March 13, 2018

Coupon Code: SNOWY

It will not stop snowing.
We will never see Spring at this rate.
To cheer myself up, I'm offering a coupon code at ETSY today only
Enter coupon code for discount at checkout.

March 4, 2018

#30daybeadchallenge Day 4 Reveal

Challenge: String a sparkly masterpiece using Swarovski Crystal Bicones:

The only way this piece actually happened was the fact that I inherited my Aunt's bead collection last year and had all these crystals on hand! They are not normally something I tend to buy- they are expensive although quite beautiful!

I tried to create something a bit more modern with them- usually I see designs using Crystals that tend to be over the top, formal- wedding jewelry even.

I think this piece turned out perfectly. I used some cool chain I got from a friend recently that I believe might be from my favorite chain supplier, AD Adornments.  I used beading wire to string rings of crystals and strung through the chain links.

If you are interested in playing along, get the PDF version of the calendar for the 30 day bead challenge and print your own, or refer to it here:

March 3, 2018

#30daybeadchallenge Day 3 Reveal

Challenge: Create a set of jewelry that you can wear together...

Not used to beading a Saturday- but alas the challenge doesn't rest! So I snuck up to the studio and put together this Pewter/Green trio of pieces that are not so matchy matchy- but together coordinate!
The necklace is strung on steel grey waxed linen cording, and beaded with hematite rounds, and some very special ceramic beads from Slate Studios Supply.  The bracelet was created around this matte ceramic button from Gaea, that has the same color- and I pulled out my Tierra Cast Vida Mas Dulce components AGAIN- and did a sort of unexpected thing with linen cording and I LOVE IT. each side of the bracelet is asymmetrical- the one side features silver leather from Classic Elements, and a Lampwork glass bead from Loupiac which just happens to be green with grey polka dots. PERFECT.
The other side is steel wire linked hematite rounds, and a Tierra Cast button. The earrings are the floral coin beads from Tierra Cast, strung on waxed linen cording with 2 sweet ceramic rounds from Elaine Ray.

If you are interested in playing along, get the PDF version of the calendar for the 30 day bead challenge and print your own, or refer to it here:

#30daybeadchallenge Day 2 Reveal

Challenge: Create a piece of jewelry with chain as the main element.

I never throw bits of chain away- you never know when you might need an extender chain, or rings off the chain to finish up a piece, and for this necklace design- I combined a bunch of bits, strung them on a wire with some cubes as spacers, and it's FRINGE! There are a few more of those awesome Tierra Cast beads again, in this piece- they are just so fun to work with!

You want to join in on the fun? 
It's not too late, and we are only on day 2!
Here's the calendar, or get the PDF version here:

#30daybeadchallenge DAY 1 REVEAL

Challenge: Make an easy pair of Earrings.

I recently received some samples from the newest line of Components from TierraCast so I've been reaching for them since they are on my studio work table.  The floral patterning is right up my alley. I used some of these crescent shapes and created easy earrings using just some jump rings, and some wire- added some color with these Mustard color Czech glass leaves, and some Vintaj Brass Co. butterfly charms.  So super easy, I think I finished these under 5 minutes.
They are available for purchase, here.

If you are interested in playing along, get the PDF version of the calendar for the 30 day bead challenge and print your own, or refer to it here:

February 23, 2018

Another Alice Purse.... now listed!

I made a couple of pattern adjustments on this newest Alice purse. This pattern can be found at 

Instead of doing the 2 6 inch zippers on the front exterior - I just used a 14 inch metal Tim Holtz zipper from Joann's all across the front of the bag. I did this because if you are like me and have one of those oversized iPhones- I have the 6 plus- it would never fit in the smaller pockets.  This way, there is lots of room for a larger phone.

 I did the inset interior zipper pocket but not the slip pocket - I omitted this on the bag from yesterday as well.

I really love the reinforced bottom of the bag. ...

 I love these little leather rivet-able tags I found at Joann's!

The magnetic snap is handy just to keep things inside.... and a little easier than a zipper.

I also decided to a shorter strap that is not adjustable- for this new bag.

This bag can be found for sale HERE.

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!


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 (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:

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!