WXYZ Jewelry is designed and produced by Laura Wass in Brooklyn, NY.
After studying traditional goldsmithing techniques and jewelry design, Laura entered the jewelry industry working for Philip Crangi and Giles & Brother, where she managed product development for Philip's collaborations with brands such as Reed Krakoff, Coach and DVF. Laura went on to work for Metal Dynamics, a leading manufacturer in the luxury fashion industry. There she managed technical design of jewelry and handbag hardware for American and European brands, working directly with clients and factories abroad.
WXYZ creates sculpture for the body, inspired by science, art and math. Using our unique modular system, we build these structures through fractal repetition & sacred geometry. We focus on designing expressive accessories that communicate your inner power to the outside world. WXYZ fuses the rigorous and the playful, sparking interaction, conversation & magic.
After first soldering silver at the age of 13, Laura Wass was hooked and continued learning traditional Silver and Goldsmithing, going on to work in the fashion jewelry industry for cult favorite brands Philip Crangi / Giles & Brother, and then Metal Dynamics, a leading luxury brand manufacturer of jewelry, handbag hardware, and perfume bottles. After these fundamental experiences in the industry, Wass launched WXYZ in 2012.
Our studio is based in Brooklyn, in an old industrial wood factory, where we design, hand-make and weave all of our creations. We work with sustainable materials and innovative production techniques, with a focus on industrial design and manufacturing techniques. We also partner with local craftspeople and industrial factories to create the custom components used in our designs. To visit our studio and see the action, email us at [email protected], and subscribe to our mailing list for our next studio party.
Team WXYZ is made up of passionate creatives who love to bring empowering creations to the world. WXYZ’s muses are innovative critical thinkers: badass bosses who are not defined by their gender, age, location or occupation, but rather by their passion and individuality.