South Beloit, IL
Have you ever looked at something and thought “I could make that”? In 2015 that’s exactly what Dylan Haller thought after checking out a friend's wire wrap. Since then he’s taught himself how to make wire wrap pieces and perfected his craft to where it’s now his full-time gig.
Using sterling silver, gold or titanium and precious gems and metals, Dylan creates incredible handmade pieces that are one-of-a-kind. You can get your hands on one of his designs when you do something different at DEVIATE on October 15.
How would you describe your work?
My art is high-end wire wrapped jewelry made from precious gems and metals (sterling silver, gold, Titanium).
Where do you find your inspiration?
Lately it's been graffiti, biomechanical art, other wire art and visual art.
How long does it take for you to do a piece from start to finish? Anywhere from 30 min to 25 hours give or take. Most of my higher end pedants take me 10-15 hours to build. I also spend time sketching and coming up with designs. They are all made by hand from spooled wire in various sizes with pliers. All gemstones are set with just wire. No glues or added materials other than the gemstones and wires.
Where can we find your work? Examples of galleries, stores, and events you have been involved in. Rockton Gem Shop, Marcos Vapor, GangstaWrapz.co/shop , instagram.com/gangsta_wrapz , facebook.com/gwrapzdesigns
Is this your full-time job? If so, where do you work? This is currently my full time job. I work from home. I have a photo booth for online posts and listings, a finishing station for polishing and buffing pendants, and a desk for building pendants.
What are your future goals for your pieces? My goal is to keep growing and pushing my limits.
What is your background? I've always been very hands on and enjoyed building things. Around 2015 one of my friends purchased a simplistic wire wrap and I thought it was pretty cool and that I could probably make one. From there I fell down the rabbit whole and followed a bunch of wire wrap artists online and self taught myself. I've learned a lot over that time and still am.
What are you most excited about for DEVIATE? I sell most of my work online so I'm excited to be a part of this local event and to showcase my art to the community. I think my art is worth checking out because it’s unique and higher end wire wraps than what you would usually see at a flea market. And price wise I cater to a wide range.