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Featured Seller: Minicyn

Feb 1, 2012

by MiniCyn

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Tell us a bit about yourself.
Call me Cynthia or Loek Sia, whichever comes easily for you. My adult life has been filled with lots of adventure! I’ve lived in four countries and six cities to date. When it was time to decide what to do at university, I chose architecture but became distracted with with linguistics and art history. I actually ended up graduating as a silversmith, and it was my profession for a few years. Not long after that, I went on to study as a graphic designer and illustrator; I ended up making it work for the next 14 years. But here I am now, back to jewelry and loving every minute of it! To be honest, in between all that, I did enroll for a place in contemporary dance school, too. But I told myself, hey, you need to earn some money to pay off those student loans.

Apart from creating things, what do you do?
Listening to music plays a very big part in my daily life. It cures me of troubles and gets my spirit on the upside. Discovering new non-commercial musicians in my local city (wherever I may be) is always fun too. Melbourne was great city for that, I have to say. If I have some time left, I’ll squeeze in some reading (non-fiction) before bed. I enjoy getting physical by running or practicing Ashtanga yoga.

What would be the title of your memoir? Why?
I haven’t had time to think about writing my own memoir. Why? Because it’s not the end yet.

Where does your inspiration come from?
I don’t have a formula. Everything I do and the people I meet are more than enough to fill me with inspiration.

What does handmade mean to you?
Things that are made with love. When something isn’t, it has no soul. You can feel it.

Who has been most influential in your craft?
My mum. She’s beautiful and wonderful, and I have not met anyone like her to this day! I hope to be like her when I have children one day. She made and cooked everything for us from scratch; she also showed us that everything is possible without ever saying it. It’s magic!

If you could peek inside the studio of any artist, designer or craftsman (dead or alive), who would it be?
Picasso! He’s creatively playful and serious at the same time, which is a great combo.

What handmade possession do you most cherish?
Everything that my mum taught me to make, as well as her hand-drawn, hand-written recipe book. It’s so sophisticated, cute and funny… just like her!

How do you get out of your creative ruts?
I usually just turn to focusing on the technical side of jewelry making. It’s important to provide good quality handmade products. For the current handmade renaissance to last, it has to be sustainable not only for this generation, but to the next. Long live handmade!

Where would you like to be in ten years?
Doing what I’m doing now, but with a good, kind creative community beside me. I’d hopefully live in a warmer climate with the beach or forest nearby! Most importantly, I want to contribute what I’ve learned to the community (especially children).

