Born into an artistic family, Cynthia started drawing at an early age. Growing up in Michigan, and vacationing at many of the Great Lakes gave her the opportunity to collect many stones and fossils along the shorelines. This created a life long love of collecting and learning about minerals and gemstones.
In thirty years of creating her unique jewelry, Cynthia has perfected many aspects of jewelry making. She primarily uses the construction method, with some casting.
“There are many different ways in which my ideas come to me. I always have my stones within reach and view of my drawing table. This enables creating many different combinations with the stones. Surrounding myself with things that I love (Monet, Vermeer, Rembrandt prints, antiques and a beautiful studio), all lend very well to the creative process for me.”