Welcome to Stones By Stalkers. We are often asked about our name. It seemed an appropriate name since Paul has been in the lapidary business for over 35 years and our last name is Stalker!
Paul hand cuts and polishes semi precious stones into cabochons and Cathy wire wraps them into unique one of a kind jewelry. A marriage of two mediums, stones and metal! Wire wrap is a time honored technique for cold working metal. No solder or glue is used in this ancient art of creating this type of adornment. Our heirloom pieces can be passed down from generation to generation.
Cutting semi precious stones begins with a rough rock cut into a slab. Paul then decides the best shape and pattern to bring out the beauty of the stone, grinding it on 6 different wheels to get the finished cabochon. He does NOT finish them in a tumbler like many other cutters do. His freeform style works well for wire wrapping as well as bezel setting.
Cathy is self taught and has been wire wrapping since 2002 when she received her first copy of the Wire Artist Jewelry Magazine. Learning the basics from the many artisans who contributed to the magazine, she developed her own unique style of wire wrap. Having a cab cutter in the house really helps with her ever changing designs!
Our work can be seen in several galleries as well as Rock and Gem shows and Juried Arts Festivals throughout the North East.
We hope you enjoy our work!
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