I was born into a jewelry making family in Germany and by the time I was 4 years old I was proud owner of my first coping saw sawing Disney figures out of wood painting them with water color and proudly hand them up in my room.My love for tools and metal grew and having watched my father work and design jewelry, modeling in wax it all to clear I wanted to be his apprentice.
In 1986 I was the youngest of my school to received the journey man's degree is gold smith/jewelry design with just 20 years old.
I had worked at my dads site for a total 10 years. when I met the love of my life, got married entered mother hood and left my life as a goldsmith/jewelry designer behind.
In 1996 me, my hubby and 14 month old son immigrated to Montana. My hubby was born in Iowa.
In 1998 our daughter was born.
In 2006 I picked up my first beading book and was hooked. It just gradually happened from there.
In 2007 I made my US citizen ship and in 2008 I opened my business.
Over the course of eight years I build websites and renamed my business several times. I also learned new jewelry techniques, like bead weaving and wire wrapping. I still do some silver smithing work in my Shop at home, but mostly I work with wire now. I also have a passion for bead weaving and I often combine these two together.
In 2014 Lexi Butler was asked to become a featured designer and seller at a brand new direct sales company, whose mission it was to offer faith based artisan made merchandise including jewelry.
Coming from a background of one of a kind designs I had to totally remodel my thinking, I prayed about it and then started designing a whole other jewelry line. Affordable Artisan faith inspired jewelry and hand crafted.
Due to unforeseen fast growth and overwhelming expenses, that company closed its doors.
Just one week later I rebuild my website and launched my Company Lexi Butler Designs.
LEXI BUTLER DESIGNS
The artisan Lexi Butler expended on the vision to offer faith based artisan made jewelry and accessories to faith inspired jewelry, because every item she designs is just that inspired by faith. Lexi Butler Designs vision is therefore: To offer the best affordable faith inspired artisan made jewelry to women, men and children 12 years and up.
In Memory of my Father Rudolf Joos Goldsmith/Jewelry Designer My father, Rudolf Joos, past away from Liver Cancer on March 16th 2014. He was almost 82 years old. I would like to dedicate this section of my website to him. He was in part one of the ten greatest jewelry designers in the world. He was not only my father, but also my greatest teacher during my 3 1/2 years apprenticeship in his company. From him I have not only learned the trade of goldsmithing /jewelry designer and fine craftsmanship, but also inherited the art to express uniqueness in design and to stand out as a fellow jewelry designer. The one of a kind creations you see here on this page are made from gemstones my father left me. All Items posted are for sale. I know it would have made him proud, because he admired my work, creativity and unique designs.
Lexi Butler Owner/CEOLexi Butler Designs
3150 Great Northern Ave P.O.Box 17675 Missoula, MT 59808 Biz Hours 9am-5pm MST (406)-241-4502