About: William Bailey
We use silver, gold, copper, enamel, stone and a variety of perfected jewelry techniques to fabricate our pieces.
Traditional Andean jewelry. Intricate wrapped wire, using only needle nosed pliers and a hammer as tools; a collection of soldered pieces. Sterling silver, copper, and high quality semiprecious stones.
I provide a framework to exotic stones using only hand tools and tension to set the piece. I bend silver and gold wire into a simple but elegant shape around the stone to create one-of-a-kind jewelry.
I make hand forged and soldered sterling jewelry. A passion that has exploded in the last year and a half. My passion is shared by Children of the Promise in Haiti. A portion of sales is donated to them.
Metal and stone, many stones I have cut and finished myself. Mostly copper and Argentium sterling silver. Soldering, riveting, fusing, etc. used to make unique OAK and surprising settings.
I create one of a kind jewelry by repurposing broken pocket watches from 1860-1930’s, wrist watches, vintage jewelry, old coins/buttons and findings. I use cold connections to attach pieces together.
All pieces are original designs hand sculpted in wax then centrifugally cast using the lost wax method in either 14 ct gold sterling silver or jewelers bronze then antiqued, polished to show detail.
I design my unique Natural Jewelry using Orange peel, Coconut shell, Acai seeds, Wood, and Tagua that is known as the vegetable Ivory. I also incorporate Leather, Cotton cord and Wire.
I fabricate my sterling pieces using traditional metalsmithing techniques such as sawing, piercing, filing, hammering and torch soldering. I use fossils, found objects and items in nature in my work.
I use unique semi-precious cabochons & faceted stones in fabricated sterling & fine silver settings, using traditional methods of sawing, hammering, texturing, fusing, soldering, and stone setting.