CygnetSilks

Hand-Painted Silk Arts for the Body and the Spirit

Portland, Oregon · 161 Sales

CygnetSilks

Hand-Painted Silk Arts for the Body and the Spirit

Portland, Oregon 161 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(45)

Announcement   Welcome! I hand paint original pieces on silk: scarves, wraps and scarf-necklace hybrids and decorative altar/tarot cloths. If you don't see quite the right thing, please contact me to talk about a custom painting.

Each piece starts with a blank white silk. I draw in the lines and paint in the colors with a brush. Each one is original and no two are alike. Some are adorned with chains or stones to give extra texture.

Videos of my painting process are posted here so you can see:
https://www.youtube.com/c/Cygnetsilks

I work from Sequoia Gallery + Studios at 136 SE Third Street, Hillsboro, Oregon, and can be found at art shows around the Pacific Northwest. The art show schedule can be found at www.cygnetsilks.com

ABOUT SCARF SIZES:

* Small - 8x54 inches: this is a very typical small scarf size. Good for the petite and for folks who don't like scarves too big or fluffy. Good for wearing with a single knot or wrapped around once.

* Medium - 11x60 inches: an average light scarf. Probably the size I sell the most often. If you aren't sure what size is best, this is a safe bet. Good for wearing with a single knot or wrapped around once, but with a little more play.

* Large - 14x72 inches: A bit more to play with. If you like a fluffier, bulkier scarf, or to wear it doubled in half, this is ideal. Wear it doubled or wrapped around a couple of times.

*Wrap - 22x90 inches: A luxurious size for a wrap round the shoulders, or a big scarf with lots of play.

*Necklaces: This is a cross between a scarf and a necklace. It's one circle that can be doubled up or worn open if you prefer. Great if you like a scarf but don't want anything bulky or stifling like some scarves can be.

More details at www.cygnetsilks.com

With love,
Cheryl Frances

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 30, 2017

Welcome! I hand paint original pieces on silk: scarves, wraps and scarf-necklace hybrids and decorative altar/tarot cloths. If you don't see quite the right thing, please contact me to talk about a custom painting.

Each piece starts with a blank white silk. I draw in the lines and paint in the colors with a brush. Each one is original and no two are alike. Some are adorned with chains or stones to give extra texture.

Videos of my painting process are posted here so you can see:
https://www.youtube.com/c/Cygnetsilks

I work from Sequoia Gallery + Studios at 136 SE Third Street, Hillsboro, Oregon, and can be found at art shows around the Pacific Northwest. The art show schedule can be found at www.cygnetsilks.com

ABOUT SCARF SIZES:

* Small - 8x54 inches: this is a very typical small scarf size. Good for the petite and for folks who don't like scarves too big or fluffy. Good for wearing with a single knot or wrapped around once.

* Medium - 11x60 inches: an average light scarf. Probably the size I sell the most often. If you aren't sure what size is best, this is a safe bet. Good for wearing with a single knot or wrapped around once, but with a little more play.

* Large - 14x72 inches: A bit more to play with. If you like a fluffier, bulkier scarf, or to wear it doubled in half, this is ideal. Wear it doubled or wrapped around a couple of times.

*Wrap - 22x90 inches: A luxurious size for a wrap round the shoulders, or a big scarf with lots of play.

*Necklaces: This is a cross between a scarf and a necklace. It's one circle that can be doubled up or worn open if you prefer. Great if you like a scarf but don't want anything bulky or stifling like some scarves can be.

More details at www.cygnetsilks.com

With love,
Cheryl Frances

Cheryl Frances Cameron

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Reviews

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(45)
gmmagall

gmmagall on May 2, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This beautifully handcrafted silk scarf is so light and delicate. The chains and onyx stones add such delightful detail. Very well crafted and falls wonderfully on the neck. Shipping was very quick and painless. I'm very pleased with my purchase and highly recommend this seller!

Tori Stivers

Tori Stivers on Apr 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I custom ordered this scarf for my step-daughter, because I wanted the colors to complement her blue eyes and blond hair. The artist did a fantastic job, and my daughter is very pleased with it.

titanleo

titanleo on Apr 6, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This stunning piece looks like a real ethereal moth, and is one of the most beautiful and special things I have bought on Etsy! It is very special to me and two real moths appeared in my bedroom the first night I took it out. Pretty magical! This cloth truly is magnificent and took my breath away when I first saw it in person. The color combo and the wings evoke the spirit of a beautiful translucent moth -graceful, delicate and a visitor across the veil of space and time. I think what caught my eye about Cheryl's work is that her animals look real and the color is exceptional to every handmade creation. This particular one is simply lovely and perfect for my tarot and altar. The color is spot on and the moth totem is just wonderful. Thank you Cheryl!

titanleo

titanleo on Apr 6, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Color was off with this one, more like a steel blue than a turqouise as pictured but still gorgeous and well made. It is very detailed and beautiful to look at. Seller even offered to swap it off for a closer color match which was very generous. Very detailed and will be a great altar piece for years to come. Many thanks!!

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Updates

Freshly painted silk mandala, still on the painting frame.

About

A girl falls in love with silk painting, and runs away to the northwest to paint and dance and wander in the forest.

A few years ago I realized that my life needed to revolve around my art, after a while working in web development. I began painting as much as I could. When I discovered silk painting, I fell in love with it, and it took over my life.

I don't have any formal training, I learned through research, experimentation and making every mistake that could be found. It is a tricky art form, but a beautiful one. I began selling at a small market in Central Illinois, and got my work into a few local shops.

Since then I have moved out to Portland, Oregon, and paint full time. I sell at the Portland Saturday Market most weekends and work from my shop and studio in Portland. I feel fortunate to be able to live my art and spend my days doing what I love.

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Shop members

  • Cheryl Frances Cameron

    Owner, Paintress

    Paintress, lover of dance, adventure, color, good tea and good people.

Production partners

  • Symbiosis Printing

    Portland, OR

    They print reproductions of my original paintings on silk for greeting cards.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 21, 2016
I am an artist working out of Portland, Oregon. If you have any questions or ideas, please contact me - I'm happy to have feedback, requests, and communication in general.

If you have any problems with my shop, or any snags in the ordering process at all, please let me know!

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Payment
Please make your payment within 72 hours of purchase, or I will re-list the item.

You can use Paypal to pay with a credit or debit card without your own Paypal account.
Shipping
I will ship items within 1 week of receipt of payment.

Any customs fees applied to all international orders which is beyond our control, and is the responsibility of the buyer.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will do my best to make the photos representational, but the colors may not be exact due to lighting, monitor variation, etc. So I won't issue refunds for that reason. But if there is something wrong with the piece, or if you really really hate it, I will issue a refund within 21 days of shipment. If there is a problem, talk to me and we'll find a solution.
Additional policies and FAQs
Washing and Care:
All of my silks care colorfast and handwashable. Just use a gentle detergent and then air dry. A medium iron is fine to use if you like.