block prints and brooches

Odessa, New York 262 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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block prints and brooches

Odessa, New York | 262 Sales

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Cynthia Cratsley

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Cynthia Cratsley


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Cratsley Creations

My dad was a salesman, and I surely inherited the gene. My first sale was a drawing of a deer on a piece of slate to a classmate in 6th grade. I then graduated to original valentine cards, pyrography on wood fungus and Van Gogh t-shirts that I hawked on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum.

I became an art teacher and I dabble in a little bit of everything as a result: painting, printmaking, basketmaking, crafts, fiber arts- I love it all!

What I really enjoy making and wearing is origianal jewelry made of fused plastic. I've been making fused plastic pins for 20 years! The best part for me artistically is that I can make them in a short amount of time, something I don't have much of now that I have three sons! I like that I can sit down and make a few finished products in an hour or so, it fulfills my need to be creative and it's so much fun knowing there are people out there who like to wear my creations!

Lately I have really loved making linoleum block prints. I love carving the image and the physicality of printing them. I also like that prints are very affordable. My boys and I love the hobby letterboxing- which is a treasure hunt for hidden rubber stamps- often around landmarks or in parks. We have designed and carved original stamps to hide. Check out for more information- it is a lot of fun!

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  • Cynthia Cratsley Harrington

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