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Charlotte Godfrey in Metal Lace Dress

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So Fun!

I wore the bracelet to dinner the other night- it is so fun to wear – its lightweight and feels so lovely on the skin.
I love it!
Emily G.


WELL, your lovely shawl and gauntlet were the hit of the wedding rehearsal cocktail party. I got a million compliments!
Thank you Elaine – I just love how nice these works of art feel and, make me feel when I wear them 🙂

Take it Off

I bought your necklace at the Baltimore Craft Show. The only problem is, people keep asking me to take it off so they can feel it. If you receive requests from the Philadelphia area, they probably come from me — because I wear the necklace a LOT.


Referring to our newsletter: “Hopefully it highlights to others that these pieces are not just fascinating apparel, they are experiential and very personally expressive.”

Robin, Syracuse, New York

Fashion Armor

“Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life.”

Bill Cunningham

Most Comfortable

It’s the most comfortable piece of jewelry I own. People always come up to me and ask if they can touch it.

Minnesota Customer


I got the scarf and IT IS WONDERFUL!!! I love it to pieces! Thank you again for your excellent work and my wonderful statement piece. May you have continuing success in all your endeavors! Hope to see you again.


Very Happy

We…just got back from D.C. and we went to…the Phillips Museum. And low and behold, in their gift shop was some of your mesh jewelry. Of course, there are a couple of necklaces that I bought my daughters and…my own necklace…that I always get compliments on. …it makes me very happy that other people will see your beautiful work.    J. W. Ventura, CA
Craft Nouveau Exhibition
Elaine Unzicker

Elaine Unzicker

Artist and Women's Empowerment Couturière

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. 


From the age of 7, I developed a deep connection to nature. My parents moved my two brothers and I to 8 acres of land in central Illinois. Surrounded by farmland and few neighbors, I sought refuge in being alone in nature. A special tree was my haven where I could feel the wind in my face, hear the birds, and oversee everything. It nurtured my strong intuitive side. And, also the ability to take notice of seemingly incidental details: the way the texture of the bark feels in my hands, the amazing delicacy of a hole in a leaf. Details for the beginnings of an artist and a big surprise for my parents as I decided to pursue an art degree. 

Life as an Artist

 After graduating with my M.F.A., I moved to Chicago where I married, divorced, and married again; this time the love of my life. That divorce led me to discover myself through therapy. Yoga came in to brighten my soul and keep me calm – I still practice. And, the idea of having my own business in the arts came into being. In January of 1993, just before I was to appear in my first show the following month, my father passed away at the age of 56 of a heart attack. The shock of it pushed me to seek out a strong spiritual path. More than one spiritual healer appeared magically to help me deal with my father’s death.

 I did continue with my business and along the way sought out soul growth and development. One of my artist friends was a Reiki practitioner who suggested I delve into Reiki and so I too began practicing Reiki. A substitute teacher for my yoga class pestered me into taking a Tai Chi Chih class. I was convinced before going that I wouldn’t like it; after all, yoga was working for me. I showed up for class, the sub was nowhere to be found (and never seen again), and kept going back. It was awesome and the Tai Chi Chih instructor encouraged me to become a teacher. Oh, and let’s not forget to say that I met my husband in one of my classes.

 The nourishment of my inner self brought me to Ojai. Here, I began to create one-of-a-kind dresses and clothing from stainless chain mail, in addition to my jewelry. Women who tried on my creations said they felt confident, bold, ready to take on the world. I began to have a deeper understanding of what I do with my artwork and thought, “What if I could bring that feeling of empowerment forward for others in a new way.” 

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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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