Cynthia Wainscott

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Industry Arts
Occupation Designer
Location United States
Introduction As I reflect upon the exotic cultural richness of my home country of Peru I craft my jewelry based upon the vibrant people costumes, architecture, and childhood memories of my past. After many preliminary sketches I meticulously select only the most beautiful and unique materials that I import from Peru. I delight in working with Murano glass, Alpaca Silver, Sterling silver, shells, turquoise, water pearls, crystals, coconut, leather, ribbon, stones, butterflies and exotic seeds to create the perfect harmony in every design. In addition to my Peruvian materials I also incorporate brass pieces from the U.S. The variety of my materials allow me to explore different techniques, embossing hammering and painting metal, crocheting copper wire for a bracelet to twisting wire into different shapes for a necklace. All of these techniques combined with my unique materials coalesce into a modern, elegant, and nostalgic style of jewelry that is worthy of the name of my business, Exotic Peru.