December 21, 2016

LEXI BUTLER DESIGNS JEWELRY DISPLAY AT THE GBK'S 2017 GOLDEN GLOBE CELEBRITY GIFT LOUNGE

LEXI BUTLER DESIGNS JEWELRY DISPLAY AT THE GBK'S 2017 GOLDEN GLOBE CELEBRITY GIFT LOUNGE -
“GBK’s 2017 Golden Globes Celebrity Gift Lounge in association with The Artisan Group” or “GBK’s Celebrity Gift Lounge honoring the Golden Globes Awards Nominees and Presenters”.
This event is a pre-show gifting suite event honoring the nominees and presenters, taking place the Friday and Saturday before the telecast.
Lexi Butler Designs www.lexibutlerdesigns.com with their unique copper and silver wire wrapped and beaded necklace collection displayed here is one of the Companies represented in association with The Artisan Group at The “GBK’s 2017 Golden Globes Celebrity Gift Lounge
ABOUT THE ARTISAN GROUP
The Artisan Group® (http://www.theartisangroup.org) is a premier entertainment marketing group dedicated to representing small business artisans at the best celebrity gift lounges and press events. The organization provides a collective sampling of handcrafted products to celebrities and members of the press at top luxury gift lounges such as those leading up to The Golden Globes and other celebrity events





December 04, 2016

Lexi Butler Designs Feature on Advice Sisters





December 03, 2016

SILVER PEACHES AND CREAM CRYSTAL PEARL BAR NECKLACE

SILVER PEACHES AND CREAM CRYSTAL PEARL BAR NECKLACE
Lexi Butler Designs
From  just $ 35.00
Ship US $5.00 First Class/Ins in Silver Box ready for gifting
So gorgeous is this sparkly vibrant hand crafted artisan made sterling silver crystal pearl bar necklace for a bride, bridesmaids, matron of honor or maid of honor. Wear it on a date nite or just for fun. The affordable price allows it to be worn on any occasions.
Its made with craftswoman expertise and eye for design.
The focal piece of the necklace is made out of a sturdy wire wrapped sterling silver bar that carries four swarovski crystal bicones in peach color and one cream rose colored swarovski crystal pearl.
The 6mm crystals and the 8mm pearl are between 6mm rhodium plated swarovski crystal rondelle spacer.
A flat sparkly sterling silver cable chain is connected to the crystal bar and closes with a medium size sterling silver lobster clasp.

AS SEEN ON INFLUENTIAL YOUTUBE FLOGGER


These handmade artisan jewelry products of Lexi Butler Designs which are displayed here are designed by no other artisan then Lexi Butler herself. All of the items have been gifted in association with THE ARTISAN GROUP to Influential Fashion Review Youtube Vloggers (Video Bloggers) which have a following with up to 103.525 and more Youtube subscribers. Among these famous infuential vloggers are  MrslolalynnJenny WinshipBronzeGoddess01Kendall AlfredBeYouBeautiFULLfabfashionreviewsKyla Rebecca
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November 26, 2016

LEXI BUTLER DESIGNS BLACK FRIDAY TO CYBER MONDAY DEAL


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September 16, 2016

Lexi Butler Designs Gift To The Celebrities By The Artisan Group

Lexi Butler Designs Gift To The Celebrities By The Artisan Group

Lexi Butler Designs Gift To The Celebrities By The Artisan Group

Lexi Butler Designs Gift To The Celebrities By The Artisan Group

Lexi Butler Designs Gift To The Celebrities By The Artisan Group

Lexi Butler Designs Gift To The Celebrities By The Artisan Group

Lexi Butler Designs Is Gifting The Celebrities

Today is the BIG DAY!!!
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CELEBRITY GIFT: Lexi Butler Designs is gifting their Adjustable Copper Wire Wrap Ring to attending celebrities at GBK's upcoming gifting suite honoring the Primetime Emmys, to be held at an exclusive location in Beverly Hills on September 16-17, 2016.
You can get yours here! ➡️ http://bit.ly/2c1tWcw
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September 12, 2016

