While living in California, designer and artisan Betty Potler had the pleasure of being an exhibitor at many art who’s in Southern California and across the United States. Betty’s exhibits have a sophisticated and classic appeal and have always garnered compliments from clients.
Artisan, Betty Potler, defines her mission as creating handmade exclusive wire and bead jewelry pieces for the jewelry lover who is looking for the Unique Jewelry Experience. Artfully Your Creation’s handmade Artisan jewelry is a culmination of unique textiles, wire creations (necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pendants), and beading. Not only jewelry comes to mind for Betty, she has honed her skill and has branched out into new areas … wire art, fused glass and more. Each design is a one of-a-kind work of art. All of the designs flow as patterns to create a collection of one-of-a-kind handcrafted artisan masterpieces. This artist has worked to keep her pulse on fashion and home decor to bring an “au “courant” feel to all handmade creations.
Awarded “The Best of American Jewelry Artists”
Betty was awarded the opportunity to display several of her designs in “The Best of American Jewelry Artists” alongside some of the most prestigious jewelry artisans in the world. In addition she has been seen in magazines such as Bella, Her Life, and Gladys.
Jane has always had an appreciation for all things hand crafted and unique, and
fashion has been her life long love. She's designed couture and unique garments using antique laces, embroidery, and vintage beads, which she sold to small, artsy boutiques.
She also created bespoke garments and wedding dresses for her private clients, utilizing their family heirlooms and fabrics purchased on their world travels.
This passion for assemblage and re-purposing has carried through to Jane's jewelry designs. She loves to lay out all of the beads by colors, textures, and sizes, then mix and layer together. She uses many vintage elements that have been in her treasure chest for years. She starts beading from her center focal point & sees where the journey takes her.
Jane makes a very limited edition of her designs and many are one of a kind so that you will have a creation unique unto yourself. She also works with private clients to create a custom design just for them, oftentimes utilizing some of their family jewelry, reworking and modernizing a treasured piece for this modern age.
Laura Kay’s jewelry incorporates sterling silver, pure silver and jeweler’s gold into pendants, earrings, bracelets, rings and necklaces. This often features gemstones, fused glass, lamp work beads and other materials. Her special areas of jewelry creating are wire wrapping and silver clay. Making customized jewelry is one of her favorite creative projects.
Laura Kay has attended the William Holland Lapidary School of the Arts classes for eight years. She has taken several classes at the St. Lucie Rock and Gem Club, as well as participated in several national workshops and conventions. Laura Kay is a member of the St. Lucie Rock and Gem Club, the Martin Artisans Guild, and the Arts Council of Martin County (all local organizations promoting the creation of art). She is also a member of the Alliance for Metal Clay Arts Worldwide (AMCAW), The Florida Goldsmith Society, and the Southeastern Federation of Mineralogical Society.
Alexis Dawn Geller, a South Florida native, is the founder and lead designer for her recently launched jewelry line ROXHOUSE. Having come from a creative family, her grandfather invented the Roledex, she was predisposed with an innate urgency to “create”. Raised in Fort Lauderdale, she was a fixture on the scene at her parents’ interior design company that focused on luxury window treatments. Her mother studied design at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and is also a big influence when it comes to ROXHOUSE.
Geller always had a lust for fashion, having been designing her own clothing and crafts starting from a very early age. About a decade ago she began to teach herself how to make jewelry not only to express her individuality, but because she was unable to find a style that was feminine but funky. She was searching for classic pieces that had an edge. Taking matters into her own hands, she purchased “how-to” books and tools, watched YouTube videos and sought advice from successful jewelry designers she crossed paths with. As time went on and she became advanced and started to perfect her skill set her collection of one-of-a-kind pieces started to grow and friends, family, colleagues began to notice giving her positive feedback and requesting custom pieces of their own.
Feeling a strong connection with the energy and vibe of natural gemstones, it felt organic to include them in most of her statement pieces. “The earthy vibes I pick up from the different stones I use in my jewelry make me feel connected to each piece I create, they are also a perfect contrast to the cold, hard gold, silver and bronze metals I use,” says Geller.
What initially began as an outlet to relieve stress from her day-time job, Geller is a Licensed Clinical Social worker who spent ten years helping others cope with the worst times in their lives, making jewelry seemed to relax her after a long day. “After an extremely mentally exhausting day, I would come home and throw myself into a creative space not even noticing the hours that were passing by. It became the time my mind is the clearest and most peaceful,” says Geller. Alexis has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Masters in Social Work.
Alexis’s biggest inspiration when developing the concept for ROXHOUSE is drawn mainly from nature in its true natural beauty. All ROXHOUSE pieces that feature gemstones are natural and sourced by Geller herself, all over the world from exotic places such as Hong Kong, Brazil, Egypt and Japan. ROXHOUSE defines the perfect balance of masculine and feminine elements in each piece while keeping her designs classy and edgy at the same time. She sells large gemstones from all over the world. The collections consist of necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets and watches for men and women.