Saturday, June 12, 2010

Studio Saturdays with Lorelei Eurto

I apologize for the delay!

Welcome to Studio Saturday! Each week one of our contributors gives you a sneak peek into their studio, creative process or inspirations. We ask a related question of our readers and hope you'll leave comments! As an incentive we offer a free prize each week to bribe you to use that keyboard. The following week we choose a random winner.

This weeks winner is Diana P. Congratulations!
You have won a Route 66 button from the studio of Tari Sasser!
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This week we visit the studio of jewelry designer Lorelei Eurto!

Due to major technical difficulties, the video studio tour that was to be posted, had to be cut out of today's post. I tried most of the day to get it uploaded. Normally I would have used my husbands Macbook to do the video but he forgot to bring the charger home.

I feel like I have a lot going on lately and this weekend, I had my sister and her boyfriend up for the weekend. I finally remembered that I had to do the Studio Saturday post about 2pm.  I have wasted away the day fighting with youtube, blogger,  the camera, you name it.  If I ever get the video to work, I will try to add it to the next studio saturday post that I'll do.

WORKING!! finally!

We were able to sit down and co-design one piece of jewelry. There are a few others in the works but this one actually became a finished piece. Frances pulled out all of the beads, and together we worked on talking about layout, color, size differences in beads, focals and where to put what. Once we agreed on the layout, I put the bracelet together using brass wire, and brass jump rings. It was my idea to add the second strand of chain- I felt like it was a little unfinished with just the beaded strand.  I asked her if she wanted a charm, and she at first said no. This seemed weird to me so I added one of my little pewter owl tags just so it felt more finished.

Here is the piece:

Leave a comment on this post answer the questions:

Do you bead with a buddy? How do you become inspired?
Do you look through books and magazines together? Do you bounce ideas off of each

And next week, a random winner will be picked to win the grab bag of beads!

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