Welcome to Original Cyn's Handmade Jewelry

Thank you for dropping by.  What you will find here is like no other jewelry you might have seen.  I use only semiprecious stone, high end art glass, European crystals, and the finest glass beads.  There are antique "trade" beads which originated in Italy,  and pressed glass from Turkey.  A lot of these stones have names like "new jade",  "Russian" turquoise, and "parrot" stone.   These are slight deceptions because they so closely replicate the stone they are imitating. 

They are "real" stone but are usually more abundant than their counterparts and therefore less expensive.  Thus, they are referred to as "semiprecious".  This in no way diminishes their beauty and uniqueness, which is why I have chosen to use them. You can get a necklace made of aventurine and unless your friends are gemologists they will never know it isn't real Jade. 

I hope you find something you love, but especially enjoy looking at what I have created.  Each piece is one of a kind and because of the unique nature of natural stone and hand cut beads simply cannot be duplicated.

If you have questions about any item you can send me a message through the contact page.  If you will note the item number I will know exactly which piece you are inquiring about.

About the Artist:

I am the adopted daughter of an Army family and have lived in places around the world most "normal" families wouldn't think of as home.  These temporary homes have given me insight and understanding of many cultures which I have incorporated into my jewelry designs.  I have been stringing beads for almost 40 years and have learned metal smithing as well during my travels.

With my husband of 50 years we lived several years in West Germany and we were given the opportunity to live in West Africa for three years.  This last temporary home has influenced my design to a great extent because of the vibrant colors and unique bronze or brass beads and pendants they use profusely.

I hope you find something that speaks to you in my work.

Created by Cindy Gresham