Featured Seller Archive

3D Droplet hollow pendant silver necklace
3D Droplet hollow pendant silver necklace
Minicyn
$104.42 USD
Lapis Lazuli silver pendant in solid silver ball necklace
Lapis Lazuli silver pendant in solid silver ball necklace
Minicyn
$197.24 USD
Falling petals hoops earrings
Falling petals hoops earrings
Minicyn
$116.02 USD
Small Peach round Moonstone ball pendant necklace
Small Peach round Moonstone ball pendant necklace
Minicyn
$133.43 USD
Tiny black diamonds in Rose gold earrings
Tiny black diamonds in Rose gold earrings
Minicyn
$156.63 USD
Organic golden Yellow or Rose 14kt gold seedling studs earrings
Organic golden Yellow or Rose 14kt gold seedling studs earrings
Minicyn
$81.22 USD
Petite Diamond Solitaire 14kt Rose or Yellow gold Engagement ring
Petite Diamond Solitaire 14kt Rose or Yellow gold Engagement ring
Minicyn
$179.84 USD
Mini Double studded pyramid studs
Mini Double studded pyramid studs
Minicyn
$58.01 USD
Swirly French Cruller studs
Swirly French Cruller studs
Minicyn
$51.05 USD
Fantail crown solid silver ring
Fantail crown solid silver ring
Minicyn
$92.82 USD
Raining droplets bracelet
Raining droplets bracelet
Minicyn
$81.22 USD
Falling petals ring in White Yellow or Rose 14kt gold
Falling petals ring in White Yellow or Rose 14kt gold
Minicyn
$290.06 USD
Falling petals fine earrings in silver or gold
Falling petals fine earrings in silver or gold
Minicyn
$52.21 USD
Minicyn studded Maison square solid silver ring
Minicyn studded Maison square solid silver ring
Minicyn
$139.23 USD
Silvery Adam smile ring
Silvery Adam smile ring
Minicyn
$75.41 USD
2 tiered Square spangles in soild silver or Vermeil earrings studs
2 tiered Square spangles in soild silver or Vermeil earrings studs
Minicyn
$95.14 USD
Cleopatra Returns silver earrings studs with dots of 14kt gold
Cleopatra Returns silver earrings studs with dots of 14kt gold
Minicyn
$112.54 USD
Mini Coup de Coeur silver pin brooch
Mini Coup de Coeur silver pin brooch
Minicyn
$104.42 USD
Sequins galore twisted ring
Sequins galore twisted ring
Minicyn
$174.03 USD
Mystic Orient earrings studs
Mystic Orient earrings studs
Minicyn
$116.02 USD
Mini Spangley sequins 14kt solid Yellow gold
Mini Spangley sequins 14kt solid Yellow gold
Minicyn
$104.42 USD
Slice of Antarctic natural untreated diamond 14kt gold studs
Slice of Antarctic natural untreated diamond 14kt gold studs
Minicyn
$191.44 USD
Hammered organic 14kt golden dot studs earrings
Hammered organic 14kt golden dot studs earrings
Minicyn
$90.50 USD
Petal or Droplet Creoles silver earrings
Petal or Droplet Creoles silver earrings
Minicyn
$44.09 USD
Vermeil or Silver trio bubbly studs earrings
Vermeil or Silver trio bubbly studs earrings
Minicyn
$40.61 USD
Mini miniature studded Silver or Vermeil pyramid studs
Mini miniature studded Silver or Vermeil pyramid studs
Minicyn
$38.29 USD
Mini Spangles studs earrings in vermeil or solid silver
Mini Spangles studs earrings in vermeil or solid silver
Minicyn
$49.89 USD
Profile small silver or gold-plated droplette studs earrings
Profile small silver or gold-plated droplette studs earrings
Minicyn
$51.05 USD
Mini faceted droplet dangle silver earrings
Mini faceted droplet dangle silver earrings
Minicyn
$69.61 USD
Baby Silver hammered sparkles
Baby Silver hammered sparkles
Minicyn
$58.01 USD
Simple droplet dangle Vermeil gold plated silver earrings
Simple droplet dangle Vermeil gold plated silver earrings
Minicyn
$71.93 USD
Small droplette silver or vermeil studs earrings
Small droplette silver or vermeil studs earrings
Minicyn
$58.01 USD
Orchid silver coin pendants with dots of gold necklace
Orchid silver coin pendants with dots of gold necklace
Minicyn
$116.02 USD
A solid silver tubular silk cord bracelet
A solid silver tubular silk cord bracelet
Minicyn
$23.20 USD
Mystical Orient Amulet necklace on silver chain
Mystical Orient Amulet necklace on silver chain
Minicyn
$92.82 USD
Cleopatra half moon silver bracelet with ball of 14kt gold
Cleopatra half moon silver bracelet with ball of 14kt gold
Minicyn
$92.82 USD
Laurel Laurier ring in 18kt gold
Laurel Laurier ring in 18kt gold
Minicyn
$446.69 USD
Mini Diamond Toi et moi 14karat twisted yellow or rose gold and silver stacking rings
Mini Diamond Toi et moi 14karat twisted yellow or rose gold and silver stacking rings
Minicyn
$174.03 USD
The Droplet brooch pin in solid silver
The Droplet brooch pin in solid silver
Minicyn
$69.61 USD
Mini miniature studded Silver or Vermeil pyramid studs
Mini miniature studded Silver or Vermeil pyramid studs
Minicyn
$38.29 USD
7 Semainier twist and turn silver stacking rings
7 Semainier twist and turn silver stacking rings
Minicyn
$75.41 USD
9 twist and turn silver with 14kt yellow gold stacking rings
9 twist and turn silver with 14kt yellow gold stacking rings
Minicyn
$336.47 USD
Dancing solid silver grains long earrings
Dancing solid silver grains long earrings
Minicyn
$74.25 USD
Long legged 2 or 3 tiered articulated earrings in solid silver
Long legged 2 or 3 tiered articulated earrings in solid silver
Minicyn
$104.42 USD
Square spangles in soild silver or Vermeil earrings studs
Square spangles in soild silver or Vermeil earrings studs
Minicyn
$63.81 USD
Mystical Orient Amulet necklace on silk cord or silver chain
Mystical Orient Amulet necklace on silk cord or silver chain
Minicyn
$95.14 USD
Bigger faceted Diamond-like sterling silver studs
Bigger faceted Diamond-like sterling silver studs
Minicyn
$55.69 USD
14 karat Miniature golden duo bubble in yellow gold studs earrings
14 karat Miniature golden duo bubble in yellow gold studs earrings
Minicyn
$40.61 USD
Galactical 14 stacking ring with 14kt yellow rose gold and silver rings
Galactical 14 stacking ring with 14kt yellow rose gold and silver rings
Minicyn
$336.47 USD
Small droplette Vermeil or Silver studs earrings
Small droplette Vermeil or Silver studs earrings
Minicyn
$58.01 USD
Simple droplet dangle silver earrings
Simple droplet dangle silver earrings
Minicyn
$58.01 USD
Double Rolling Oh silver necklace
Double Rolling Oh silver necklace
Minicyn
$90.50 USD
Droplet Silver or Vermeil necklace
Droplet Silver or Vermeil necklace
Minicyn
$87.02 USD
Singular rolling Oh silver necklace
Singular rolling Oh silver necklace
Minicyn
$84.70 USD
Silvery Adam Smile ring in solid silver
Silvery Adam Smile ring in solid silver
Minicyn
$63.81 USD
Modernist Coin silver earrings
Modernist Coin silver earrings
Minicyn
$69.61 USD
Galactical Golden Cascade 14karat gold diamond stacking ring
Galactical Golden Cascade 14karat gold diamond stacking ring
Minicyn
$1,717.14 USD
Big droplette solid silver or vermeil studs earrings
Big droplette solid silver or vermeil studs earrings
Minicyn
$60.33 USD
Droplet Eve silver ring
Droplet Eve silver ring
Minicyn
$69.61 USD
Sequins galore II multi silver or gold-plated discs necklace
Sequins galore II multi silver or gold-plated discs necklace
Minicyn
$91.66 USD

