Bill Hargraves is an award-winning silversmith whose designs and jewelry can be seen throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Bill has designed jewelry for a wide clientele, including former President and Mrs. Reagan. He digs for, cuts, polishes, and sets many of his own stones. Bill’s designs are creative and varied, each taking into account the stone or material being displayed and the function of the piece.
Bill has conducted residencies and workshops for Kansas City Young Audiences since 1984. He enjoys sharing with students the joy and pride one feels when creating a beautiful piece of jewelry from only a few basic raw materials.