Cka Designs was born from the close bond and love that we share with our children, our pets and our dear friends. People are often looking for a unique way of honouring and remembering the love and memories shared of their children. In particular, we have helped parents who have tragically lost their children. Our pieces often help find closeness to their child and can also help them cope with the grief surrounding such a tragic loss. Owners who dearly love their pet and would like something special to remember them by, but often cannot afford traditional means such as cremation, brass plaques etc.… One of our items is the perfect solution as our aim is for long lasting keepsake pieces that you can see and touch while being affordable for everybody.
Inspiration for Design
What began as a small hobby for artist Catherine Smith, Cka Designs has quickly evolved into an entire line of delightfully varied jewellery with many of her pieces evoking an heirloom feel; every piece telling a different story. Catherine found that combining her passions of animals and art she could create beautiful pieces of jewellery for anybody and everybody to cherish as a sentimental keepsake or a piece that can be worn every day.
The creator of Cka Designs, Catherine Smith, grew up in the Mallee Region of Victoria always surrounded by animals. She has been an Animal Technician/Vet Nurse since 1997 in Melbourne and Rural Victoria and holds a Diploma in Applied Science (Animal Technology).
Catherine is always envisioning new designs and her keen eye for colour, textures & durability influence each of her designs in a unique & personal way. Working out of her home studio she hand crafts each piece with high attention to detail & craftsmanship.
Catherine lives on a small farm in Sunraysia with her three children, dogs & horses.