vintage) and larger faceted ruby red ovals is a combination that works. Try your own ideas, grab colors and shapes from your workroom or (of course) see what other jewels I have available!

Do it yourself jewelry is just a great, useful idea. You don’t have to spend a lot of money – and you can create whatever you want. That’s the way it’s supposed to be!

DIY jewelry design with a brass flower and aqua glass pendant!

Yes, this is a traditional jewelry design, a pendant linked on a chain. Simple and gorgeous. The details here? The brass flower component is linked to a sheer aqua, faceted glass pear or teardrop shaped rhinestone pendant.

The design is classic – and the pieces are affordable. Of course you can choose other elements, or do what I did – look at the pretty components scattered on your worktable, and try a few new combinations! The most important idea here is that you can create lovely jewelry without a lot of fuss, or having to spend a lot of money. Use your favorite colors – or the ones your customer chooses. Add a few of your own special elements. You’ll love it!

Emerald Green Glass Gems and a BOGO sale!

Okay, I have to admit, I love emerald green. And a lot of my customers agree with me. It’s not as hard to wear as some greens can be, with underlying yellow for example in olivine or lime (though of course on the right person those are great!) But emerald is rich and flattering on almost every skin tone. And it just looks expensive, yknow?

But happily, it isn’t expensive. And for the next week, through midnight on April 7, 2023, when you buy any emerald glass gems you get a second pair or pendant for free! You only have to mention this blog post when you order, and then we’ll figure out which freebies work the best for you!