Sometimes we have an extra day or two in a month and when that happens we like to extend an invitation to designers that we enjoy to have them share their unique design perspectives. Today, the Earrings Everyday crew welcomes Janine Lucas of Esfera Jewelry. Janine is from The Netherlands and creates accessories with an eye for color, texture and pattern. I actually own one of her bracelets and a pair of earrings which are quite lovely and long, just the way I like them. She also travels around in a modified Mercedes-Benz truck, which I find completely fascinating! Check it out! ~Erin
These earrings are the result of a mistake. I first created a pair of earrings with those wonderful glass headpins from Numinosity Beads.
They were ready (so I thought) and I laid them out to take pictures. Looking at them through the camera I realized something clearly went wrong in the process of creating. The earrings were asymmetrical. And not in a good way. How did that happen? Where was my brain when I created them. So, what to do? There wasn’t much left of the wire of the headpin to string upon after undoing them.
After several attempts and a big dive into my bead stash I decided to combine them with patina leaves, Czech glass, some vintage metal components, spacer lampwork beads from Lampwork by Amy and handmade earwires from Faerystones. [Sorry, no pictures of the earrings before the redo. I couldn’t bring myself to show them to anyone. ;-) But I’m very pleased with how the redo turned out.]
These are available in my Etsy shop, Esfera Jewelry.
I would like to thank the wonderful team of Earrings Everyday for their daily inspiration. And a big thank you for having me as a guest on this wonderful blog!