November 28, 2016

Cyber Monday Sale



CYBER MONDAY SALE! All day long get 30% off all jewelry orders in my etsy and webstore using coupon code CBM30
Stay warm, shop from home, Buy HANDMADE <3

November 26, 2016

Small Business Saturday Sale

Today, to celebrate Small Business Saturday, all of my hand sewn jewelry rolls are 40% off. Use the coupon code SBSROLLS


 

November 25, 2016

Black Friday sale

Keep an eye on Instagram and Facebook for a different sale each day throughout this holiday weekend!! First up- all ebooks and tutorials are 50% off. Today only. Coupon code can be used on etsy and in my webstore.

Coupon code: BFTUTORIAL 



 

November 11, 2016

Coming Monday 11/14




I have literally been glued to my computer for the last two days, creating, filming, editing, and writing a new ebook for you!!  I am ALWAYS asked to do tutorials on how to finish the ends of cord, leather, ribbon- you name it.  Sometimes a book with just photos and written instructions is not enough. I am that person- I need video. I need to see it being done before I can really wrap my head around it.

So I asked for some feedback on Facebook and decided, to just do it. Just sit down and film and do it. So I did.  Most of it, I admit is unscripted, but I have been making these types of things now for 10 years. Yep. I am shocked at that number myself. How can I have been making jewelry for 10 years? It cannot be possible, it feels like I just started yesterday!

Once I decided what to do the ebook on, then I had to narrow it down because let's face it. There has to be hundreds of different ways to finish the ends of fiber. Just think about all the different KINDS of fiber there is!

So I picked FOUR of my FAVORITES..... flat leather, linen cord, ribbon, and round leather cord.

And then I narrowed it down again because think about all of the different ways of finishing fiber ends, there has to be a gazillion. So I picked FOUR that I tend to gravitate towards whenever I'm making my own jewelry.

It became pretty evident early on, that this was going to take some serious brain power and TIME, and lots of patience. There are many steps in writing an ebook.  I filmed all the videos and edited each one in iMovie.  And then on day 2, (and yes, it took me only 2 days because when I get something in my head I have to get it out or I can't sleep, eat, or knit and that's a damn travesty. PLUS+ I have been thinking about doing this sort of thing for a loooong time and it flowed out of me pretty willy nilly.
 I wrote the whole 21 page ebook- and and voila. It'll be ready to purchase on my website on Monday November 14.

Here's a tidbit of what to expect:

  I have put together a small collection of tutorials on finishing the ends of 4 different types of materials: round leather cord, waxed linen cording, flat leather lace, and silk ribbon. Each time of material will include 3 different ways to finish the ends, to accommodate a clasp or other materials or components.  I am including written instructions for each tutorial, but will ALSO provide a link to coordinating video tutorial.


All videos are available at Vimeo.com (you do not need an account to view them!) and each one is password protected. After you find the password in this PDF, you’ll be able to click the link and be redirected to each coordinating video tutorial where you’ll insert the password and view them.

[If you are familiar with my other PDF tutorials, this won't be a surprise as they are mostly all like this.]

For each material, I will also share some of my favorite suppliers to help you in your quest to obtain some of these materials in the future for your own designs.
There are no finished jewelry tutorials in this PDF, but these technique tutorials should give you an idea of how simple they are to use in your own designs! This PDF is full of basic fundamentals to help you use fiber in your designs.  I hope you enjoy them!


Thank you Veterans for your Service!




coupon is good in both of my online shops 
and
Expires tomorrow. 11/12

November 8, 2016

New STUFFS!

New Pretties are posted is my webstore today.......






AND!!!

I got my act together (shocking, I KNOW) and got some of my tutorials up on my website so you can actually find them amongst my other listings. AND they are on sale on my website only for 50% off using coupon code: TUTESALE

I can't offer just the tutorials for sale in my Etsy shop because I cannot allocate the coupon JUST for one type of listing like I can in my Indiemade shop. Bummer.


