2nd Annual Use Your Leftovers Challenge

2nd annual leftover challenge

Hello hello.

For this month’s blog hop on Earrings Everyday, Erin challenged us to use our leftovers to make some pretty earrings.
I forgot to take a picture of the craftermath of my bead feast at the actual event, but I do have an older picture :)

 Esfera Jewelry at work

For this challenge I had in front of me: some long hoarded, and cherished art beads, tiny glass beads in all sorts of shapes and colors and as it happens some bags of new bought beads.
I made three very cute (If I may say so myself), rather short earrings.

Handmade earrings by Esfera Jewelry, Janine Lucas.

My first pair:
- handmade glass beads in a forest green with brown specks (Maya Honey)
- brass bead caps
- rhinestone spacers
- Czech glass beads in golden brown/copper
- tiny soft yellow seed beads
on copper headpins with copper ear wires.

Handmade earrings by Esfera Jewelry, Janine Lucas

My second pair:
- handmade ceramic beads in a soft green (artist unknown)
- brass bead caps
- ceramic bead caps in orange
- matte gold beads and rings
- tiny lime green Czech glass beads
on silver plated headpins dangling on surgeon steel ear wires

I really like that pop of orange in these.

Handmade earrings by Esfera Jewelry, Janine Lucas

And my last pair:
- handmade lampwork beads in beautiful blue (Mermaid beads)
- Czech glass beads in baby blue and sky blue
- rhinestone spacers
on brass headpins with surgeon steel ear wires

Inspired by the blue sky and sea of Greece, that beautiful country I am privileged to call home for the last 4 years.

These are all available in my etsy shop.

Thank you so much for looking. You know I like to read your comments so don’t be shy and leave one. Don’t forget to see what the other participants made in this challenge.
Thank you so much Erin for organizing a wonderful challenge every month! And I am so happy I was finally able to actually join this time.

As you probably may know I am also a regular contributor to the earrings everyday blog. Here you can find my latest post. Earrings Everyday hopes to inspire those who make earrings and adorn those who love to wear them! I hope you like what we are doing on that blog. We really appreciate if you leave a comment once in a while. So we know somebody, apart from ourselves, is actually reading and enjoying it LOL.

Wishing you all a wonderful day, full of joy, laughter, sunshine and chocolate cake.
Merry Christmas/happy holiday to you and your loved ones



I am a fan of the short earrings. That's what I always wore when I wore earrings. I never thought I could pull off the longer ones. Also, I do enjoy not only your blog but the Earrings Everyday blog. I'm reading!

Thank you Ann

Thank you Ann for your lovely comment. And I am happy you enjoy the Earrings Everyday blog as well as my own. And perhaps you like to hear.... the monthly interviews with bead artists will return in 2018!!

Leftover Earrings Challenge

What a beautiful trio! My favorite is the second pair with the milky green ceramic beads but it was really difficult to pick a favorite! Love the stacking!

Thank you Rozantia

Thank you so much for your comment. Much appreciated. I love stacking as well.

You had some lovelies in your

You had some lovelies in your craftermath! They are all great, but I especially love that first pair. That shade of green is totally my color! I agree that the pop of orange in the second pair is a really nice touch.

Thank you Sarajo

Thank you Sarajo for taking time to leave a comment. Much appreciated.

Oh, I really love how much

Oh, I really love how much personality you were able to pack into all three of your pairs. What an inspiration for how to make something so tiny so special!

Thank you

Thank you for your comment and compliment. Much appreciated.

I love how you have stacked

I love how you have stacked the components on each pair. Whenever I try stacking bead caps I find out something out of balance and end up changing the design but you do it so well. I hope I learn to do it too

Thank you Divya

Thank you for taking the time to comment Divya. Much appreciated. And thank you for the compliment :) I like working with bead caps and most of the time one or two will end up in a design.


All 3 pairs are beautiful. I like the fact that they are fairly short. My customers don't like heavy or large earrings for the most part so I am always interested in shorter designs. Well done!

thank you Kathy

Thank you Kathy for your comment. Normally I design much longer earrings. Somehow I find shorter earrings much more difficult. I am so happy how these turned out.

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