February 14, 2018

To my Sweethearts!




I am offering 25% off today!!

My Etsy shop has lots of great listings still available- No coupon necessary. Only thing not included is the ebooks and tutorials..

And for the Webstore,  Use coupon code VDAYSALE

Expires tonight at 12 midnight.


Treat yourself!
You deserve it!

February 11, 2018

Digital Downloads $5 SALE!










For a very limited time, my Happy Endings tutorial is on sale for only $5!

Update: ALL OF MY DIGITAL DOWNLOADED JEWELRY TUTORIALS ARE NOW $5

Buy the tutorial here or on my website. 

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 tutorials.

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.

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!

February 6, 2018

I think it's time

I think it's time to change up the layout of the blog.
This layout is boring me.





New work can be found at WWW.LoreleiEurto.Com

January 12, 2018

Made to Order Tin Snippets now available!

I will be offering a select number of spots for some custom order stamped nickel silver or brass tin snippet components.   They are coming without all the bells and whistles so that you can customize your snippet any way you like!

If you want to wear it on a necklace, you can string on a chain!



If you want to use it in your own jewelry designs, add some jump rings and you're in business!



And if you want to put on your purse, clip on a lobster clasp and voila!



They are each double sided-



And the best part is, you can tell me what you want stamped on the face.
Your word of the year!
Your children's initials!
A date perhaps?
ANYTHING! Within the space requirements of course for a 1 inch diameter disc.

Find the listing and more details here:
https://loreleieurto.myshopify.com/collections/tin-snippets/products/made-to-order-riveted-peek-a-boo-tin-snippet-hand-stamped-with-one-word-of-your-choice

December 27, 2017

New Toggles

A friend of ours gave a few of these small tin plates to Joe to give to me knowing that I work a lot with vintage tins.
I just love the vivid colors and the whimsical nature of these cats- from a 1930's cartoon called KRAZY KATS.



There are few listed in my web store now! Better hurry though I think there are only 3 left!

November 29, 2017

Pretty Palettes: November 2017 REVEAL!




I never had a chance to get a blog post up to show off the beads that Molly sent me from Halcraft for the November design challenge! Sorry about that! Thanksgiving was last week and things have been crazy. So this post will be the inspiration share AND the reveal! WHAT!?

You give me anything teal and I'm a happy camper. It's one of my most favorite colors so when this inspiration photo was posted, I was intrigued and absolutely SMITTEN with the beads that went along with it. They are perfect! That champagne color with the swirling glass rounds, and those big wooden focals - OMG. Amazing.

Here are the beads, all of which you can find in the Bead Gallery®:
  • Bead Gallery® cream 6/0 seed beads
  • Bead Gallery® amber coated glass mix
  • Bead Gallery® aqua mix
  • Bead Gallery® turquoise Czech mix lentils
  • Bead Gallery® aqua mix glass rounds
  • Bead Gallery® large wooden sunbursts
I didn't end up using all of the beads for my piece- I just gravitated towards the ones that went the best with the large Dragonfly focal from Lumina Inspirations that I got recently! It's perfect because the diameter of that bead matches perfectly to the diameter of the wood discs.

My other favorite thing about those wood discs, is the cut outs- Makes it perfect to use as a link and the donut holes were begging for embellishments!



The metal flower coins and the clasp were made using brand new components from the Tierra Cast Soulful Spirit line of findings!







If you'd like too see what other people ended up making for this challenge, check out the Halcraft blog!

November 27, 2017

Cyber Monday

In case you missed it on other social media, I am offering a discount all weekend and today is the last day! Enjoy 30% off your entire order placed on ETSY or my WEBSTORE tin 11:59 pm est. tonight!
The coupon code is TURKEY30

I ship everyday so there is plenty of time to get your Christmas gifts! AND! Everything comes in a gift box, for easy gift giving!



November 17, 2017

October 31, 2017

Trying to find my muse

Have been having a bit of trouble getting back into seriously focused work mode for quite a while now. Going away to Rhinebeck NY for the Wool and Sheep Festival to hang out with all my knitting friends didn't really help matters much.  I usually don't have trouble switching gears like this but right now- all I want to do is knit.

However I forced myself to stay in the studio for the majority of the day yesterday and cranked out some pieces that have revitalized me a bit.




Each unique in their own way but all encompassing that earthy feeling that my work portrays on a regular basis. I feel like I'm getting there.

These are all available now in my ETSY shop.


October 25, 2017

PURGING

Today I am purging.

As I look around my cluttered office, studio space, and even my spare bedroom- all of this stuff I haven't touched.

This leads to clutter of my brain. I can't concentrate. I can't focus.

SO I am purging.


So far- 1 bag of leather scraps. gone.

9 books. gone.

1 hammer. gone.

A file set. gone.

bead storage containers. gone.

10 gauge Copper wire. gone.

4 bags of vintage buttons. gone.

And that didn't even make a dent.


I haven't even started collecting all of the beads to destash.
So.
Many.
Beads.


October 17, 2017

Rhinebeck or Bust!



I am heading back to the Wool and Sheep festival in Rhinebeck NY this weekend and I could use some fun money. Enjoy this little sale for the rest of the week. Spend at least $25 and get 30% off your entire order!
Etsy site equires no coupon code.

Website requires coupon code: RHINEBECK17
THANK FOR TAKING A PEEK! The shops are chock full!

September 27, 2017

Pretty Palettes September Reveal



Today is the day to reveal the finished projects using the September Halcraft Pretty Palettes beads!! This was such a great selection of beads- it was so easy to put a necklace together in this color palette. The soft purples and bright teals and Blues really sing together - I mean seriously! Look at that yarn in the inspiration photo!!!

Both Molly and I are knitters, and I know she would agree that this palette would make a nice Fade, eh girl?? Fading lights to dark- an ombre effect, is ALL THE RAGE right now in knitting.

Here are the beads:




For my necklace, I used a little bit of everything and knotted the beads on a lilac colored waxed linen cording.  To bring it around full circle, I kept with the knitting theme, and stamped some custom charms for the focal- 1 reads  Keep Calm Knit On, and the other reads K2TOG or Knit two together- a common knitting instruction.

The gorgeous hollow lamp work glass bead is from my friend Heather Sellers! I flanked it between 2 handmade nickel silver bead caps. 























As always, such a blast to use Bead Gallery beads from Halcraft! If you'd like to see what everyone else has made for the challenge this month, head over there to the Halcraft blog!
And as always, follow their blog to find out what the next challenge will be, and
head to Michael's to pick up the beads so you can share your work with us too!