Welcome to Rocks, Maps and Crafts.com – the online home for my small business.
I’m a composer working in silk, gemstones, pearls, crystals, precious metals, glass, and yarn. Handmade lampworked glass beads, silk cord, silver charms, bamboo fiber and baby alpaca yarn are the notes in my music. Colors and textures are the melody and harmony. The music I compose is fine jewelry and crochet accessories created with a sense of joy.
Necklaces are often hand knotted silk cord with Swarovski Crystals, Gemstones, Lampwork Glass or Pearls floating in place. Earrings are wire-wrapped, often clusters, that coordinate with necklaces or take the stage solo. Bracelets and anklets are petite versions of necklaces for delicate and delightful descants to the music. The metals making the framework of my jewelry compositions are carefully chosen; Argentium Silver, Sterling Silver or Niobium for what may touch your skin. Accents of silver plated fine-pewter make a few fun appearances.
Crochet accessories are all about color and texture. For it to be close to your skin, on your shoulders or around your neck, it must be soft. But it must also be lovely. The yarns I create with range from baby alpaca, merino, and lambswool to silk, cotton and bamboo, to acrylic and nylon and polyfiber. You must touch the yarns, and you must see them, they are all so beautiful and wonderful.