© Five Crows Gallery and Handcrafted Gifts | September 2012
Five Crows Gallery & Handcrafted Gifts
Five Crows is an artist owned shop established in 2002 in historic Natick Center showing the handcrafted works of more than 120 regional artists.
Because we have a relationship with all our artists, we can easily facilitate custom orders and help create those stories that last a lifetime.
There is a wide array of gifts available to suit every occasion, starting at less than $25. These include jewelry, pottery, paintings and prints, designer clothing and handbags, children’s items, quilts, fiber arts, glass and much more.
Free gift wrapping is included with every purchase.
Cynthia Franzek has been making jewelry since 2008. When I needed something to occupy my hands while my mother and I were dealing with the after effects of her cancer treatment I found a booklet at the local fabric shop that contained information and examples of wire crochet jewelry. I had been crocheting with yarn from a very early age so found changing mediums from fiber to wire not difficult. After experimenting with the many design options using different types of wire and sizes of beads I discovered a technique that leant itself to making this elegant design. I settled on fine non-tarnish silver wire with Swarovski pearls and crystal and Argentium wire with fresh water pearls. The lacey open appearance comes from how the crochet stitch is placed within the piece.