286 comments

  • nearerthemoon

    nearerthemoon said 4 years ago

    Such sophisticated jewellery with a really unique asthetic.

  • Piggy

    Piggy said 4 years ago

    Beautiful. Congrats on the feature.

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations said 4 years ago

    Sophisticated and playful. Congrats on your success and happiness!

  • TwinkleStarCrafts

    TwinkleStarCrafts said 4 years ago

    Lovely pieces! Congratulations!

  • LauraBoyea

    LauraBoyea said 4 years ago

    Your jewelry is so lovely. Congratulations on the feature!!

  • LuzAmigurumiPatterns

    LuzAmigurumiPatterns said 4 years ago

    Beautiful! well done!

  • TheMillineryShop

    TheMillineryShop said 4 years ago

    Wow, amazing talent, congrats!

  • HouseOfMoss

    HouseOfMoss said 4 years ago

    Your work is gorgeous, and somehow you've created such a wonderful balance of flexibility and focus in your life. Congratulations on being featured!

  • knottysarena

    knottysarena said 4 years ago

    love your jewelry!

  • dayslonggone

    dayslonggone said 4 years ago

    Love your work! Beautiful! Congrats on the FS! Well deserved!

  • LuminousCreation

    LuminousCreation said 4 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! BEAUTIFUL handmade pieces... xoxo

  • KatrinMdmB

    KatrinMdmB said 4 years ago

    Beautiful work! I found my favourite too :)

  • lunaticart

    lunaticart said 4 years ago

    So happy and proud to see here, I remember talking to you about it a year back and here you are thanks to your talent, your hard work and why not to your beauty! I think I prefer Loek Sia!!!

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 4 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature ! So beautiful ! Cheers from France Paris too :)

  • mattyhandmadecrafts

    mattyhandmadecrafts said 4 years ago

    Superb! Congrats!!!

  • beliz82

    beliz82 said 4 years ago

    Beautiful shop and interview Congrats !!!

  • nicolabaker1

    nicolabaker1 said 4 years ago

    Congrats, lovely pieces.

  • compassionmalas

    compassionmalas said 4 years ago

    This is really inspiring. I loved reading all that you've studied and your thoughts about community and a sustainable handmade movement.

  • JasmineLund

    JasmineLund said 4 years ago

    Love your work and your vision! Congratulations on the feature! Blessings on you, your family, and your shop!

