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Unzicker Design
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18:28 31 Jan 22
I love my newest piece from Unzicker Design. It's the Sunset Bracelet with Carnelian. I can wear it all the time. So comfortable.
Wolfie WigginsWolfie Wiggins
19:10 08 Sep 21
Ok where to begin? The quality of the product is top notch. Beautiful material and so comfortable. Elaine’s skills are outstanding! Every piece is precisely made and professionally finished.In addition to fantastic quality, the customer service is excellent. I had a funny circumstance where I could not get an exact size as it was a surprise gift. Elaine made it so ez for me. The bracelet I got fit my wife perfectly but she actually sent me two pieces, varying slightly in length, to make sure that I had a perfect gift on the actual day.I really appreciated her attention to detail and the super service. I’ll be shopping at her store again soon.Highly recommend!!Wolfie
Aline MareAline Mare
01:59 20 Feb 21
Such beautiful care and craft - Elaine made the extra effort to make sure of a perfect fit. Wonderful and very personal customer service. My bracelet is absolutely beautiful.
Hazel SchollHazel Scholl
01:27 16 Feb 21
I love my necklace. The artist was willing to customize it for me as well. I can't wait to wear it!
Taba KheradmandTaba Kheradmand
03:54 12 Jan 21
I absolutely loved my earrings and bracelet. They are fun, edgy and very light. Even though the bracelet had to be adjusted to fit my wrist size, I received them very fast.
12:24 15 Dec 20
I love the beautiful bracelet I bought. The designer was also willing to customize it for me, putting on a different type of bead. And she offered great customer service, helping me determine the right size, and then shipping it to me very quickly. I am very happy. Now I just have to see how long I can hold off the temptation to buy something else. No


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Wayne Art Center in Wayne, Pennsylvania
December 2, 2022 through January 21, 2023

I’ll be attending the CraftForms Gala Opening from 7-10pm on December 2. You’ll have to guess what I’ll be wearing! On December 3 from 1-4pm will be the Juror and Artist Talk. Yes, I’m planning a two minute talk. We’ll see if I can keep it that short.
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Elaine Unzicker

Elaine Unzicker

Artist and Women's Empowerment Couturière

I create seductive, wearable objects combining jewelry techniques with chain mail to caress the female body. As a child, I was taught to be quiet and not express myself even though I noticed creativity flowing through my grandmothers fingers in the form of quilt-making. I find my voice when I create art through the meditative state of linking one ring at a time. When knitted with thin metal wire and small rings this masculine, war-like material becomes extremely soft and flowing. The ritual of laying the transparent veil of chain mail on a woman invokes a sense of security and a feeling of empowerment. My creations are a merging of art and history in the intimate setting of a woman’s body.

Lately, I’ve become fascinated with the color and pattern of chain mail. I was reminded of the quilt squares my grandmother Minnie always had sitting by her chair. These thoughts led to a series of wall pieces relating to a quilt square format. “Legacy” being the first in the series, a pattern created using bright colors similar to hers. Translating the material to a wall format has opened a whole new venue for my art with new directions. 

An international, award winning metal/jewelry artist with a Master of Fine Arts degree from Illinois State University. Her work has been featured at the Smithsonian and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Through the Ojai Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, “The Triangle Dress was displayed at SOFA Chicago in 2018. She was featured in Intersection: Art & Life by Kevin Wallace published by Schiffer Publishing in 2018 and Chain Mail Jewelry by Terry Taylor and Dylon Whyte published by Lark Books in 2006,. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines and  newspapers. 

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