Handmade Holiday Gifts at the Artist Boutique

made Holiday Gifts at the Artist Boutique by Betty Potler | Nov 1, 2016 | Design | 0 comments Looking for handmade holiday gifts? The frenzy of holiday happiness is upon us again.  We are making those lists and checking them twice.  What can we do to spruce up our gift giving and avoid the same stores or the simple internet choices that ensnare you with bonus…

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Jewelry Design and Jewelry Making Sparkle

I was in a Bead and Sip Shop and was looking around for jewelry design and jewelry making sparkle.  How do I add sparkle to my new jewelry design and jewelry making?  Immediately, I think crystal, but that has been done.  What other elements could I include in my jewelry design and jewelry making to add sparkle without overindulging? What…

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Jewelry Making and Design, A Collaborative Adventure

Sharing Ideas Leads To New Jewelry Ideas Jewelry making and design, a collaborative adventure? Who ever said sharing ideas leads to more ideas was so right. As jewelry making and design has become and adventure and my passion I realize I am not alone. There are so many influences that relate to this passion.   I recently encountered someone who…

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Jewelry Making and Design…Wearable Art

Jewelry Making and Design…wearable art leads to New Avenues or just a new name?  While out shopping I found a store where one entire showcase was filled with “Wearable Art Jewelry”.  My attention was immediately focused.  I thought jewelry making and design… wearable art were one and the same. HMMMM. Later when I was at home I looked on line for a definition…Wearable…

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How To Make Jewelry With Wire And Beads

We are here to show you how to make jewelry with wire and beads in the most artistic form. Excited? We are too! We create jewelry 24/7, and still having fun! Get ready to go with us on an amazing journey where you use your hands, your soul, and heart, to create perhaps your once-in-a-lifetime masterpiece! What inspires us as we…

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Fourteen Jewelry Hacks Every Woman Should Know

Jewelry hacks, so what’s new? I needed to know the definition of “hacks” (a strategy or technique adopted in order to manage one’s time and daily activities in a more efficient way) and then it all fell into place. As I explored this topic I discovered so many old jewelry hacks that are still in use today.  Many were new…

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Step-by-Step Jewelry Making Idea: From Vision To Masterpiece

zaney pink, a wire sculpture, part of the Zaney Chics series, created from a jewelry making ideaWhoever said jewelry making design ideas come from mistakes and unbelievable places hit the nail on the head.  Step-by-Step Jewelry Making Idea – From Vision To Masterpiece” says it all!   Our Zaney Chics™ happened as an extension of our wire figurines which grew smaller and…

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Jewelry Journey to Italy – Join Well-Renown Jewelry Designer and Artist Betty Potler

Jewelry Journey to Italy – Join Well-Renown Jewelry Designer and Artist Betty Potler

Join world-renown jewelry designer and artist Betty Potler on her journey she dreamed of for many years, traveling on a cruise to Murano, Italy, to buy the most unique and outstanding glass beads to integrate them in her exclusive jewelry kits and one-of-a-kind jewelry master pieces. Enjoy! Photo by Riccardo Chiarini on Unsplash artfullyyourcreationsTea time with entertainment on the ship. #travel #tea artfullyyourcreationsMarzipan…

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Cars and Fashion: Understand Fashion Trends (and the Relationship They Have)

Do cars and fashion have a relationship?  As a jewelry artisan, I never thought about that when creating wire jewelry before so I was hot on the trail.  Talk about interesting!  My research opened my eyes and I am amazed. Photo by Brandon Brown on Unsplash How Cars Influence Fashion Trends Fashion influences car design, and vice versa. It’s a symbiotic relationship. Check out https://www.autoinfluence.com/fashion-influences-car-design.  An automobile, like clothing, protects, decorates and…

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Designing Artisan Jewelry: What is My Inspiration?

Designing Artisan Jewelry: What is My Inspiration?

When I am designing and creating artisan jewelry, what inspires me? Did you ever wonder where all the creative jewelry design ideas come from? How has jewelry become the industry it is today?  Designing Artisan Jewelry Inspired by Other Creatives Sometimes, I guess creativity comes from the others. There are those days that jewelry design ideas just pour forth and then there…

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Jewelry Design Trends 2020

Jewelry Design Trends 2020 are on the horizon.  So, what does that mean to the jewelry designers and jewelry makers, how do we find them and why are they important.  But Why?  Anyone care to venture a guess because I do not have the answers. As a child I thought 2020 meant colonizing the moon and Mars, wearing glitzy space…

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