Tuesday, December 27, 2011

American Girl, Madame Alexander, Our Generation, & other 18" dolls

Exciting new goodies to the shop! I've just started adding the new doll necklaces to match the chunky necklaces for girls. My 3 yo daughter loves them on her doll & now they come in the Doll & Me sets as well for the variety of handmade outfits! Check 'em out & let me know what colors you need for your sweet daughter & her doll! www.AikoArt.Etsy.com

Monday, November 28, 2011

Saturday, August 6, 2011

M2M Necklaces

Adventures in necklace making has allowed me to meet some wonderful women. First, I gotta give major thanks to Mrs. Emily over at Landojake Photography. Her work is stunning & her daughter is a perfect princess model. I love working with Emily & am so grateful for the hard work of her family.

Also excited to be teaming up with a variety of AMAZING clothing artists. I've been creating made 2 match designs to coordinate with a variety of outfits.
Please check these FABULOUS artists. They have one of a kind outfits that you'll fall in love with. I'll keep adding to the list as I have more pictures & links.
Thanks for being a fan of AikoArt!
Lola & Clementine

Cherry Branch Boutique

Corinna Couture

Gooseberry Lane

Monday, June 27, 2011

New Chunky Necklaces for Little Girls, Tweens & Teenagers

I'm always thinking of new products to add to the shop. I have so many beads & I enjoy having a diverse group of goodies to use them on. If you ever have any suggestions, as to new things to make or even color combinations, please send them my way.

Recently launched are the new necklaces that are chunky & funky for girls, tweens, teens & all in between. I've had women order them for their own use too.

Another new item is the baby bracelet/anklet. These look adorable on little ones & the response has been positive.

As always, thanks for stopping by. Just for reading the post & leaving me some sweet words in the comments, here is a coupon for YOU! Use coupon code: AikoArtRocks for 15% off your next order. Expires 10/2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Boutique Girl's Bracelets

Coming soon to my Etsy shop: Boutique Style Girl's Bracelets
I'm open to color suggestions, requests & ideas.
Prices for bracelets will range from $6 to $12.
Please "like" my facebook page for special offers & updates!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Growing Business & Gypsy Parties

My aunt recently came to visit & I thought it would be a great idea to make her a necklace that she would like. In return, she insisted that she give me a gift. So I chose a new bead tower! I can never have too many towers. I have endless boxes of beads that are hard to access if not in those tiny little drawers. Here is a picture of it, still in it's package! (eh, um...please pardon the mess & makeshift curtain.)

I purchased mine online here at Blain's Farm & Fleet. It's made by Akro Mills & is perfect for beads. I'm so proud of it & think I should come up with a name for it ;)

Sunday was a great day. It was the first time this year that I have gone out to sell at the flea market. I'm super excited to report that my Sunday at Treasure City Flea Market, was the best it has ever been. I had the highest sales ever, out there. Here in Texas, I frequently peddle beads in person, as the Texas Bead Gypsy. Sometimes I sell my art when selling beads, but I usually keep that for my online Etsy shop, AikoArt. I enjoy selling beads & teaching jewelry making in person.

As the Texas Bead Gypsy, I also host jewelry making parties for all ages. Each host determines the location & time. Every class is at least 2-3 hours long, with a minimum of 4 students. Each student pays $25, which includes instructions & materials to make a boutique style necklace, bracelet & earrings. Once they complete their initial jewelry set, they are then eligible to create more necklaces for $10-$15 each, bracelets at $5 each & earrings at $3 each pair. This is a great bargain for those who; love to give unique gifts, want to learn something new or want to venture into selling handmade jewelry.

Gypsy Parties are great for birthdays, bachelorette parties, bridal parties, girl's night out, game nights, sleep overs as well as mom's groups. Color schemes may be customized for bridal parties. Tweens & as well as teenagers can create fun & original jewelry, in whatever size or color they choose.
If you are interested in hosting a Texas Bead Gypsy Party, please email me at saranevill {at!} yahoo dot com.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Due Date Club Nursing Necklace Giveaway

Due Date Club nursing necklace GIVEAWAY! Enter by going to AikoArt facebook page. Just "like" the AikoArt facebook page & enter Due Date club name under comments.
Drawing from Sunday March 13th thru Friday March 18th! Open to U.S. & all other countries!!!
Winner gets FREE nursing necklace of choice from Etsy Shop~