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What jewelry would you like me to create

Hello lovely Esfera fans. It looks like I will have more time the coming week to make jewelry. YAY.
And the big question of course is: what would you like me to make.
So I created this little poll and hope you take the time to answer this.

Polymer clay beads - winners of the Leah Curtis Give-Away

Polymer clay beads by Leah Curtis

This month's guest in my series of interviews with bead artists was lovely and talented UK bead and jewelry artist Leah Curtis from Beady Eyed Bunny.
As with all my interviews, there was something you could win. Not one, but two give-aways.
The winner of the give-away has been drawn today. 

Polymer clay beads - interview with bead and jewelry artist Leah Curtis

Polymer clay beads by Leah Curtis

Lovely readers, guess who is my guest this month?
Yes, the very sweet and talented UK polymer clay and jewelry artist Leah Curtis. Leah makes beautiful beads (I adore her roses and birdies) as well as gorgeous jewelry in which she incorporates her beads. On top of that she creates the monthly magazine The Beading Glass to inspire bead and jewelry artists. The magazine showcases a number of artists from around the world in photo galleries and personal interviews. And now you get to know more about this lovely lady herself.

2015 - new plans and jewelry of Esfera jewelry

Happy New Year 2015 from Esfera Jewelry

First of all, I like to wish you all a happy New Year.
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that 2015 started well for you.
Thank you all so much for your support in 2014. Your kind words, your interest, your comments on my blog and facebook page and your feedback have meant more than I can say.

Numi-sticks and lampwork glass beads - winner of the Kimberly Rogers give-away

Handmade unique artisan bracelet by Esfera Jewelry, Janine Lucas, with lampwork glass beads

This month's guest in my series of interviews with bead artists was the multi-talented USA artist Kimberly Rogers of Numinosity Beads.
And of course you could win something again. I had made two bracelets with some of her lampwork beads combined with other beads from my stash. The winner can pick it's favorite.
The winner of the give-away has been drawn today. 

Numi-sticks and lampwork glass beads - interview with Kimberly Rogers of Numinosity Beads

Numi-sticks, enameled metal charms by Kimberly Rogers, Numinosity Beads

Lovely readers, I’m thrilled and exited that bead and jewelry artist Kimberly Rogers agreed to do the interview for this month.
Kimberly is well known for her enameled numi-sticks, her lampwork beads as well as her jewelry.
I don’t know about you, but I’m dying to know more about her and her work.

 

Sparkling rocks design challenge and blog hop

Lampwork glass beads Glass Bead Art

The inspiring and generous Rita from Jewel School Friends is hosting yet another great design challenge and blog hop.
Originally planned on October 15, she had to reschedule it to today, because of some radical and unforeseen major changes in her life.

Reveal of the 2nd Annual Bead Hoarder Blog Hop

bead hoarders blog hop

The wonderful Lori Anderson is hosting yet another wonderful blog hop: the 2nd Annual Bead Hoarder Blog Hop.
Of course I enthusiastically signed up for this, loving blog hops.

Little did I know life got in the way as both my parents had to be admitted to hospital in November. I’m grateful my mum has recovered completely but my dad’s health situation is still very worrisome. But he is at home now and stable for the time being.

So I completely forgot about the blog hop. Luckily Lori posted a reminder but somehow I messed that up in my brain as well, thinking December 6 was on a Sunday, completely overlooking the word Saturday. So in my mind I thought I had today to create something for the blog. Not.
I’m so sorry you will have to do with some designs I made in October.

Lampwork beads - winners of the Judith Billig Give-Away

Handmade lampwork beads Judith Billig

This month's guest in my series of interviews with bead artists was talented lampwork glass artist Judith Billig.

She is so generous to contribute not one, but two sets of her gorgeous handmade lampwork glass beads.
The other give-away is a choice between three artisan bracelets I created with some of her beads combined with beads from my stash.

The winner of the give-away has been drawn today.

Lampwork beads - Interview with bead artist Judith Billig, with give-away

Lampwork glass beads Judith Billig

Lovely readers, I’m thrilled and exited that lampwork glass artist Judith Billig agreed to do the interview for this month.

Judith is well known for her gorgeous lampwork glass beads (yes, I do have a few) as well as her jewelry. Her work has been published in numerous bead magazines.

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