LKS Originals - Vibrant, Bold and Energetic Handcrafted One-Of-A-Kind and Custom Artisan Jewelry
My husband and I raised 4 beautiful children, and when they were little we were always doing creative craft projects together. The Christmas tree was always full of the ornaments and trinkets that we made.
I first went into business selling my crafts when the children were little and I literally couldn't afford to work outside the home. (After all, who could pay for daycare for 4 children!) I made what we all called "dough-bears" - little teddy bear ornaments and figurines made of salt dough - what fun! The business did well for quite a few years, and enabled me to stay at home with my babies and contribute financially.
I discovered polymer clay and the dough-bears became clay-bears, and I found that I could sculpt so many more intricate and tiny things - one of my loves is miniatures - so I was really excited to have this clay to work with! For years our friends and family received gifts of dough-bears and clay creations for the holidays, birthdays, etc.
I adore mosaics as well, but have never sold them. I can't part with a single piece once I'm done with it, so I have lots of great mosaic pieces around the house...LOL!
So...on to the jewelry...
I love trinkets and baubles as much as the next girl, but had never really thought about making jewelry. One day a coworker came in with some really cool stretch bracelets made of gemstone stick beads. I thought, "well I could make those!" I decided I'd try a few to go with my outfits, and I was hooked. (I became that lady who can't pass up a bead store!)
Pretty soon I was making necklaces, bracelets and earrings not only for myself but for friends and family who saw and loved what I was wearing! I soon opened my Etsy shop, and a few months later, quit my day job and jumped in with both feet, and haven't looked back.
My jewelry line continues to expand as I learn new techniques - this is just so much fun! I taught myself how to wire wrap so I could make a pendant out of a very special stone that a very special person gave me. Now friends are hiring me to wrap their stones...pretty cool.
I'm super excited about my newest line, Orgone Energy Jewelry. These pendants, bracelets and earrings are really unique and beautiful, and they carry the power of positive energy and protection. Orgone Energy Jewelry started out as a little experiment and has quickly become our signature line. You've GOT to check this stuff out!
I'm a proud member of a celebrity gifting organization called The Artisan Group. This is an amazing and supportive group of talented artisans. So far I've had the opportunity to gift Renee Zellweger, Brandi Glanville, Khloe Kardashian, Tyra Banks, Amy Poehler and Nia Peeples (She wore the custom necklace I gifted her on an episode of ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars!). I've also had the opportunity to participate in the GBK celebrity gift lounges for the 2012 and 2013 Primetime Emmys, 2012 Country Music Awards, 2013 Academy Awards, Earth Day 2013 and the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
In my mission statement for LKS Originals I wrote that Oprah Winfrey would wear and love one of my pieces, so maybe these opportunities will help make that happen!
So now you're all caught up. LKS Originals is still pretty small right now and I do all the work, but the sky's the limit! (Better get an LKS Original before they're famous....LOL!)
Thanks for visiting. I hope you'll browse around and enjoy your stay here in my little shop.
I wish you love, peace, joy and all good things - always!
P.S. Guess what friends and family are getting for the holidays this year! ;-)