© Five Crows Gallery and Handcrafted Gifts | September 2012
Cynthia Franzek

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.