Emerald green 30x22mm oval pendant

If you're making a necklace, and you want something easy, quick to make, and gorgeous? Go for a big pendant. A big faceted rhinestone pendant. You'll love it. 


emerald green 30x22 oval rhinestone pendant


The color is fabulous - and flattering. Add a jump ring, slide the jewel onto a pre-made chain (or make your own from fabulous beads and jewels) - and you've got a winning look. 

Easy, affordable, gorgeous. I know I've said this before but it's so true - this is what we want. This is what we love. 

Black Glass Beads and Jewels - Boho and Goth

Just saying:  black is always in style. Black glass beads, black rhinestones, black diamond jewels: they are neutral, they are strong, they are flattering. They are always of the good. 



Black rhinestone earrings. Black pendants with pearls. You name it. I'll be sharing some ideas of the fabulous ways you can use black glass beads. But really, do the words "chic" and "max" ring a bell? Yeah. Black is the new black. 




Rhinestone earrings or pendants for bridal jewelry

Just saying:  rhinestone earrings or pendants are always in style, always pretty, and compared to gemstones....major affordable too. Are you making jewelry for a bride? 



She will love these, made into bridal earrings! Or use the teardrop as a focal pendant surrounded by pearls or crystals.  Or change the tiny stone at the top of the setting into her birthstone color - so you are making personalized jewelry. It's a small detail but can make such a difference! 

Do it yourself. Save money. Make gorgeous jewelry :-)

More DIY earring design ideas

The picture here shows an idea I like to suggest: combine unexpected elements for your own special jewelry designs! For that matter, combine multiple colors, shapes, and metals. Why not? You're the designer. You'll find fun, exciting, attractive combinations of jewelry elements - when you don't always use what you're "supposed to" :-) 



For these ideas, I took different crystal jewel styles I was setting for orders - and combined them. Played with them. Tried stuff. 

Easy DIY earrings - save money - do it yourself

Sometimes we want intricate, fussy, elaborate earrings - I know I love them. But it's pretty wonderful to be able to make easy, quick-to-finish earrings too - when they look as good as these.  



The picture links to the glass teardrops in my shop. Teardrops plus earwires: gorgeous earrings. We shake our heads sometimes - "but hey, that's so easy" - like that's a bad thing. It's not.

Do it yourself. You'll love them - and you'll look great :-)



Clear glass jewels are wonderful for bridal jewelry

Clear glass jewels are perfect for wedding jewelry.

This might not have occurred to some people. Sparkling crystal (foiled) jewelry is classic for bridal and wedding jewelry (and is terrific, don't get me wrong!) But sometimes, a bit of subtlety is lovely. Perhaps a bit of minimalism. Clear glass jewels, nicely faceted, work wonderfully for brides!


clear glass teardrops for pretty bridal earrings and pendants


What are Cushion Cut jewels?

"Cushion cut" is a term you're probably noticing more and more lately, if you're into jewelry and gems and do it yourself jewelry! It's one of the most popular shapes in glass stones (and precious gemstones too).


crystal cushion cut square octagon earrings or pendant beads

"Cushion Cut" is not a new term though - it's just that people are paying attention lately. The term refers to an octagon or square cut stone, with rounded corners. Like, well, a pillow or cushion :-)

Montana sapphire vintage glass jewels

I love montana sapphire - that's a color name for deeper, dusty blue - close to Navy blue (like all glass jewels, there are small variations in color) And these diamond shapes in vintage glass? These are gorgeous :-) 


montana sapphire vintage glass beads in 15x10mm diamond shape


The 15x10mm diamond shape is a terrific size for earring drops - large enough to have style and presence but still comfy. And for pendants? Perfect. Feminine. Affordable.  

Do it yourself - make your earrings or jewelry. Make gifts for your loved ones. This really works :-) 

Peridot green is the August birthstone color

It's just nice to be able to make a pretty necklace or pair of earrings for your August birthday girl - without a ton of work or spending a lot of money. Peridot green is the birthstone color for August (but you knew that). And these are fabulous for earrings!


peridot green glass octagon earrings or pendant jewels


Of course the idea is to make easy DIY jewelry using birthstone colors - but really, peridot is such a friendly and happy color, I'll grab any excuse to use it. Because it's pretty. And fun. And isn't that a good reason?


Sparkling crystal DIY earrings

This DIY earring design can be adapted in so many ways. The basic concept: a sparkling round glass jewel paired with a silver plated leaf charm. Instant gorgeous, feminine accessories :-) 



If you think I'm encouraging the use of classic, simple jewelry components - and not a lot of money - to create your own special sparkling jewelry - you're right :-)