Michele Kurpisz Designs~Metal and Beadwoven Jewelry

Rochester, New York

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Michele Kurpisz


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From Fiber to Metal; From Loom to Bench.

I started out as a weaver and handspinner. For over a decade, I could not get enough of soft, colorful fiber. I spun yarn for the sheer delight of how it felt and the seeing the colors (and the colors that people dye wool with are absolutely mouthwatering!) meld together into handspun yarn.

My weaving followed a similar path. I was a color weaver, not a process weaver. The pleasure of seeing the interaction of the colors was what kept me going through the tedium of threading and sleying the loom. Dressing the loom was pure work, but seeing a handwoven textile develop beneath my hands was sort of miraculous. And the finished product is really without equal.

Jewelry has always been a significant part of my life. About 4 years ago I took a jewelry making class and learned to work with metal. It was a transformational moment in my life, and I've never looked back. Now I am focusing on making jewelry, but textile techniques keep sneaking in. It makes sense and I think in the future it will help me to create and define my creative voice.

Thanks for sharing the journey with me!

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  • Michele Kurpisz

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I design and make everything in my shop. It's all me!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Hi! Thanks so much for visiting my shop. I do special orders so if I can help you with anything or if you have a special request or questions, just convo me!

Everything that you see in my shop is created with my own two hands. I pride myself on good craftsmanship. I am a perfectionist about tiny details so you can be sure you will receive a well made, quality piece of jewelry.

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I accept:

* Paypal: You do not need to have a PayPal account to make a credit card purchase.

*personal checks: Please include your phone number on the check. I will mail your purchase as soon as your check clears.

*money orders


Timing: I will ship your purchase within 3 business days. If there I cannot meet this schedule, I will let you know.

Urgent Shipping Needed: If you need it shipped sooner, please let me know and I am happy to accommodate if it's at all possible. Additional shipping charges may apply.

Shipping Service: Shipping is generally done through USPS first class mailing.

International Orders: International buyers are responsible for any taxes, customs fees or other fees related to importing goods.

Additional policies and FAQs

I love to make one of a kind items! Fancy special event pieces are what really make my heart go pitter-patter, so I definitely accept custom orders. Just convo me on Etsy or contact me via Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/MicheleKurpisz or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MicheleKurpiszDesigns and we'll get started!