Welcome to Katherine Lake Designs. My Etsy store is now officially open and I am offering a 20% off discount coupon through the end of February, 2017.
I am excited to be able to share my handmade jewelry and art with you. I love working with my hands especially doing hammered metal work, wire work, torch patinas or flame painting and torch enameling. I also do silk painting and have begun to create fine art with acrylics and mixed media. Let’s just say I love to play and have fun and I often combine many different techniques and materials to come up with one of a kind art jewelry that looks beautiful on my customers and makes them feel special.
My jewelry is made primarily with copper wire and sheet metal or fine silver and sterling silver wire as well as paint and mixed media. The copper designs are embossed or textured then flame painted with a torch to achieve a beautiful colorful patina. Each piece of metal is unique and the results vary each time achieving many shades of green, blue, copper, red, pink, orange, and other colors. I then cut the metal into many different sizes and shapes and forge and seal them. I add beads or other mixed metal components to create my jewelry. I am particularly fond of combining my metal pieces with dichroic beads for extra pizzazz and sparkle. You will also see silver pieces that are made with 99.9% fine silver wire that I fuse with my torch then form and hammer into interesting shapes and designs.
I will be adding more listings to my store frequently as well as posting to my blog and updating you on my new projects and creative experiments. I hope you enjoy my work and visit my store! Please use ‘grandopening’ when you check out to get the 20% discount.