Hi, I'm Katie owner of Lapis & Lava!
Lapis & Lava was created when my love of jewelry making came together with my love of essential oils. Making jewelry has been a lifelong passion and began at age 9 when I went to summer camp and learned how to make friendship bracelets. I can still remember the box of embroidery floss and all the beautiful colors, trips to the craft store, and sitting with my friends making each other bracelets and learning new techniques. It was love, and I continued to explore my craft throughout my youth and into young adulthood when I was able to attend the Maryland Institute College of Art Jewelry Program. Lapis & Lava is the culmination of a long journey and I am beyond thrilled to be able to share my passion with you and your customers.
I source all the materials personally and use only high quality semi-precious gemstones, durable latex free stretch cord, and lead and nickel free accent beads. Each piece is designed and handmade by me in my studio located in Parkton, Maryland. My collections reflect my love of essential oils and the amazing benefits of aromatherapy while paying close attention to design and aesthetic. Each piece is designed with function, style, and durability in mind.