vickiorion

Orion Designs - Handmade Jewelry by Vicki Potter

Alaska, United States · 2143 Sales

vickiorion

Orion Designs - Handmade Jewelry by Vicki Potter

Alaska, United States 2143 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(816)

Announcement   All items in my shop are ready to ship and will ship USPS Priority to US locations. (estimated arrival time is 2 - 3 days). Orders outside of the US will ship International First Class. Delivery times will vary by location.

Jewelry -- my life revolves around the beauty and sparkle of gemstones and the luster of freshwater pearls. I work in my home studio, which is nestled in the woods.

Read more about me and my business in this Etsy Blog feature: http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2012/quit-your-day-job-vicki-orion/

My other etsy shop, where I sell vintage jewelry, rubber stamps and beads & findings: https://www.etsy.com/shop/APeacefulLife

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 7, 2016

All items in my shop are ready to ship and will ship USPS Priority to US locations. (estimated arrival time is 2 - 3 days). Orders outside of the US will ship International First Class. Delivery times will vary by location.

Jewelry -- my life revolves around the beauty and sparkle of gemstones and the luster of freshwater pearls. I work in my home studio, which is nestled in the woods.

Read more about me and my business in this Etsy Blog feature: http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2012/quit-your-day-job-vicki-orion/

My other etsy shop, where I sell vintage jewelry, rubber stamps and beads & findings: https://www.etsy.com/shop/APeacefulLife

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(816)
Esra Balaban

Esra Balaban on Sep 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

They are my first chrome diopside jewelry. Before I always hesitate to buy this stone. I thought they look like glass. But now I see the difference. Really beautiful.

Esra Balaban

Esra Balaban on Sep 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My two favorite stone together. Iolite is so smooth but still you can see natural marks. This is why I loved that stone so much. And tanzanites, just beautiful colors!

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Updates

Perfect for September birthdays, this sapphire necklace is long & drapes beautifully. And I love the textured chain that finishes it!
Loving these cushion cut pink amethyst briolettes. This is the first pair of earrings I've made with them.
Brand new sapphire earrings -- perfect September birthstone earrings.
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About

Beautiful . Hand Crafted . High Quality . Wearable

Orion Designs was created in 1997, when I was new to Alaska and anxious to earn my living in a creative way. I had taken a basic bead stringing class before moving here and loved the journey it helped me begin.

After many classes and lots of experimentation on my own, my style has evolved. And I expect it to continue to evolve. The jewelry I create brings joy to those who wear it. I use high quality materials, yet offer a product line that is as affordable as it is wearable.

So many of my customers have been on this journey with me and continue to purchase jewelry for themselves and as gifts for others. It is important for me to offer my customers new items frequently. I want them to feel good about how they look and feel. Jewelry from Orion Designs is a big step in that direction.

I live in a cozy little house nestled in the woods, with my jewelry studio contained within. My husband Rick is also a jewelry designer. Our Giant Schnauzer, Jet rounds out the family.

I feel so fortunate to be able to make a living doing such fun stuff every single day.

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  • Vicki Potter

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I was born and raised in New York in a close and loving family. I studied engineering in college and worked for IBM for 10 years. After an early buy-out, I lived aboard a 43' sailboat for 7 years, cruising the tropics and soaking up the sun.

  • Rick Potter

    Creator

    Rick is an accomplished metalsmith. He creates earrings, pendants and bracelets which are offered for sale in the shop on occasion.

Local

Find vickiorion at the following upcoming markets!

  • Bad Girls of the North

    Millennium Alaskan Hotel Anchorage, 4800 Spenard Rd

    Anchorage, AK

    Nov 4–5

    A popular craft & fine art show and sale featuring local Alaskan artisans. Held at The Lakefront Anchorage.

  • Crafts Weekend at the Anchorage Museum

    Anchorage Museum, 625 C St

    Anchorage, AK

    Nov 25–27

    Buy local, save money and beat the holiday rush at Anchorage's premier juried crafts event. Nearly 50 Alaska artists offer a wide array of jewelry, pottery, wearable art, glass, woodwork and more. Live music and artist demonstrations add to the festive atmosphere. A portion of each sale helps support the Anchorage Museum.

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