Integrating traditional metalsmithing techniques with textile
techniques is a signature feature for Cynthia Downs.
She combines techniques from both disciplines
to create sculptural jewelry.
As she describes her work, Cynthia says,
“Weaving is truly a meditative experience,
which also taught me patience.”
Cynthia’s design process centers around the stone.
She describes it as,
“Sometimes the stone may command a more elaborate setting
to tell its story. However, there are times it’s really all
about the beauty of the stone itself, and therefore,
is presented with simplicity and elegance.”
Lovely work meticulously crafted
with interesting gemstones will get attention
Prepare to be surprised at the range of work she has created.
There are many more designs to see