Elaine Unzicker

  ·  Artist Elaine Unzicker designs beautifully elegant stainless steel chain maille jewelry and accessories accented with gemstones and freshwater pearls for a truly one-of-a-kind look. She utilizes sheets of chain maille to create large wearable pieces like scarves, vests, and dresses. The intricate nature of the material also makes it possible to cut and solder smaller pieces like bracelets, earrings, and necklaces.

As a student she was drawn chain maille's soft and flowing qualities which contrast the individual hardness and spartan look of the metal. Questions like how does the piece lay on the body? and how does the piece move? are at the center of her design process. She holds an M.F.A. in jewelry and sculpture from Illinois State University. Her elegant chain maille jewelry is handmade in Ojai, California.