featured designer | Lorelei Eurto
Company Name: Lorelei Eurto Jewelry
City & State: New Hartford, NY
Q: Do you have a method or source you look to use for inspiring your designs?
A: I typically look at the art beads I enjoy using for
inspiration for my designs. I love supporting artisans by using their handmade
components and beads and many times, this is all the inspiration I need. I also
love looking through popular catalogs such as Anthropogie and Sundance for
color, and trends inspiration.
Q: How often do you work on your jewelry designs?
A: I tend to work in the studio 4-5 nights a week, creating new
designs. I work a full time job at a local art museum, and normally have free
time in the evenings. My husband and I don’t have kids yet, and we don’t have a
lot of family in the area so we each have some free time for our own hobbies.
Q: How would you describe your design style or technique?
A: A better question would be what style or technique Don’t I
use in my designs! I love trying everything! Lately I have been enjoying
hand-knotted and macrame techniques using waxed linen cording, but tomorrow I
may work on wire wrapped designs. My style tends to be free- form, spontaneous
and whimsical. I love the spontaneity of mixing materials, the more the
Q: Do you work in any other mediums beside jewelry design?
A: I’ve been dabbling in some drawing and collage in an art
journal that I am swapping in the mail with my sister. It’s been fun coming up
with new creative adventures when it’s my turn. But most of my time is spent
Q: What is your favorite stone to work with and why?
A: I have always had a weakness for Prehnite. I love the soft
green color and am intrigued by the meaning behind it that it helps strengthen
intuition and recognize truths.
Q: What is your favorite shape/ size to work with and why?
A: I can work with any size stone,
but tend to grab for the smaller stones when using semi-precious gems to keep
the costs down on my finished pieces. I also like to keep the weight down so
the finished design is wearable and comfortable. Sometimes larger stones can be
Q: If you could pick one person living or not to wear your jewelry who would it be and why?
A: I would have to say actress, Drew Barrymore. She is a free
spirit who could pull off nature- inspired, and whimsical jewelry like mine. It
would be such an honor to even just see her wearing a piece I created.
As a self taught jewelry designer, Lorelei Eurto is always trying new techniques and tricks to make unique jewelry. Working full time in an art museum, Lorelei is never more than a foot away from beautiful artwork to inspire her designs.
Read her daily blog at http://Lorelei1141.blogspot.com to see her latest designs, or shop her etsy store www.LoreleiEurtoJewelry.etsy.com or website www.loreleieurtojewelry.com.