Sunday, May 31, 2015

Almost FREE Tutorial

Almost FREE Tutorial  at my Etsy Shop. $1.00

This piece is a Preciosa-Czech award winner, July 2014. (Since July 16-2015, it has gotten a new address in Pennsylvania).
The tutorial was published by Bead and Button Extra in April/2015.
My original version is more detailed and I will be very proud if you decide to have it to make your own piece.
There are three different techniques in this project that will take a while, but it is worth it.
I needed to enter a price on Etsy, but if you send me a message with your email, I will send this file for free.

I create my own patterns and tutorials.
I am a full time artisan that enjoys to spend weeks or months, if necessary, in one project until it matches my strict standard. 
- You are welcome to sell items you made from my classes and/or my tutorials, you have purchased, as long it is not mass production.
- If you publish (Internet , flyer, etc.) please, give the credit for Fatima Mensen-Potter, or insert the link .
- Thank you for respecting the copyright by not sharing or making copies of this work.

Saturday, May 23, 2015


My debut at Bead Society teaching this set by Debbie Roberti. July 6, 2015. 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Ripple Effect - Preciosa

"My Czech Beads May Contest" , 

I wasn't sure if I would participate of "My Czech Beads May Contest" until I decided to google for wedding dresses around the world.
I spent a couple hours first fascinated, then inspired to create something that could fit one of those beautiful brides. I chose one from India to be my "muse".
She had this gorgeous dress in hot colors - red mainly and the richness of her gold jewelry definitely inspired me to create my Ripple Effect necklace that is my small contribution to May contest.
Material: Czech Ripple beads, Rocaille seed beads sizes 6/0, 10/0, and 11/0.
Pendant made using a Preciosa tutorial.....

Monday, May 4, 2015

Sunshine Lariat

Sunshine Lariat - a variation of my Vibrant Lariat, including a Claspgarten 23k gold plated ring.

My own design and technique. Sold for a nice lady from Pennsylvania July 17, 2015.

Featured on Extra Bead and Button Magazine April/2015, with the name "Lovely Lariat"