Basketry
Bath Salts
Candles
Ceramics
Chainsaw Carvings
Edibles
Gourd Art
Hand-spun Yarns
Jewelry
Knitting
Lampwork Beads
Ornaments
Painting
Pencil Drawings
Photography
Pottery
Sculptures
Shell Art
Stained Glass
Tapestry Bags
Ukranian Egg Art
Weaving
Wood arts (furniture, boxes, pens, mosaics, plaques)

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Meet Mickey Kunkle : Jewelry

Mickey Kunkle

I started out my artistic life as a fiber artist making coats and hand painted clothing. I couldn’t find the buttons I liked so I took a class in making glass beads and buttons. Seduced by the Zen experience of the flame, I made more and more beads and less and less clothing. But I didn’t want to give up my fiber techniques so I began incorporating fiber techniques into my jewelry.

Most recently, I have found polymer clay, Precious Metal Clay, gemstones and metalwork to be the direction I want to go. I like to mix media to achieve the look I want in my jewelry. I still go back to fiber techniques and incorporate it all in my work.

I like bright colors and geometric shapes and this directs many of my designs. Many of my pieces are bold but I try to keep it lightweight and wearable. I personally like to wear bracelets and funky earrings so I make a lot of different styles.

I’m a member of Potomac Craftsmen Gallery in the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA; CalvART Gallery in Prince Frederick, MD; and North End Gallery in Leonardtown, MD.