LEXI BUTLER DESIGNS - GO PINK - BREAST CANCER AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

OCTOBER 1 ST LEXI BUTLER DESIGNS IS LAUNCHING THE "GO PINK CAMPAIGN" FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS.
As you may know our jewelry is all hand crafted and unique, just like each woman's story. Charitable contributions are made to organizations all year round. Here at Lexi Butler Designs we want to honor one true survivor.
We are looking for that one woman who beat odds and inspired others. The one who's head remains held high through the diagnosis, treatment, and the recovery. She is a survivor. We would like to donate 10% of all sales from the Go Pink Campaign to one women who is battling breast cancer at this moment.
Our SuperHero will be asked to share her story. This can include what she is going through treatment wise but more importantly her feelings. The most inspiring of people are the ones who take this horrible experience and spin it into a strong beacon of hope. This light shines so bright to illuminate the path for others to follow.
Lexi Butler Designs has a variety of awareness products available, such as this amazing Rose Quartz Crystal Stretch Bracelet, for purchase. Did you know Rose Quartz carries a soft feminine energy of compassion and peace, tenderness and healing, nourishment and comfort.
The story of our superhero will be shared not only on our website but also our other forms of social media as well. People all over the world will share in your experiences.
If this amazing woman is you, or someone you know, please send your /their story to Lexi Butler at admin@lexibutlerdesigns.com. We are requesting that this essay is at least 5 paragraphs long.
The winner will be asked to provide a paypal address for us to deposit 10% from every sale the Go Pink Campaign.
We are looking forward to hear from you!
Visit www.lexibutlerdesigns.com


LEXI BUTLER DESIGNS - GO PINK - BREAST CANCER AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

OCTOBER 1 ST LEXI BUTLER DESIGNS IS LAUNCHING THE "GO PINK CAMPAIGN" FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS.
As you may know our jewelry is all hand crafted and unique, just like each woman's story. Charitable contributions are made to organizations all year round. Here at Lexi Butler Designs we want to honor one true survivor.
We are looking for that one woman who beat odds and inspired others. The one who's head remains held high through the diagnosis, treatment, and the recovery. She is a survivor. We would like to donate 10% of all sales from the Go Pink Campaign to one women who is battling breast cancer at this moment.
Our SuperHero will be asked to share her story. This can include what she is going through treatment wise but more importantly her feelings. The most inspiring of people are the ones who take this horrible experience and spin it into a strong beacon of hope. This light shines so bright to illuminate the path for others to follow.
Lexi Butler Designs has a variety of awareness products available, such as this amazing Rose Quartz Crystal Stretch Bracelet, for purchase. Did you know Rose Quartz carries a soft feminine energy of compassion and peace, tenderness and healing, nourishment and comfort.
The story of our superhero will be shared not only on our website but also our other forms of social media as well. People all over the world will share in your experiences.
If this amazing woman is you, or someone you know, please send your /their story to Lexi Butler at admin@lexibutlerdesigns.com. We are requesting that this essay is at least 5 paragraphs long.
The winner will be asked to provide a paypal address for us to deposit 10% from every sale the Go Pink Campaign.
We are looking forward to hear from you!
Visit www.lexibutlerdesigns.com


September 11, 2016

Lexi Butler Designs to Celebrate the Simple Beauty of Copper at GBK’s 2016 Primetime Emmys Celebrity Gift Lounge

Lexi Butler Designs, in association with The Artisan Group®, will introduce its Swarovski Crystal and Copper Rings, Men’s Leather and Copper Wrap Bracelets and signature Copper Wire Rings to celebrities and members of the press at GBK's 2016 Primetime Emmys Celebrity Gift Lounge, taking place September 16-17, 2016 in Los Angles, California.

