Thursday, September 10, 2015

Emmys!! Getting ready, getting psyched!

Kuri Yasuno Designs to Participate in Luxury Pre-Event Celebrity Gift Lounge in Honor of the 2015 Primetime Emmy Nominees and Presenters


We are pleased to announce Kuri Yasuno Designs, in association with 
The Artisan Group, will participate in an invitation-only luxury pre-event celebrity gift lounge hosted by GBK Productions on September 18-19, 2015 at an exclusive location in Beverly Hills, California in honor of the Emmy nominees and presenters. 

Our goldstone and pearl earrings will be gifted to select press and media outlets attending the event.

To learn more about Kuri Yasuno Designs and our products, or our participation in this exclusive event, visit

For press inquiries regarding The Artisan Group, please visit or email

Midnight blue Gold Stone and Fresh Water Pearl Earrings


* Neither Kuri Yasuno Designs, nor The Artisan Group are officially affiliated with The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (The Emmys or The Primetime Emmys).

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Kuri Yasuno Designs at Tyler Place

My happy place is a family vacation site in Vermont called The Tyler Place.  

We bring our two boys for a week and they have good old wholesome fun while we parents get to relax, make friends, and eat great food.  No dishes for a week, no laundry for a week, no planning meals.  

Last year, I approached the gift shop to see if they would like to sell my wares. They agreed! yeah! 
Here are photos of my goodies at The Tyler Place gift shop.

And me, beaming with pride :)


Making Rings at Silverworks Studio

Larimar, my new favorite stone. 
I bought two stones to set as rings at my last bead show in December and it took me this long to do it but here is what I created! I made the big one first and loved it, the little one got sold even before I finished making it.  Next year I hope to pick up a few more of these gems!

First, I created plain silver rings out of flat wide wire and hammered them to give it that earthy feel.  Then I worked on the bezels, soldered them onto the rings and then held my breath and hoped for a snug fit!

I also made my favorite little stacking silver rings. 

cutting 14 gauge wire

soldered into rings and out of the tumbler ready to be shaped.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Etsy Love for The Vampire Diaries Bracelet

A lovely maker has put together a collection of pieces worn by the actors and actresses on the hit show The Vampire Series. My triple strand silver bracelet is I. The top row!

If you'd like to get your own, please visi

Bonnie wore this on the holiday special episode. 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Animal Rescue Collaboration with 4 Black Paws

Hi Dog lovers!
I’m working with Sarah at @4blkpaws to help her support the Fallston Animal Rescue Movement, KEG Rescue and Animal’s Best Friend fund.  

In her fall #fourblackpawsrescuebox you will receive one of my hand made lapis necklaces pictured above and other amazing products!

Have you signed up to receive an email for a chance to purchase one early? go over to @4blkpaws and leave a comment on one of her pics or DM her!

Have an awesome day!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Thursday, July 30, 2015

#666giveaway -- I hosted a giveaway

I hosted a giveaway to celebrate 666 Instagram followers! 

IG feed @kuriyasuno

I really want to get to 1000 followers before years end but was stuck in the 600s. 

I decided to make an event out of the number 666

This was my first photo. 
I gave away 6 bracelets. Get it?!

This was my reminder graphic 

And finally a winner!

I'm almost at 700 followers. 300 more to go. I think I need to do some more cross promotion. I'm working on something with another creative maker! Stay tuned :) 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Etsy treasuries Etsy love

Love love love being featured in this gorgeous treasury!! 

It's one of these super happy moments when my phone tells me someone has sent me a convo on etsy saying I'm featured in their treasuries. This week, I was featured in two separate ones!