Inspiration from Vintage styles.
Jax Bailey is an artist who hand crafts wearable art, pulling from the divergent industrial and Victorian themes. Inspired by the Steampunk movement, she enjoys re-finding the modern and the feminine in traditionally masculine defunct and outdated objects. Graceful and muscular at the same time, her delicate work with precision wire wrapping combined with brass filigrees, gemstones and glass breaths new life into obscure and vintage materials.
I’m a young woman fascinated by anything vintage and old. Drawn more to old-fashioned machinery and industrial items, anything rusted and metal.
I started playing with beads and jewelry as a little girl. What started as a personal joy, developed into family gifts, and eventually a professional inclination. I began working at a bead store I visited often and discovered the Steampunk genre. I started collecting watches and vintage pieces; taking apart the watches and eventually incorporating the bits and bobs into my jewelry.
I began my jewelry interest as a seed beader but migrated more towards wire wrapping when I started leaning more into the industrial look. I practice what I call micro-wire wrapping in which I basically sew pieces together with thin wire. I also enjoy mixed media and resin, but I’ve never fully trusted glue alone.
Jewelry making is a passion and love for me. Every part from the design to the photographing works as an anti-anxiety.