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Lexi Butler Designs (http://www.LexiButlerDesigns.com), in association with The Artisan Group®, will showcase on display its eye-catching Swarovski Crystal and Copper Adjustable Rings and on-trend Men’s Infinity Leather and Copper Wrap Bracelets at GBK's 2016 Primetime Emmys Celebrity Gift Lounge. The by-invitation-only event takes place September 16-17, 2016 at an exclusive location in Los Angeles, California.
Designer/founder Lexi Butler will also be gifting 100 of her signature Copper Wire Rings, which will be included in The Artisan Group’s sought after celebrity gift bags. Lexi individually handcrafted each ring using heavy gauge copper wire. The rings are simple yet beautiful, making them versatile for many occasions. They are also adjustable one size up. Recipients will find their rings in an elegant silver ring box, nestled inside a ribbon-tied muslin bag.
Lexi’s display piece includes three adjustable Copper Beaded Bezel Swarovski Crystal Rings, one each in Amethyst, Aquamarine and Chrysolite, and two adjustable Swarovski Crystal Rings in Crystal AB and Volcano. The Double Infinity Men's Leather Wrap Bracelet and Hammered Infinity Bracelet reveal how with skill and inspiration the pairing of timeless materials like leather and copper can result in a distinctive and classic lifetime piece of jewelry.
Both gifted and display pieces are available to purchase online at LexiButlerDesigns.com and Amazon Handmade.
Lexi was born and raised in Germany as part of a jewelry-making family. In 1996 she immigrated with her Iowa-born husband to Montana. In 2007 she obtained her U.S. citizenship and in 2008 built her first website. In 2014 she launched LexiButlerDesigns.com on Shopify and now has five national and one international sales representatives who purchase and sell her work.
“I describe my jewelry as uniquely Lexi Butler,” says the designer. “I have a lifelong love of tools and metal. When I was four years old, I was the proud owner of my first coping saw; which I utilized to saw Disney figures out of wood. I painted these with watercolor and proudly hung them up in my room. My love of tools and metals continued to grow as I watched my father work and design jewelry, modeling in wax. There was really no question in my mind that I would work as his apprentice someday.”
By the time she was 20, Lexi had received her journeyman’s degree in goldsmithing and jewelry design, having completed a 3 ½ years apprenticeship in her father’s company. Lexi Butler worked side by side with her father for 10 more years. Since then, she has combined foundation skills in metal work with self-taught techniques like bead weaving and wire wrapping to create original designs that stand the test of time.
Lexi says the all-time customer favorite is her shank button rings. “People just love the sparkle and simplicity yet uniqueness of these rings. They’re also very affordable.” Customers also look forward to her seasonal lines; the company recently launched its Autumn 2016 Collection, which includes rings, bangles and pendants in gorgeous fall hues.
Lexi’s pieces keep a down-to-earth secret in that many are inspired by the wire and cable her electrician husband brings home as salvage. “Whenever he brings the goodies, I feel like a pirate mining her loot,” laughs Lexi. “While I’m stripping the wire, I imagine what I am going to do with these new treasures. My Infinity Bracelets are a result of this process.”
Lexi finds herself inspired by nature walks and hikes up in the mountains. She lets the ideas develop in her head and then sits down to create what she sees in her mind.
Lexi Butler Designs is available online at LexiButlerDesigns.com and earthoilsandcopper.com, and on several handcrafted marketplaces, including Amazon Handmade and Etsy.
To learn more about Lexi Butler Designs, contact Lexi Butler by email using the Contact button at the top right of this press release. Become a fan on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.
For more information about The Artisan Group, visit theartisangroup.org.
Neither Lexi Butler Designs nor The Artisan Group is in any way associated with The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, MTV, or The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
ABOUT LEXI BUTLER DESIGNS
Lexi Butler Designs (http://www.LexiButlerDesigns.com) offers a unique and personal blend of jewelry, accessories, awareness jewelry and gifts designed and created by artisan Lexi Butler. At Lexi Butler Designs, it's easy to choose from the best affordable handcrafted jewelry according to your individual budget.
Lexi is a proud member of by-invitation-only The Artisan Group®.
ABOUT THE ARTISAN GROUP
The Artisan Group® (http://www.theartisangroup.org) is a premier entertainment marketing group dedicated to representing small business artisans at the best celebrity gift lounges and press events. The organization provides a collective sampling of handcrafted products to celebrities and members of the press at top luxury gift lounges such as those leading up to The Academy Awards, The Golden Globes, The MTV Movie Awards and The Primetime Emmys.
The Artisan Group also coordinates product placement of its member's handcrafted products on such hit television shows as The Voice, The Vampire Diaries, Days of Our Lives, The Young & The Restless, Modern Family, Jane The Virgin and Law & Order: SVU, among others. Membership in The Artisan Group is juried and by invitation only.

For more info or if you would like any of these items please visit 
https://www.lexibutlerdesigns.com/blogs/news/display-at-the-gbks-2016-prime-time-celebrity-gift-lounge






February 13, 2016

Costume Jewelry verses Artisan Made Jewelry

Costume Jewelry verses Artisan Made Jewelry

What is Costume Jewelry?

