About Mike Stone

StoneWorks is a mix of my life long personal interest and coincidence. First is music, I'm a guitar, bass, and banjo player. Second is rocks, I love all rocks, geodes, fossils, and turquoise. The coincidence, my last name is Stone.

StoneWorks was started on my small farm outside Dallas City, IL, on the banks of the Mississippi River, in 2009.  When my kids were young a typical summer weekend included walking the local creeks looking for fossils, geodes, and arrowheads. That hobby lead me to the question "Whats next?" so I decided to learn everything I could about semi precious stones, geology, and lapidary processes. I bought lapidary equipment and began cutting stones.

One day my buddy Rusty asked me to make him a custom stone guitar pick. He had lost his fingertip in a farm accident and was having a hard time holding a standard pick. Rusty loved his pick so much that I ended up making 300 more and they sold out quickly at a couple of local shows. My standard "What's next?" question came up and StoneWorks was born.  

Today StoneWorks has over 185,000 Facebook fans, and ships picks to customers across the globe.