November 1, 2016

Revisited Design





I first started making these beaded chain bracelets back in 2014, and I'm not sure why the design was so short lived. Not only do I love the overall look of this style bracelet but I really enjoy creating them, although somewhat time consuming.











I use linen cording and string each of the glass seed beads and then weave them back and forth through the chain. These three bracelets are each different - one is double stranded, 1 has a bit of a beaded "spine", and the third has a more simple beaded design without the spine.

What makes each of these special is the handmade pewter buttons from my friends at Green Girl Studios. They are a husband and wife team down in North Carolina and they carve each mold by hand and create cast button, pendants, and beads with pewter. Each one is a work of art, and each one is the focal piece of my bracelet design.

These are available in my Etsy shop.

October 31, 2016

Save The Date



Date: Saturday November 19, 2016    
Time: 1 pm - 5 pm

Where: 88 Hartford Terrace
Light snacks will be served



October 10, 2016

SALE SALE SALE SALE!!

So the newsletter plan didn't work out the way I expected and so. Coupon Code for EVERYONE! Sale continues all week in my ETSY and WEB stores! I cannot afford FB Ads so if you are so inclined to share this post, I would be so very grateful!!


October 9, 2016

Special Sale for Newsletter Subscribers ONLY

I don't send newsletters often. Maybe 1-2 times a year? If that!?


But I do appreciate all the people who have signed for the newsletter so this is a special sale if you are a newsletter subscriber. How do you become a subscriber?

You can see the sign up for here on the blog over there on the right--->

You can also sign up on my Facebook Business page, Lorelei Eurto Jewelry

Or you can sign up on my website under Mailing List 

So if you want to see these details- get signed up. I have scheduled the newsletter to drop at 3pm EST today!



October 7, 2016

Earrings Update

In case you missed it, I made and posted 15 pairs of new earrings in my webstore yesterday! There are quite a few left, take a second and check them out! Remember, Christmas is right around the corner!


September 21, 2016

Craft Show Recap


As I mentioned previously, I had a crafts festival this past weekend in Sharon Springs. this is the 5th (?) time I have done this festival. The past few years, they have designated a street where Etsy sellers set up their tents, and it's a juried location. The show in general is not juried, but to get into the Etsy village, you have to apply. The traffic I have found, is legitimately better in this area, than in other parts of the show. So  I was pleased to get a spot. 

We were one of the first people there. There was a bit of confusion in the beginning because the vendors spots weren't mapped out ahead of time and the volunteer that arrived early to help set up, wasn't told to do this so we had to kind of wing it. I luckily convinced my husband to help me get the tent set up so we did that first and had to adjust it 2-3 spots to the left and right before we finally settled in after they figured out the numbered spots.




Set up went relatively easy. The weather for Saturday was perfect, sunny and warm and beautiful and even a little breezy but not too gusty.  Sunday was calling for 50% chance of rain showers so I was pretty disappointed to wake up to rain on Sunday but after I drove the hour to Sharon Springs, it had stopped raining and there was actually no rain all day Sunday. LUCKY!!



My tent was a bit dark due to the decision for a little extra rain protection - the big green tarp over the tent kept everything bone dry saturday night - VERY PLEASED with that. and I was pleased to have remembered to keep my table coverings up off the ground and nothing got wet. We were located on a street, and so the rain the night before does tend to seep in under the tent walls....



I got lots of great compliments all weekend, not only on my jewelry but also on my sewn bags, (sold a few project bags too!) and my knitting- the Camp Wilkerson shawl I was working on while at the show, and my Campside Shawl (on the bag of my chain there)  It is always kind of a renewing of faith when I do this shawl - the compliments keep me motivated to keep doing what I'm doing and the interaction with customers that I have seen year after year is so fun. A few ladies even showed up in my booth actually wearing jewelry they had bought the previous year!!



