Hello, there!

I’m so glad you stopped by the shop.

People often ask me how I went from a sports marketing and public relations career to designing jewelry?

Well, my story is probably a lot like yours — full of twists and turns and a lot of grace!

I grew up surrounded by creativity with an artistic mom, brother, grandmother and a father who was a writer. Following in the footsteps of my father, I earned a degree in PR/Journalism and worked in Sports Marketing and Public Relations before deciding to stay home and raise my family.

I always had a passion for fashion and design and yearned to do something more creative. To work around my family’s schedule, I began to help a friend with her jewelry business and learn what women really loved about jewelry.

Then, antiquing, I began to see these beautiful little treasures just waiting to be repurposed into a unique, eco-chic jewelry.

So in 2006, I began creating funky things and haven’t stopped since!

I began hand-rusting crosses for necklaces, and now, over fifteen years later, I am still selling these crosses and other designs to retailers and wonderful customers across the country. 

I'm blessed to have the support of some really special retailers and customers who've continued to help me do what I love. I hope you enjoy your Funky Trunk Vintage jewelry as much as I've enjoyed creating it!

With love,

Amy McKernan