WaspishWears

Handmade Lead Free Soldered Jewelry, Lovingly made

Callahan, California

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All Waspish Wears jewelry is handmade using local ingredients such as lichen (which I have quite an obsession for), moss, dried flowers, twigs, insects (farm raised only), vintage fabric, lace or what ever else I can find and put between glass. The glass I use is thin blemish free memory glass and held together with lead free silver solder. Waspish Wears Jewelry is one of a kind art pieces that are durable, but should be treated with care. Please do not shower or submerge pieces in water.

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Thank you again for taking the time to look at Waspish Wears. Don't quite see what you want? Ask me and we can figure out the perfect piece just for you or that special person you have in mind!

Have a question? Ask me!!!

Thanks Again,

Holly Bailey

Handmade Lead Free Jewelry Inspired by Nature

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Last updated on Feb 28, 2017

Welcome to Waspish Wears!

All Waspish Wears jewelry is handmade using local ingredients such as lichen (which I have quite an obsession for), moss, dried flowers, twigs, insects (farm raised only), vintage fabric, lace or what ever else I can find and put between glass. The glass I use is thin blemish free memory glass and held together with lead free silver solder. Waspish Wears Jewelry is one of a kind art pieces that are durable, but should be treated with care. Please do not shower or submerge pieces in water.

Follow me on www.waspishwears.com, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr and Twitter!

Thank you again for taking the time to look at Waspish Wears. Don't quite see what you want? Ask me and we can figure out the perfect piece just for you or that special person you have in mind!

Have a question? Ask me!!!

Thanks Again,

Holly Bailey

Handmade Lead Free Jewelry Inspired by Nature

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About WaspishWears

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Handmade Jewelry Inspired by Nature

Waspish Wears Jewelry started from the need and want to create and preserve beautiful things found in nature. By preserving items in between glass, these shadowboxes showcasing family heirlooms, childhood memories and treasures of today are an expression from the heart.

I have always been attracted to colors and textures. My first car was a 1960 VW Karmann Ghia which I had at one point tried gluing on stained glass shards. After figuring out if I got in an accident, the odds of the glass ending up killing me or someone else, I ended up painting murals all over the car. I have always created and used my skills in making some kind of original art.

My husband and I have been blessed with two children, Vireo 7, and Olive 5. I needed to decide to go back to work or work from home. The choice was easy and Waspish Wears Jewelry was born.

I use handkerchiefs found in old dressers, ripped up tablecloths that were to be thrown away. Remember Grandma's old crazy quilt in the closet? I salvage the pieces in between the mouse holes or dry rot and preserve family history.

My family and I are lucky to live rural. Daily walks provide inspiration as well as material for my necklaces and earrings. Vireo and Olive constantly find little bits of lichen or moss, twigs and treasures for my necklaces as well.

Waspish Wears Jewelry uses only lead free solder allowing traditional stained glass soldering methods to be used while allowing the safety of today's standard. No lead means no leaching of lead into the skin.

Most materials, including bugs or bird feathers have been sustain-ably harvested. All insects have been farm raised. If something has been killed by man, not nature, I will dutifully note in the description.

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  • Holly Bailey

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I have lived in Northern California, right below the Oregon border for most of my life. Living in the woods I have always been amazed and wowed by all the textures and colors in nature. My jewelry encases these things, to be preserved and loved.

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Last updated on Mar 15, 2017
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Custom and personalized orders

Custom orders can be some of the most exciting and fulfilling items to create! If you would like something made just for you, feel free to contact me and we will start your item!

Sizing details

All necklaces are on a 16 inch chain plus a lobster clasp unless noted differently in item description. If you would like a different length. Please leave a note in the Note to Seller box upon check out

Care instructions

All Waspish Wears pieces are durable but can be damaged. Keep away from moisture and direct sunlight when not in use. Pieces can become sun faded if stored on a sunny window sill. Also while using natural materials, some leaves or flower petals may change color over time. This is natural and cannot be changed.