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A new BOGO sale

Sometimes we need little lovely things to take our minds off the big stuff - today, the big stuff is Hurricane Irma, and worrying about friends and family in the path. They're fine right now and cross fingers, will be totally okay tomorrow and next week. But like I said - sometimes we need a distraction. So that means a new BOGO sale tomorrow for pretty pink glass beads and jewels :-) 

 

 

BOGO sale - black vintage glass beads

These adorable vintage glass teardrops are on sale - BOGO, buy one pair get one pair free, for tomorrow only! (and you can dicker about the second pair!) They make wonderful rhinestone earrings and delicate pendants. And right now you can buy one pair - get one pair free! 

 

 

You know black is totally chic - it's the one color that is always in style, whether you're 14 or 40. Or twice that. If you love earrings, these are going to make you very happy :-) 

New BOGO Deal of the Day - fuschia pink glass jewels :-)

These are smallish. But the vivid fuschia pink color means they'll get attention - so if you want little round earring drops (or stud earring jewels, or glass connector links) - on sale! then you are going to love these. They're my new BOGO sale :-) 

 

 

They're adorable small pendants, too.  So - for tomorrow, September 6, 2017, from 12:01 p.m. to 11:59 p.m., if you buy one pair, you get another pair free.  (These are also available in a tiny 8mm round size - if you want one of each size, just ask!) 

BOGO sale for today - aqua rhinestone earrings or pendants

Or,  in case I forget to mention it, glass connector links.  Gorgeous aqua oval jewels measure 12x10mm - that's approximately 1/2" x 3/8". Pretty little pendants, delicate earring drops, terrific connectors when you use two-ring settings. And they're today's BOGO special sale - buy one pair, get one pair free!

 

 

So. From 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. today, September 3, 2017, you can get these gorgeous (and always affordable) aqua oval jewels at BOGO special sale prices!

No rain checks. Get them while I got em :-)

Deal of the Day - white opal vintage glass!

Today I'm offering a "deal of the day" featuring my white opal vintage glass beads. These are 12mm x 10mm octagon cabochons - smooth, curved, translucent, and gorgeous!  They're wonderful as glass connectors, earring dangles, or small pendants, and they're in great shape for their age :-)

 

 

Buy one pair - and get one pair free! Yes you read that right :-)  In your choice of one-ring or two-ring settings, in silver plated brass, golden raw brass, or antiqued patina brass.  

BOGO Sale - buy one, get one free - one day only!

Yes you saw that right - Buy One, Get One Free Sale - for one day only! 

 

 

These pretty sapphire rhinestone teardrops are 18x13mm - that's approx. 3/4" x 1/2", a great size for earrings and pendants. They're also the September birthstone color, which is useful to know if you've got any September birthday girls on your list! 

The teardrops are available in silver or brass settings, and for TODAY ONLY (from 12:01 am to 11:59 pm) you get a free pair with every pair you order - so order now! 

Color is always in style - vivid glass beads and jewels

Don't get me wrong, neutrals are great. They're classy, they're wearable with practically anything, and they're always a good fall-back accessory choice. But - there's something wonderful about vivid color. 

 

 

Sheer glass jewels strike me as the best of both worlds - the color really shines - but whether we're talking sheer or foiled, vivid color really is the star of the show. 

Rhinestone earrings - you choose the color

Of course that's always true. When you are making earrings - for yourself, for a gift, or for sale - you're choosing the style, the design, and the color. These multi-stone prong settings just make it easy to create special rhinestone earrings - and you choose the combination of colors :-)

 

 

 This picture shows just a few examples - you can request any teardrops you want, and any tiny round stones - and voila! Your own special combo. Personalize these by choosing birthstone colors - or her favorite - or yours. You're the one who decides :-)

Sapphire glass beads and jewels

Just a quick note to show how pretty sapphire blue glass beads can be! These ovals are a great example. They're vintage glass - from the 1950s I believe.

 

 

The only reliable clue I have for the date is the original packaging. The jewels (beads) are wrapped in paper - this is very common for rhinestones, especially vintage ones. And the packaging has the importer's name, address, and phone number on it.

Earring design with glass beads and silver charms

Okay, here's a basic blueprint for terrific DIY earrings:  use glass charms, jewels and beads. Combine with metal "ornaments" (hey, a jewelry term!) - in this instance, silver plated leaf charms: 

 

 

Of course any colors will work - and most shapes, too. The leaf is a particularly flattering and attractive shape, but you'll find your own favorites. 

The thing is - try experiments. Try mixing elements. It's fun, it works, and that is one of the main pleasures of DIY jewelry design - you can do what YOU want!