Jewelry made with inexpensive materials or imitation gems.

This type of jewelry usually starts with a base metal such as tin. The metal is treated to resemble a more expensive metal such as gold, silver, or platinum. Traditionally, fake stones made from glass or paste were used; however, some costume jewelry uses real gemstones that are less expensive versions of their precious counterparts. Usually, the “stones” used are large and involve flashy cuts.


Costume jewelry is jewelry made from inexpensive metals and imitations of precious stones. It tends to be flashy and sometimes over the top with gaudiness, although subdued costume jewelery that is designed to imitate more upscale jewelry is also available. This type of jewelry is popular among fashion and set designers, as well as people who want to have a little bit of fun with their accessorizing. It can be found in vintage stores as well as retail stores specializing in accessories.


Originally used as props, costume jewelry originated on stage sets. Jewelry for the stage was designed to be larger than life so that it would be visible to the audience, and it was a cheap way to make the set for a stage production more rich and lively. Some actors became attached to these gaudy additions to their costumes, and started wearing it off the stage as well. For someone of lower income, it can be a way to dress up without spending too much money.


This type of jewelry usually starts with a base metal such as tin. The metal is treated to resemble a more expensive metal such as gold, silver, or platinum. Traditionally, fake stones made from glass or paste were used; however, some costume jewelry uses real gemstones that are less expensive versions of their precious counterparts. Usually, the “stones” used are large and involve flashy cuts.


Costume jewelry is made in all sorts of styles from Victorian inspired brooches to imitation pearl necklaces. Rings, bracelets, earrings, and other jewelry accessories all come in costume as well as regular form.


How is Custome jewelry made?

The fabrication process for nearly all metal-based costume jewelry falls into one of three broad categories: cast, die stamp and manipulated construction. Let’s explore one of these methods that were, and still are, used to create costume jewelry.


CASTING: Lost WAX AND SPIN CASTING METHODS

As a goldsmith with journeyman's degree sinc 1086 I am well schooled in the wax model process as well as casting in creating 18 ct gold components.

 So let me give you a little insight in this preocess.


First, a designer or artist creates a model (master pattern) from wax, clay, wood, plastic, metal or other material. Wax is typically used for costume jewelry models, as it can capture tiny details and nuances of shape. The model is impressed into a two-part master mold (die) that is made from plaster or rubber. 

 The mold is then hardened to capture the inverse design. Working models (wax patterns) are made by pouring liquid wax into the master mold, and allowing the wax to harden. The two-part mold is then opened to remove the wax model.

If a single piece is being manufactured, a pouring channel (sprue) template is attached to the working model. If the piece is small, or is a component rather than a single piece of jewelry, multiple models may be assembled on a wax runner also called tree, because of it's resemblance. The final mold (investment) is made by placing the wax pattern or runner into a container (flask) and pouring in a liquid material (usually plaster or ceramic powder mixed with water).
The mold is allowed to dry completely, then is turned upside down and placed in a heating unit to melt out the wax. This is done very quickly to avoid cracking or breaking the mold, allowing some of the wax to liquefy and drain as the remaining wax continues to expand. Using high heat, the mold is burned out to remove any residual wax and moisture. The mold is then firmly secured in a frame or other structure with the opening facing upwards. The metal to be used for the casting has already been measured, heated and liquefied, and is poured into the mold. The mold may be placed in a centrifuge or vacuum machine to assure that the metal completely fills all crevices. If white (pot) metal is being cast, it will harden quickly on its own as it cools, and the mold is broken by hand to release the cast piece. If the metal being cast is silver, the mold is quenched in water. This cools and sets the piece, and shatters the mold.

MATERIALS FOUND IN COSTUME JEWELRY


White metal looking like precious mental  is a mix of different metals that always includes tin and lead with other metals such as bismuth, antimony, cadmium (not to be confused with precious white metals such as platinum, rhodium, white gold, etc.). It was the basic vintage costume jewelry casting material, and each manufacturer had their own alloy or alloys to be used for casting, with the recipe being a well-guarded trade secret. So be aware, when you buy "VINTAGE CUSTOME JEWELRY" 





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When the Label Says ARTISAN, What Does That Mean?

