Rae Ann Bayless is the owner, designer and artisan behind Rae Ann Creations. For over 20 years, she has dedicated her craft to the idea of jewelry as wearable art. Approaching jewelry making with the eye of a painter, Rae Ann adds the tactile sensibilities of a sculptor, combining mysterious rich colors and wonderful textures – with just a touch of the exotic. In this way, each piece becomes an expression of personal adornment, a signature of the wearer.
Rae Ann designs jewelry for the fanciers of the contemporary as well as the classic. Her necklaces, bracelets and earrings reveal the inner life of precious and semiprecious gemstones, fresh water pearls and shells, precious metals, glass and crystal. All her designs are individually handcrafted in her West Little Rock studio, a space laden with the anticipation of ideas waiting to be fulfilled.
Rae Ann's designs have been published in and on the cover of Bead Trends Magazine. Bead Trends showcases “the hottest trends in beads and hand-crafted jewelry.” She has hosted numerous jewelry Trunk Shows in several states, including one at the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, CA, and although her trunk shows may come and go, our customers can always find a variety of her latest creations here at Gallery 221!