Monday, June 9, 2014

New Blog Site!

Hello and thank you for coming by!  My new blog is located here http://www.lkastudio.com/blog  you can also locate it with this link http://www.laurakaiken.com/blog Let me know how you like the new design.
In the process of trying to import this blog into my new one, I lost all the formatting on this one. UGH!  Please excuse.
Hope you enjoy your day!
Laura.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Looking for something no one else has?


Brand spanking new!  Sparkling glass, shiny silver, 
unique beading - this is where vintage and modern collide.

By the way look closely...do you see the high heels, or the bicycle?
How about the joker or the giraffe?  I can create something special for you too!

Monday, September 23, 2013

I feel like a movie star!

I was so excited to find my Mosaic Pendant in Sweet Paul!
 
 
Thank you so much!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Time to Create your own...

Mosaic Jewelry Class by Laura K Aiken

By popular request I am offering a mosaic jewelry class! 
 I could not be more excited to share this technique with you.
Student will be creating one pair of mosaic earrings
and one mosaic pendant with chain.  Students
will be able to choose between different colors of itsy bitsy tiles and create
their own design.  I will also have ideas for other patterns if you would like. 
Reservations must be made with payment before class. 
You may pay with Visa, cash, check or PayPal and yes I accept Debit cards!
 Saturday September 21 11:00  - 12:00 $50 all supplies included
Saturday October 19 11:00 - 12:00 $50 all supplies included

First two classes will  reflect a special rate of $25 as a new class price.


Laura K Aiken Studios
10 Central Avenue #7
Greenville, SC  29601
864.360.3811
laura@laurakaiken.com

space will be limited

Monday, August 26, 2013

Psssst! Do you have a minute?



I need my sweet friends!



Vote for Laura K Aiken August 26!


Hello to all!  

I'm in the running to be named the 2013 American Made Audience Choice Award Winner.

American Made is a movement founded by Martha Stewart that spotlights the maker, supports the local, and celebrates the handmade. It’s made up of people and communities who have turned their passion for quality craftsmanship and well-designed goods into a way of life.

To win would mean $10,000 to support my business and a trip to New York for the annual American Made Talks and Workshops. Will you vote for me?

www.marthastewart.com/americanmade/nominee/81667

The winner is determined by the number of votes he or she gets and you can vote up to six times each day! So please come back and vote daily!

I am asking that you help me reach my goal of winning this year with your vote.  
Please share with your friends also.

Jumping up and down and waving!
Thank you for your consideration.
Laura.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Greenville's Anthropologie!

 
Greenville has a new store, well sort of...
 

ANTHROPOLOGIE
Downtown Greenville
Main and Washington Block 1
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 242-4553
I could not be prouder of our new ANTHROPOLOGIE  in downtown Greenville, SC.  Take a closer
look at the photos above that I captured while shopping right after their grand opening.  Notice the peach tree and the orange dress.  I loved this gesture since we are noted for our peaches in the area.  Another thing that I was impressed with is their lighting.  Maybe I am crazy but this is some of the best display lighting I have ever seen.  It looks like the real sun coming through! 
Did you know they also use local artists artwork, and local antique stores to shop for display items? 
 
 "Fine Arts Center student Sierra Snipes' design concept and proposal was chosen and accepted for the 20 feet wide by 8 feet tall mural project. The completed artwork will stand until construction of the store and plaza is completed; afterward the mural will be deconstructed
for inclusion in the store's interior displays." 
 
So go ahead, take a look in the our new ANTHROPOLOGIE and
I promise you will not come out empty handed,
from cookbooks to door knobs, and clothing to candles they have it all.
 
Enjoy Yourself!
Laura.
 


Friday, May 3, 2013

Don't forget your special gal-


Thought I would share one of my new mosaic pendants.  
 

 
The color pink is so sweet and to make it into a pendant with pearl makes it even more special.
 
Don't forget your mom or a special someone May 12th.
 
Enjoy your day!
 
Laura.
 
