Let’s Fall in Love With Fall Colors

The signs of fall are coming!  Down here in South Texas, we had our first Northern come through, and bring our temperatures down to a delightful 75! The colors of fall fashion are fast approaching as well.  The great news is, fall is colorful!  And one fashion trend holds strong this year, denim is still in!  Bonus, all the “Fall Fashion Colors” pair beautifully with it! From rich and deep burgundy hues, to asphalt gray and unexpected pops of orange, below are just a few color trends, and the glass that goes… Read More

A Personal Remembrance

Years from now you may pick up a piece of your jewelry and it will bring back a memory. Whether it is the memory of the fun you had when purchasing your new piece of jewelry or what the piece of jewelry represents to you. A beautiful friend of mine, Martha, approached me the other day with a request, to hold a memory even closer to her heart. Her first husband, the father of her children, died several years ago. Although there were pictures, she wanted something more for herself, and her… Read More

The Art of Lampwork Glass

The Lampwork Glass Bead: If you were to walk into my booth, at an art festival, on a beautiful sunny day, the first thing I would ask you is “Are you familiar with lampwork glass beads?”  Most would say “No!”.   I get a little excited when a visitor says no, because then I get to explain how it is done! How it is Done: The process of making a glass bead begins with heating glass rods, using a torch, until the glass becomes molten, then it is formed around a bead mandrel… Read More

The Meaning Behind the Mandala

You may have heard me say it before, but I really did not find my voice in my work until I started drawing my own mandalas to use as a part of my jewelry designs. I really feel like that was the point that my pieces took on a whole new meaning. Yet, there is more to it than that. The mandala is so full of history and significance. It is a composite work of art that combines patterns, symbolism, and meaning. The Different Meanings of a Mandala Although the literal meaning… Read More

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About Me

“Cindy Gentry Designs was born out of my love of working with my hands. It has been with me all my life, just not always utilized.

I delight in living and creativity. Both bring me great joy.” “by Cindy

As a child I was driven to create with my hands. I loved working with clay, painting, fabrics, all sorts of materials. Always inspired by the nature around me, its colors and shapes giving way to more ideas.

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