Retirement rocks for Charlotte Crawford who began designing and making jewelry
in 2002. After taking classes to learn how to repair her old jewelry, a hidden talent
emerged of designing and making jewelry. It was using wire to wrap stones that intrigued
her creative interests.
Not having classes available in wire wrapping techniques helped to create her
own unique style of one-of-a-kind designs. Charlotte is open to the inspiration
of God’s gem stones, fossils and shells letting them speak to her to design jewelry
that is truly unique inspired wraps.
Her travels uncover interesting rocks and semi-precious gemstones. She cuts
stones into wearable size pieces; hand shapes, polishes, & designs, creating unique
hand made jewelry.
Charlotte has taken classes in wire wrap jewelry with Dale Nickels, a nationally
known teacher. She has incorporated her honed skills into her free-form wire wrap
Charlotte’s Journey with Creativity
Charlotte Crawford retired from her University of Illinois Extension career
as an area Educator in Consumer and Family Economics in southern Illinois.
Charlotte enjoys sharing her passion for God’s awesome rocks as wearable art
and her love of the natural and unique through teaching jewelry classes.
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Charlotte Crawford is a member of the Green Valley Lapidary & Silversmith Club. She
participates in 3 Green Valley, Arizona Arts and Crafts Fairs held annually in March
(1st Fri. & Sat.), Sept. (middle Sat. & Sun.), and Dec. (1st Fri. & Sat.). For other
shows or to custom wire wrap your stones, contact the artist directly.