Studio jewellery that works 24/7, defining personal values through expressions of artisan and contemporary design.
Silver jewellery individually designed and made by hand by Julie Bailey. Artisan craftsmanship and contemporary classic design.
Using embossed silver, copper and brass I imprint the metal with hand-cut salvaged papers to create texture and pattern to the surface of different metals. By cutting the metal and soldering together I then make softened geometric shapes and reversible shallow box forms for pendants, bracelets, earrings and rings. Combining metals and surfaces makes each piece distinctive and unique. The jewellery I design and make is both refined and timeless; it is tactile and wishes to be worn, touched and twizzled.
As both a jeweller and printmaker I am visually inspired by vintage wallpaper, botanical prints, garden design and these constantly inform my work. I work directly with the materials, using traditional skills to experiment and explore the paper surfaces and cut templates to imprint the metal; one strong, the other delicate, and always beautiful.