 
 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Custom Mosaic Brand

 
Today I am very stoked (as they say) to share with you my latest
 

 custom mosaic commission. 
 
I had mentioned the project when I first started back in the fall,
so now I want to share the end results.  This is my favorite part. 
The clients are organic beef ranchers, thus the name, in Texas. 
The project was designed and created in my Greenville, SC
studio and then shipped to her in Texas, to make a long story short. 
There it was installed by tile professionals and now you see the beautiful results.
I must say I would love to have one in my home!
By the way isn't her door to die for?

Thanks for stopping by today and sharing today with me.
I would love for you to share this with your friends too!
 
Laura.

Friday, April 19, 2013

It's color that makes me happy-

I was looking in Hobby Lobby yesterday for material to make a banner. 
I found exactly what I was looking for and then...
 
 
out of the corner of my eye I spotted this delicious fabric.  Look at those rich colors! 
 I could just swim in that.  One thing I don't see are the teals. 
You know I gotta have my teals or turquoise! 
What are you favorite color schemes right now?
 
Enjoy today!
Laura.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Gyspy's Stage Line

Just how cute is this little Gypsy Stage Line?
 
gypsy stage line lka
My husband and I were out Sunday afternoon for our routine
errands and saw this little stage coach
located behind Bucky's BBQ in Greenville.
I couldn't help myself it's adorable!  If you
have a chance go by there and see all the
other things that are out there really fun.
 
Enjoy today!
Laura.
 

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Hey those are my Eggs!

I hope you and your family enjoy your Easter Day!
 

That is me and my cousin.  I think I was five. 
My brother and other boy cousin had just busted all my
 Easter eggs on that tree behind us.  I was so mad!
See the little pool thing in the back, that is a fish
pond.  So cool.
Enjoy your DAY!
xx Laura.
 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

My Groovin' Styleboard

This is my third week homework in Holly Becker's Blog Boss e-course.   It took me much longer to design than I ever thought.  I have been a member of Polyvore for two years but haven't given it much time. I kept getting frusterated.  Now I love it!  My goal is to start offering more styleboards so that you can see how to wear mosaic jewelry that's handcreated in Greenville, SC and other creative  desigin ideas.  I am so excited!
groovin style board

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Eight Blogs that Rock my World

 
 
Incredible photography
Private touching stories
Inspirational
Clean layout
Florabella Collection offers Photoshop Actions,
Fine Art Textures, Vintage Frames, and more digital products for photographers. 
 
Dependable substance
Instructional
Music
Highlights famous artists including my
favorite Henri Matisse
 
 Obsessed with the color turquoise.
 Erin started this blog to collect inspirational photos
"I find of fabulous rooms that feature all of the lovely shades of my favorite color".
She even has other colors too.  Turquoise is my favorite though!
 
Cooking
Designing
Charlotte Information
excellent photography
 

 Print & Pattern
If you love repeat pattern or modern fabrics and
design you will (and I do ) love this blog.
Always inspirational Colorful
 
Adorable format
Entertaining and Instructional
Youthful and energetic
Best tips on creative savings.
 
From Columbia SC
Great recipes
Beautiful photography
 

Magda Frank
Beautiful German blog of color, design and fashion apparel


Stop by these beautiful informative blogs when you
have a chance.  I really enjoyed compiling these for you.
 
Enjoy!










Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Moving right along...

Laura K Aiken Logo
 
 
I am so excited to share that new changes are on the way here in the studio blog.  What is it about spring that makes you want to fluff your nest.  My family just moved into a new home and its got me wanting to change everything!  I guess my studio blog is no different.  Little by little I hope to create a nice place to stop in and enjoy what makes an eclectic life even more interesting.
 
Mosaic Art - Bohemian Lifestyle - Pretty Pictures
 
laura.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Figure in Composition



I came across this workbook today and thought you would like it! It's always fun to learn new techniques.
...Students and professionals alike will benefit from this focus on the figure in the overall composition of a sketch or drawing.
Enjoy and take your time today, it's Sat-urday! :)

laura.



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