LakeObject

Julie Lake - Contemporary Jewelry & Objects

Santa Fe, New Mexico · 458 Sales

LakeObject

Julie Lake - Contemporary Jewelry & Objects

Santa Fe, New Mexico 458 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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(309)

Announcement   All items made to order. Please see description for turnaround times.
Web: Lakebject.com IG: @lake_object

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Last updated on Feb 21, 2018

All items made to order. Please see description for turnaround times.
Web: Lakebject.com IG: @lake_object

Julie Lake

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Julie Lake

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  • A

    A on Dec 7, 2015

    5 out of 5 stars

    Lovely earrings, both edgy and geeky! I really appreciate the storage contraption, as their shape would have made them difficult to store safely the regular way. Thank you!!

  • Misha McPherson

    Misha McPherson on Jul 25, 2015

    5 out of 5 stars

    I bought these earrings once before, and they were my favorite earrings.... so of course I eventually lost one. I have missed them ever since, and finally got around to buying them again. They arrived today, and are just as beautiful as the first pair. Finally I have my favorite earrings again! These are earrings that will get you compliment after compliment. They are unique, well made, and will last forever.

  • kspranza

    kspranza on Jun 22, 2015

    5 out of 5 stars

    On my favorite seller list. Repeat customer. Items purchase are well designed. A++++++ Thx again Julie !!!

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About

Julie Lake

I am a designer currently living in Taos, NM. I make things..... mostly from metal.

I started learning how to work with metal as a child alongside my father who is a folding knifemaker. His influence taught me how to work precisely and cleanly. Later, I studied metalsmithing at the Oregon College of Art & Craft in Portland and studio art at the University of Oregon.

I love working with industrial processes (ie, welding and machining), but I utilize these tools to create small scale work. Often, I discover new techniques by using tools in ways they weren't originally intended.

For more information about me and my work, please visit my website lakeobject.com or find me on Intagram @lake_object


ABOUT STAINLESS STEEL AND FUSE WELDING

Much of my jewelry is made with stainless steel. I use a combination of 304 and 316LVM (surgical grade, used in implants). The wonderful thing about stainless is that it does not tarnish like sterling silver, is much stronger, and is much, much less likely to irritate your skin than sterling. Jewelers do not usually create with stainless steel because of its difficulty to work with. I use no solder to join the stainless. The metal is fused together using an electrical arc welding process that is usually used to create large sculpture or steel buildings. With a lot of magnification, a steady hand, and extreme patience I am able to utilize this process to create small scale work. I also fuse weld sterling silver elements on my rings combined with traditional metalsmithing techniques.


..................SHIPPING POLICIES....................

DOMESTIC SHIPPING - Most items are individually handmade to order. Please see item description for production time. I mail all domestic orders USPS first class (3-5 days est.), insured with delivery confirmation. Please contact me before purchasing an item if you would like to upgrade shipping.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING - All International shipping may be subject to customs fees (rates vary by country).
The shipping rate quoted under the item descriptions is for First Class shipping. The postal service does not state the shipping time for this method. In my experience shipments have arrived in ten days to three weeks. Also, these items cannot be tracked or insured. Although I have yet to have any problems with First Class shipping, I cannot offer refunds on lost shipments sent this way.




.....................RETURNS.......................

I do want you to be happy with your purchase. I take great aims to uphold a high level of craftsmanship. I also try to show the item clearly and with listed measurements. Please read item descriptions thoroughly and contact me with any questions before you make a purchase.

That being said, exchanges are possible if contact is made within 5 days of package receipt. All jewelry must be shipped back with postal insurance, unworn, in its original packaging and condition. Buyer is responsible for all shipping. Refunds will be considered on an individual basis. Please, please contact me with any issues.
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Last updated on February 21, 2018

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
All items are custom made to order.
I do want you to be happy with your purchase. I take great aims to uphold a high level of craftsmanship. I also try to show the item clearly and with listed measurements. Please read item descriptions thoroughly and contact me with any questions before you make a purchase.

That being said, exchanges are possible if contact is made within 5 days of package receipt. All jewelry must be shipped back with postal insurance, unworn, in its original packaging and condition. Buyer is responsible for all shipping. Refunds will be considered on an individual basis. Please, please contact me with any issues.
Shipping
DOMESTIC SHIPPING - All items include FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING. Most items are individually handmade to order, so please see item description for production time. I mail all domestic orders USPS Priority Shipping

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING - All International shipping may be subject to customs fees. Rates vary by country.
The shipping rate is for First Class shipping. The postal service does not state the shipping time for this method. In my experience shipments have arrived in ten days to three weeks. Also, these items cannot be tracked or insured. Although I have yet to have any problems with First Class shipping, I cannot offer refunds on lost shipments sent this way. Please contact me if you'd like to purchase an upgraded shipping.