Vickie Bailey is a Georgia artist of many different interests. Her love of making things began with a passion for stained glass. Being raised as the youngest of seven children, her mother said her fascination of stained class began in church. Vickie would sit still and quiet as long as she was allowed to sit where she could see the light coming through the stained glass.
As a gift, Vickie’s husband Gene, gave her a class in stained glass and she was on a journey that brought her to the one of a kind jewelry she now loves for it unpredictable results.
Vickie, mother of four, doesn’t believe in wasting anything. After stained glass projects Vickie saves every little char of glass. She was convinced there was more that could be done with broken glass than mosaics. After research she was told over and over stained glass was too unstable to fuse.
Her husband, being her biggest fan gave her a microwave kiln that she used like a mad scientist. Making notes for just the right temperatures for the different colors and the timing. Vickie melted and re-melted various pieces of stained glass until she was happy.
One of Vickie's favorite designs is her Angel's Unaware. Vickie was making a stained glass angel pendant for a good friend when the piece over melted slightly. This was a happy accident and created a beautiful abstract angel. This brought the beloved Bible verse to her mind.
Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Hebrews 13: 1, 2
By creating and selling the Angels Unaware she hopes to plant seeds of faith to all that own and enjoy them. Vickie gives God the glory for any talent she possesses.
Vickie’s desire is to use the stained glass cabochons in more and more ways. Vickie attended William Holland Lapidary and John Campbell Folk Art School for wire wrapping and weaving. She also enjoys many other types of art including painting, fabric art, and landscape quilting.