The jewelry rolls weren't the hit that I figured they'd be. People were more into looking at the jewelry inside the display model and people looked and loved the fabrics but no one really inquired about them at all.  I may take the few that I have made down to the museum gift shop where they carry some of my jewelry.








All in all- success.  I found it interesting that a lot of older stock is what sold at the show with exception of a few newer pieces but a lot of the stock that I had been making the last few weeks was left over after the show. SO, I have listed all of this jewelry in my online stores, be sure to check out both shops, Lorelei Eurto Jewelry on ETSY and Lorelei Eurto Jewelry webstore.




September 15, 2016

Fun with Copper Tubing

Well, this is embarrassing.



Yes I do realize it has been a while since I last blogged. I am sorry about this. I don't know why the blog is the first thing to get neglected when I get busy. You'd think it would be a nice outlet to share what I've been doing at a time that I have a lot of content but.....  it doesn't ever happen that way.

Instead, I forget about it and the blog languishes and now I probably don't have any followers left. Because what fun is it to follow a blogger that never blogs??



Today, I'm back. and I'm going to share with you some things I've been working on. I am getting ready for the annual Sharon Springs Harvest festival, happening this weekend Sept. 17-18 in Sharon Springs NY. I will be located in ETSY village, with all the other ETSY vendors, and am hoping to God it doesn't thunderstorm on Sunday like the forecast is saying. :/

Been trying to build up my stock for this show.... in between only want to knit on stuff or sew things.

But this week, I had a lot of fun with some copper riveting tube/wire that my friend Amy sent to me a while back in a big box of jewelry supplies she no longer wanted. I don't normally rivet with tubing, If I am to rivet, I usually use the little pre-made snap rivets from Tierra cast.

I cut the wire with my tin snips, and then re-rounded the end that gets smushed during the cutting. Then I used these bracelet making pliers to curve the tubing into a  bangle or bracelet shape.



These are the first batch I made. I like the versatility of this, because you can string wire or beading wire through the tube to attach the focal/clasp.  And then in a few of the others, I cut the tubing into smaller sections and now they act almost as beads where I strung them on beading wire with a few other focals/ beads. 


Then I did a few more and now the tubing is gone and I am sad. Til I can order more!!
The ones with the buttons as focals, turned out really well. I just used some copper wire I have on hand. The diameter of these is about 3.5 inches by 3 inches. I am hoping they'll be large enough for smaller handed individuals. Because, I have man hands. and These don't fit over my hands. 

I tend to like the ones like this ADMIT ONE bracelet, where I formed a hook clasp into one side of the wire, that hooks into one of the links on the bracelet focal allowing it to open up and fit over my wrist instead of acting like a slip on bangle.















If you're in the NY area, take a ride to Sharon Springs this weekend and stop in to say HI! I would love to see you. It's worth the trip. The show is really fantastic, over 250 vendors set up in the streets of this little sleepy town and you can even stop by the Beekman b.1802 shop and meet those famous Beekman boys!

August 30, 2016

Finished Object Post


Keeping busy around here, even though August has brought us the stickiest, humid weather and I have no air conditioning in my studio so these pieces represent the true tears and sweat as an independent designer. :)

I have been keeping busy on all fronts, building up stock for my upcoming September show, Harvest Festival in Sharon Springs NY Sept. 17-18. I have also done  a little bit of sewing. I do need to get my butt in gear and get a few more jewelry rolls sewn up for the show!! I already know how I am going to display them, and am pretty excited about that!













And of course I've been knitting, [pretty monogamously] on this shawl you see below. I just had the best time knitting it, and the yarn was so soft. Nothing fancy, some Knitpicks Swish DK weight which was probably less than $4 a ball. It took a solid 2 weeks to knit this from start to finish.



I am in love with it!







These jewelry pieces shown are all available either in my ETSY shop or WEBSTORE, right now!!

Hope you're all having a great week! I am hoping to record a new podcast episode today!
Stay tuned for that!