Unique Artisan Jewelry & Components

San Luis Obispo, California


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Katherine Lake

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Katherine Lake


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About katherinelake

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On Etsy since 2009

About Katherine Lake Designs

I was born a Smith and I came from a very creative family that valued hard work and self-sufficiency. My father could make or fix anything, was always inspirational, and instilled an appreciation and love for handmade artisan workmanship in me.

As a young girl I was taught in Blue Birds how to make a beaded ring with thin wire, and my love of colorful beads and jewelry making was born. At my first job in a fabric store the colorful fabric and textures were captivating. I loved the creative process of being able to make something unique and special that I could wear with pride. I also loved working with yarn and did embroidery, knitting, and off-loom weaving and my stash of beads and crystals grew over the years and I made simple jewelry.

I found I have an entrepreneurial spirit and because I loved working with my hands I found a very satisfying and creative career for 25 years doing massage and integrative bodywork. Each session was unique and required me to trust my hands and be present in the moment. It was very fulfilling to help people with their stress and pain. It was healing for both of us and satisfied my creative spirit.

I finally had time to pursue my creative interests and I learned to bead and work with wire, metal, enamel and started designing jewelry. Torching to fuse, patina, and enamel metal is magical, delightful and fun and one of my favorite tasks.

I love making unique, one of a kind, unusual, eye catching jewelry that makes the wearer feel beautiful and special. I am inspired by beautiful colors and textures in everything, especially rainbows, sunsets, sunrises, rocks, crystals, fabrics and most of all, nature with it’s texture and beauty.

Our shop has become a family project now that and my husband and I are both retired. He also enjoys enameling and helps with jewelry assembly and craft fairs when we do them from time to time. Our daughter is our web designer and helps with marketing and social media.

I hope you enjoy your visit to our shop and find something special to wear!

Please check out my blog at www.katherinelake.com.

Shop members

  • Katherine Lake

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    Katherine has a zest for life and she loves experimenting with combining materials and learning new techniques. She loves walking in nature and spending time with her hubby Mike and their cat Ali, and 2 daughters & her grand dogs Rigby and Sheila.

  • Mike Lake

    Designer, Creator

    Mike has a great sense of humor and was a reluctant jeweler at first but discovered he is an excellent enamelist. He has a great sense of color and adds many unique designs to our jewelry. He helps with shipping, customer service, and craft fairs.

  • Devra Lake Passage

    Marketer, Graphic Design, Webmaster

    Our daughter Devra inspires, supports, and has been instrumental in getting this site designed and launched. She is an amazing artist, designer, and project manager! Mike and I appreciate her help very much.

  • Rigby the Dog

    Moral Support

    He is not only adorable looking, he is the most mellow and sweet dog in the world and always available for support.

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Last updated on Jan 18, 2017


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