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[From Lark Jewelry & Beading: a new, semi-regular feature profiling popular jewelry and beading bloggers with five quick questions.]

Lorelei Eurto

Name: Lorelei Eurto

Place: Upstate New York, USA

Blog: Lorelei’s Blog: Inside the Studio

Lorelei, what do you blog about?

I typically use my blog as a way to show off new jewelry designs that I’ve been working on, new and upcoming bead artisans, jewelry book reviews, travel photos, and giveaways.

I love to show glimpses of what’s going on my personal life, as well.

Who are you?

I’m just a girl with an obsession for beads!

I am a self-taught jewelry designer, and I’ve been creating designs that show off my love of art beads for the past four years.

I work full time at an art museum. I enjoy making jewelry in the evenings and on weekends, which is also when I update my online Etsy shop.

I haven’t met an art bead that I didn’t love. I enjoy shopping on Etsy for handmade items, including beads.

Necklace by Lorelei Eurto

Why do you blog?

Blogging is a great way to keep a journal, and fortunately I am lucky enough to have people who like to read it!

I think as a jewelry designer it’s nice to keep communication open with my followers and customers. I enjoy the interaction between us. It helps me to get to know them, and my blog lets readers peek inside at who I am as a person.

Who and what inspire you?

I’m inspired every day by something new. Nature themes crop up into my designs regularly.

I love finding inspiration online, as well. I am notorious for scouring the web, be it Etsy or online shopping catalogs like Sundance, to get inspiration for color and bead combinations.

There are a handful of fabulous jewelry designers who inspire me, such as Heather Wynn Millican, Andrew Thornton, Heather Trudeau, Nancy Schindler, and Jillian Lukiwski, along with many others!

Lorelei Eurto's Love Letter Necklace is featured in the Fall 2010 issue of Stringing magazine

What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?

I hope that my family will be started by then. I hope I’ll have at least one child. And then I will continue to make jewelry, but probably not at the caliber that I create it now!

*Visit Lorelei’s Blog and also these other sites from Lorelei Eurto:

Website: www.loreleieurto.com

Etsy shop: www.lorelei1141.etsy.com

 
 
 
 

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