Artisan is Not a Label

The authentic meaning and application of artisan leads to a simpler time when people took pride in their craft: It’s about special and unique. 


Today, the draw for real artisan products is born out of a movement deriding overly processed, mass-produced jewelry linked to big corporations. Manufacturers, attempting to ride the wave of this movement by stamping artisan on their products, are hoping it will suggest that what’s inside is higher quality—even premium.

DO NOT BE FOOLED

Artisan Made Means - CRAFTED BY HANDS- NOT BY MACHINES


Artisan is not a label.  Marketers are attempting to use artisan to suggest value-oriented, premium in a down market economy. Just as natural became organic and moved beyond to local (due to its link to nature). Artisan has become a Trend


WHAT DOES ARTISAN MADE JEWELRY MEANS?

Artisan jewelry is custom made by a highly skilled craftsman. It is sold on the Internet, in local markets and jewelry stores around the world. This jewelry is made from many different types of materials, and some pieces are made from a combination of materials. These materials are often the best and highest quality in the world.

 Artisans often work with metals and gemstones that are native to a certain area. The native materials change from region to region. In some countries a prospective buyer will find beaded jewelry, and it others jewelry pieces that are made from gemstones and fine metals.


An individual who crafts this type of jewelry is an artist, but is often referred to as an artisan. According to the dictionary an artisan is a person who is skilled in an applied art, and is also called a craftsperson. The word artisan originates from the Italian word artigiano, which means a person who is trained in arts and crafts.  All jewelry artisan crafted items are functional, decorative or both amd of high quality.


Artisan jewelry is known to have existed as far back as 7000 BCE. These first handcrafted ornaments, necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings were made of gold and copper. They were often sculpted to depict human and animal forms. Today handmade jewelry is made of metals, gemstones, beads and many other materials. Every piece of handmade jewelry looks and feels unique.

As a result of this uniqueness, custom handmade jewelry pieces can have a high price and a high monetary value. The inflated price not only reflects the individuality of each piece, but it also shows the high quality of the materials that are used to make each item. The best materials combined with the distinctive look of artisan jewelry pieces have even landed some items in museum exhibits around the world.


Artisan jewelry is not just unique, it is durable and strong. It is ideal to wear for any occasion. While each piece of artisan jewelry is a one-of-a kind piece, it is not personalized unless it is made to order. Some jewelry designers will craft a piece of custom jewelry for a special order. Special orders allow anyone to personally choose a gift for any type of person. A gift of artisan jewelry is unique, high quality and beautiful, and anyone is sure to enjoy it.


One can argue that a per­son who makes things from wire and sheet metal is also using mate­ri­als that are pre-formed since the artist did not make the wire or sheet metal from ore, so in a sense the word “hand­made” applies equally to both kinds of prod­ucts.  But I would argue that there is in fact a world of dif­fer­ence between string­ing beads–to take one example—and forg­ing a metal bracelet from sheet, because the skill sets are vastly different.

A bead stringer may pro­duce an orig­i­nal prod­uct, in the sense that the pre­cise com­bi­na­tion of beads in the design has never been seen before (not hard to accept due to the enor­mous vari­ety of beads avail­able.)  But the method, the string­ing itself, relies on a sim­ple set of oper­a­tions: putting a wire or cord through a hole in a bead and attach­ing a pur­chased find­ing (such as a clasp or pin) to fin­ish the piece.  In many cases, a piece of jew­elry pro­duced this way car­ries the label “handmade.”


By con­trast, an arti­san who forges a piece of flat metal into a sculp­tural shape must have a more com­plete knowl­edge base, such as  how metal moves when stretched or com­pacted and how dif­fer­ent metal alloys behave when heated or hammered—and must have mas­tered the tech­niques for con­trol­ling the shape of the form.  The more knowl­edge the arti­san has, the more advanced the result­ing form can be, and the process of learn­ing can be end­less.  This is why it seems ludi­crous to me to apply the word “hand­made” to both prod­ucts equally.


When eval­u­at­ing a piece of jew­elry , con­sider the skills and knowl­edge that go into its mak­ing.  Some­times it’s not easy to see, but if you look care­fully you can usu­ally detect dif­fer­ences.

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