Monday, October 26, 2015

Lady in red

 I’m not a full time jewelry designer. I wish I was but at this moment it’s not enough to pay the bills. So I need to plan my “play”days. Usually it’s on Sundays. When I’m in the flow, designs seem to happen without any effort. My fingers hardly can keep up with the ideas popping up in my head. On other Sundays my muse decides to take a day off. Creations made on a muse-less day sound like a sweet yet ordinary melody. Nothing wrong with it, but it just doesn’t sing. It’s missing drums, guitars, back vocals.

For my interview with Lucy Haslam of Faerystones beginning of this year I made some give-away earrings for readers to win.

I was only able to make something at the last minute. And just at that moment my muse decided to party somewhere else. Nice. NOT.
I managed to make a couple of earrings. For this pair I used some beautiful porcelain drops from Petra Carpreau of Scorched Earth on Etsy. Normally my go-to beads to coax my muse out of the closet. I combined them with some Greek ceramic as well as brass washers, red lampwork beads from Amy of Lampwork by Amy and handmade ear wires from Lucy. They turned out ok but not amazing or stunning, let alone breathtaking or sensational. Not that I see myself as a designer making breathtaking designs, no, I’m still far away from that stage. Hopefully one day. But you get my drift. It was missing pizzazz. So it sat in my work-in-progress box for some months, waiting to be finished.

A couple of weeks ago I decided to wrap copper wire with some red seed beads in between the dangle and the brass washer. For me that made the difference between an ordinary simple melody and a complete song.

Let me know what you think. Still ordinary of does it have pizzazz?
Now available in my etsy shop 

Thanks for looking!
Wishing you a wonderful day,
Esfera Jewelry


  1. I think the beads add a great deal of pzazz! Great design! I love this color of red- and the beads do add some sparkle. The thing I really notice is the ear wires. I think hand made ear wires really make the set. Lets you know an artist made these and she cares about details. These really have a earthy rustic appeal to me and in that case I don't want a big shiny over the top pair of earrings. I want that earthiness sometimes. You've hit the nail on the head with these! :-)

    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment Cindy. I agree, these ear wires from Faerystones are gorgeous and one of my favorites.

  2. I love all the little details you added to these, the mix flows perfectly, not over done and they're loaded with character, ♥

    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment Lynn :). The character comes from the components; the beautiful porcelain drops from Scorched Earth, the lampies from Amy, the ear wires from Lucy. I'm just so happy I was able to combine them in such a way I did them justice.