RocksMapsandCrafts

Knotted Silk & Beaded Jewelry, Fine Crochet, Handmade!

Santa Ana, California | 357 Sales

RocksMapsandCrafts

Knotted Silk & Beaded Jewelry, Fine Crochet, Handmade!

Santa Ana, California 357 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars (118)

Announcement   FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING and reduced international shipping on all jewelry! I have successfully relocated from Northern California to Southern California and am getting my studio space set up again. Shipping is currently set at 1 week, though I'll certainly aim for faster than that. Happy Shopping!

Welcome! Everything in this shop is handmade by me (unless it's marked as "supplies") with joy and care and attention to detail. Please browse my shop and hopefully you'll find a little something for you, or someone you know, to enjoy. Or please convo me and give me the opportunity to make something unique and special just for you! Thank you for stopping by. :)
Cheers,
Sarah

****I have clip on earrings! I can swap out hooks for clips on ANY pair of earrings in my shop!****

*****Check out my sold items too! If you find something you like, convo me and I'll be happy to make something similar just for you!*****


P.S. Check out my website & sign up for my newsletter at http://www.RocksMapsandCrafts.com
find me on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/RocksMapsandCrafts
follow @RocksMapsCrafts on Twitter!
follow @RocksMapsandCrafts on Instagram!

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 13, 2018

FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING and reduced international shipping on all jewelry! I have successfully relocated from Northern California to Southern California and am getting my studio space set up again. Shipping is currently set at 1 week, though I'll certainly aim for faster than that. Happy Shopping!

Welcome! Everything in this shop is handmade by me (unless it's marked as "supplies") with joy and care and attention to detail. Please browse my shop and hopefully you'll find a little something for you, or someone you know, to enjoy. Or please convo me and give me the opportunity to make something unique and special just for you! Thank you for stopping by. :)
Cheers,
Sarah

****I have clip on earrings! I can swap out hooks for clips on ANY pair of earrings in my shop!****

*****Check out my sold items too! If you find something you like, convo me and I'll be happy to make something similar just for you!*****


P.S. Check out my website & sign up for my newsletter at http://www.RocksMapsandCrafts.com
find me on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/RocksMapsandCrafts
follow @RocksMapsCrafts on Twitter!
follow @RocksMapsandCrafts on Instagram!

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About

Why Rocks, Maps and Crafts?

My bachelor's degree is in geology, and I've collected minerals and pretty rocks since I was very small. I still have display cases of rock samples and minerals on the walls in my house. I learned Geographic Information Systems (GIS) when I was an undergraduate student, making digital geologic maps. During my first attempt at graduate school, I discovered I like GIS better than studying rocks and volcanoes. I quit grad school and followed my desire to make maps and learn more about GIS. I have been working as a GIS Analyst full time ever since and recently completed my second attempt at graduate school, with a Master of Geographic Information Systems (MGIS) degree. I started my small business as an outlet for my crafty side while I was working full time and attending graduate school part time (the perfect time to add another thing to my plate, I know). In addition to selling my crafty creations, I also sell rock and mineral samples I've collected over my years as a geologist. Occasionally, I'll even sell "mapigami" (giant paper cranes) made out of draft poster-sized map sheets left over from my day job. The title "Rocks, Maps and Crafts" is a natural fit to describe my primary interests in life.

Shop members

  • Sarah E. Troedson

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Sarah is a Sacramento, CA native who's been creatively crafting for over 20 years. She MUST create with her hands and loves when those things bring joy to others. She has 2 playful cats, a loving, supportive husband and the most adorable daughter.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Mar 24, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

Available upon request at no additional charge.

Custom and personalized orders

I'm HAPPY to make custom orders - contact me so we can work together to create the perfect item for you.

Ear Wire/Clip substitutions:

I carry
-Hypoallergenic Niobium hooks
-Sterling Silver Lever-backs
-Argentium Silver hooks
-Sterling Silver Posts
-Sterling Silver Clips (non-pierced)

There is NO charge for swapping out one style of ear wire for another or for clips. If you want something other than listed in the item description, leave a note in the message to seller/ notes box when you check out and purchase your item and I will make the substitution for you.

Necklace or Bracelet/Anklet Length:

I can almost always create a necklace up to 4 inches smaller or larger than the item description indicates without any additional fee.
I can almost always create a Bracelet/Anklet at any specified length without additional fee.

The exception to the above two cases are gemstone/pearl necklaces or bracelets/anklets. I'm happy to make whatever length you desire, but it may cost a bit extra. PLEASE contact me before your purchase to discuss changes in length and I'll do my best to accommodate your request.

Care instructions

I try to always include washing instructions for my handmade crochet/woven items. However, if you've lost them your best choice is always:
-machine wash cold, delicate cycle or hand wash.
-use a mild detergent.
-lay flat to dry.

Care instructions

If your silk cord jewelry eventually gets a little bit soiled from skin oils, etc. you CAN wash it - carefully:
-Rinse the jewelry in cold water in a shallow bowl
-Add a tiny drop of Dawn dish soap (the blue stuff)
-Work the soap into the silk cord with your fingers, gently, without tangling the cord or scratching/rubbing the crystals/gemstones/pearls against each other
-Rinse the jewelry in cold water until there are no bubbles and the water runs clear
-Hang or lay flat to dry