Who am I?
My name is Bailey Barber and I am the founder and designer of Bailey Kay Designs. I started making earrings (as well as other jewelry peices and clothing) as early as I can remember with my grandma and my mom, so to say that I have always had a love for this is an understatement.
I decided to focus on my love of creating and fashion and continue my education in it, and am graduating this upcoming May with a Bachelor of Science in Merchandising and Product Development. I started BKD as a creative outlet while in school, and though I never expected it to turn into what it has today, I am beyond grateful and blessed for each and every person’s love and support.
I design, create, and assemble all of our clay products by hand, and as previously stated, I focus on four main words when doing this: limitless, creativity, originality. and expressiveness. Though I focus on these words in a business sense, I also apply them to my day-to-day life, and I figured it would be a good idea to elaborate on why I chose them.
I chose limitless because growing up I was the only daughter, played on all guys hockey teams, and I hunt and fish. I always felt like I couldn’t do things that the guys would be doing, and my mom always told me I could do anything I wanted to do, I just have to put my mind to it.
I chose creative because simply put, I always have been. I pride myself on making wearable art, and I believe that the first impression you have on people is what you wear.
I chose originality, because no two people are alike, I don’t think anyone should ever try to be exactly like someone else, because no matter what you won’t be. I believe when it comes to life choices, career choices, and even fashion choices, you should do whatever YOU want to.
I chose expressiveness, because I choose to let my choices and decisions speak for me, and I am proud of that.
What's in the name?
Bailey Kay is actually not my name, though many people assume it is. Bailey is my first name, but Kay is actually my grandma’s middle name.
I chose Bailey Kay because she is one of the sole reasons, along with my mom, that I am who I am today. If it weren’t for the two of them, I wouldn’t be were I am today, or even be as interested and passionate about jewelry and fashion design.
The picture shows just how young I really was when I started making things with my grandma. Whether it be a pillow case out of my grandpa’s old ties, stockings, jackets, necklaces, earrings, or beaded flowers. You name it, we probably made it.
My grandma loved to create in every way. Sewing, baking, woodworking, and crafting in general. Sadly, she passed away in June of 2020, but naming my business after her makes me still feel a connection to her, and I hope to continue to carry on her legacy though it.