Kathryn Welsh Fine Jewelry is handcrafted personally by Jewelry Artist Kathryn Welsh in Paso Robles, California.
She starts by choosing only the finest gemstones, freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystals. These are then incorporated into designs using multiple techniques such as wire wrapping, crochet, and bead weaving.
Born in the Midwest, Kathryn developed a passion for gems and jewelry at a young age of eight. Both her mother, Ann, and father, Daniel, acted as a conduit into the vast realm of mineralogy, introducing her to different aspects of the field.
Kathryn and her father would collect stones and rocks during weekend hikes. Afterwards, they would identify their properties using an old gem book. When Kathryn wasn't hiking with her father, she would travel with her mother to Arts and Craft shows. The two of them would scour the booths searching for unique designs and one-of-a-kind pieces. Even at an early age, Kathryn displayed a keen eye for craftsmanship and quality. This attention to detail is reflected in her own work, with every piece being meticulously designed and constructed.
After receiving a degree in Fine Art with a minor in Graphic Design, Kathryn moved to California in search of her dream, opening her own company, Kathryn Welsh Fine Jewelry, which officially opened in 2008.
Today, Kathryn Welsh Fine Jewelry is the culmination of an eight year old's dream.
Her mission: To create multi-generational fashion forward jewelry with reflections from the past.
"I like to make the kind of jewelry that you not only fall in love with, but that you can also pass down to your family through the generations."