Katie Mills is a metalsmith + jeweler creating everyday pieces that incorporate simple forms and unique stones. While pursuing a graphic design degree in college, she took metalsmithing courses at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and fell in love with the craft. Katie resided in Chicago, IL for over a decade and taught graphic design at Columbia College Chicago while also developing Lady Faye Jewelry on the side. In 2015, Katie continued her metalsmithing education in San Francisco completing the Jewelry Technician Intensive at the Revere Academy Of Jewelry Arts. Katie now lives and works in Portland, Oregon creating jewelry full-time in a metalsmithing studio in SE Portland.
About Lady Faye Jewelry
Jewelry crafted with a modern sensibility, Lady Faye Jewelry evokes nostalgic afternoons spent digging through your mother’s jewelry box. Having grown up in the Wisconsin countryside, I spent summer days trekking through the woods filling my pockets with collected treasures. Today you’ll discover collections from my favorite modern day quests in my line — from land and sea castings to earthy stones, diamonds and gemstones. Based out of my Portland, OR studio, I create production and custom designs, working with precious and non precious metals, hand fabricating and carving techniques and stone setting and finishing. Whether creating an heirloom wedding ring to commemorate a special day or a forged jewelry dish revealing the hand of the maker, I design each piece with a story in mind and a priority on craftsmanship.