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Welcome! My name is Cynthia and I'm originally from Houston TX but spent most of my adult life living in sunny Southern CA. I went to undergraduate school in Reno, and graduate school in Irvine, CA. Later going back to beautiful Lake Tahoe where nature inspires me most.

My Mother was an Artist and Father an engineer, but have always favored the Artist side of my family. As a young adult I worked and studied at the Houston Fine Arts Museum and Art Institute of Houston, later attending art academies whenever and wherever I could in Idyllwild, Irvine and O.C. California.

I am drawn to colorful gemstones contrasted with pearls and different textures. I strive to think outside of the box and provide exotic and interesting pieces that range from complex to simple and classy, always challenging my skill set…

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  • Joined July 21, 2010

Favorite materials

Argentium Silver, Blue Gem turquoise, unique faceted gemstones, copper and other colorful metal alloys, glass enamel and any mixed media

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About

Welcome! My name is Cynthia and I'm originally from Houston TX but spent most of my adult life living in sunny Southern CA. I went to undergraduate school in Reno, and graduate school in Irvine, CA. Later going back to beautiful Lake Tahoe where nature inspires me most.

My Mother was an Artist and Father an engineer, but have always favored the Artist side of my family. As a young adult I worked and studied at the Houston Fine Arts Museum and Art Institute of Houston, later attending art academies whenever and wherever I could in Idyllwild, Irvine and O.C. California.

I am drawn to colorful gemstones contrasted with pearls and different textures. I strive to think outside of the box and provide exotic and interesting pieces that range from complex to simple and classy, always challenging my skill set.

Sterling Silver and Gold is what I use most - the more layers and textures the better. My pieces often reflect multi-cultural designs that I find in ancient arts and lithographs. Wiring, PMC, and Glass Enamel are all up to fair game.

I am a registered artisan with Argentium International Lmtd. Argentium is a premium sterling silver that is fully recycled, nickel free, and becoming world renowned as the best you can find because of it's color and resistance to tarnishing. (Visit the Argentium Guild for more information http://www.argentiumguild.com )

Each piece is hand crafted in my home studio. Each are unique, hand crafted and most often a one-of-a-kind stone. Thus, you won't see any piece twice, making them a perfect gift for someone special, or personal treasure for yourself.

My overall goal is for the buyer to feel the piece they've chosen was made just for them. Each taking a part of my spirit with it . . .

For more contemporary designs, please visit my other Etsy site at ArtiCyns.etsy.com

Enjoy!

Cynthia

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