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Earrings made with brass filigree and rainbow charms

This earring design features 10mm round "rivoli" faceted gems (the faceting comes to a gentle point in the middle). The glass gems are linked with 20 gauge jump rings to the patina brass filigrees - easy to use and secure. 

earrings featuring brass filigree connectors and rainbow glass gems

Of course you can easily customize this design with your own choice of glass gems - rivoli rounds as shown here, or teardrops for example. Personalize the color choices, using your customer's birthstone color, or her favorite. You know what I mean - run with the idea!

DIY necklace design idea

Here's another example of a great DIY jewelry design idea - easy to make and looks fabulous - the kind of design we love to make :-)



You see what I mean? It's a simple design, basically a pendant jewel (in this case, a rainbow vitrail teardrop paired with a tiny sparkly rhinestone) - attached to a silver plated brass chain with a sturdy jump ring. Personalize the jewel colors (maybe with birthstone colors for your customer or gift recipient) and you've made lovely necklace.

DIY necklace design idea with crystal octagons

This Do It Yourself necklace design idea incorporates 14x10mm crystal octagons to make a classic necklace "chain" that's simple - and elegant. 



Of course you could use other colors or shapes. Any jewels placed in two ring settings (the loops at each end of the setting) would work beautifully. So if you don't see your favorite color, just ask! But when in doubt it's hard to beat crystal - great for bridal jewelry, great for prom, and fabulous whenever you want some sparkle :-)

Ruby vintage glass beads - the birthstone for July

It's really not too late. If you have a birthday girl born in July, there's still time to get some ruby red vintage glass oval beads and make her a darling pair of earrings or delicate pendant for her birthday :-)



Of course ruby red is not just for July. Christmas is coming. Or anytime you want to wear red - flattering, vivid, gorgeous red. Make something for yourself this time!