  • awaywiththebirds

    awaywiththebirds said 4 years ago

    Beautiful intricate craftsmanship

  • melaniefavreau

    melaniefavreau said 4 years ago

    I always been a big fan of your work! Congratulations! :D

  • BiloxiHousewife

    BiloxiHousewife said 4 years ago

    Congrats! love you work, very talented!

  • thehouseofhemp

    thehouseofhemp said 4 years ago

    yes! finally! love your stuff - well deserved! congrats :))

  • anakim

    anakim said 4 years ago

    I'm a big fan of your jewelry and it's really good to see you on the FP. Way to go!

  • Armalique

    Armalique said 4 years ago

    I've been a silent admirer for a while, your work is gorgeous! Congrats on your well deserved feature! : )

  • SeeDollyRun

    SeeDollyRun said 4 years ago

    Beautiful! Congrats on the feature!

  • KKSimpleRegalJewelry

    KKSimpleRegalJewelry said 4 years ago

    Congrats on the feature!! Love your work space!! ~KK~

  • grayworksdesign

    grayworksdesign said 4 years ago

    Love your shop, your designs, your art, your feature, your photos! All of it. Congrats! You deserve it!

  • RenataandJonathan

    RenataandJonathan said 4 years ago

    Beautiful work ! Thank you for sharing :))

  • BizzieLane

    BizzieLane said 4 years ago

    Congratulations on being Featured! Your work is just beautiful! Your love for your mum is even more beautiful! Blessings to you and your mum!

  • MVDesignInk

    MVDesignInk said 4 years ago

    Love your jewelry! Congratulations on the feature!

  • theaterclouds

    theaterclouds said 4 years ago

    I really enjoyed hearing your thoughts and it is wonderful that you are doing something you love.

  • RetroRevivalBoutique

    RetroRevivalBoutique said 4 years ago

    Truly beautiful work!

  • TresChicNmodern

    TresChicNmodern said 4 years ago

    I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE YOUR JEWELRY!!! IT'S BEAUTIFULLLLLLLLLLL!!! CONGRATS FOR MAKING IT ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP!

  • TheBakersDaughter

    TheBakersDaughter said 4 years ago

    Love the unique style to your work - congratulations and enjoy the feature!!!

  • pagepottery

    pagepottery said 4 years ago

    Congrats! You have beautiful jewelry :)

  • needlenerd

    needlenerd said 4 years ago

    beautiful shop! congrats!:)

  • SecretAura

    SecretAura said 4 years ago

    Beautiful work! Love your work desk....Congrats on the feature!

  • CelebrateToday

    CelebrateToday said 4 years ago

    Your work is beautiful! Congrats on the feature!

  • minta77

    minta77 said 4 years ago

    love your work :) training to be a silversmith now!

  • thebeadgirl

    thebeadgirl said 4 years ago

    awesome feature. beautiful work! i hope my kids think of me the way you think of your mum! so endearing. congrats on the feature!

  • NicoleNicoletta2

    NicoleNicoletta2 said 4 years ago

    congrats, very nice shop!

  • gemagenta

    gemagenta said 4 years ago

    one of my fav shops! i love your delicate work! congratulations :)

  • TrishaFlanagan

    TrishaFlanagan said 4 years ago

    Long Live Handmade!!! I love it! Congrats on being a featured seller!

  • kumosgreetings

    kumosgreetings said 4 years ago

    Lovely work!

  • PosketsPapers

    PosketsPapers said 4 years ago

    Congrats on your feature. Your work is wonderfully detailed & beautiful!!

  • ThePattypanShop

    ThePattypanShop said 4 years ago

    Beautiful jewelry!

  • LiliDMagpieCreations

    LiliDMagpieCreations said 4 years ago

    You do such beautiful work with wonderfully clean timeless designs...Love it! Great interview, and I just had to say that I'm experiencing some major jewelers bench envy here...sigh! ;) Best Wishes for a Great Year! Lili D :)

  • twoknit

    twoknit said 4 years ago

    Beautiful work ! Congratulations !

  • HoneyThistle

    HoneyThistle said 4 years ago

    what a great feature, and such cute jewelry! I can echo that sentiment about wanting to have a forest nearby :)

  • julsandmaude

    julsandmaude said 4 years ago

    Lovely work!

  • mrsnickcharles

    mrsnickcharles said 4 years ago

    Such an eye for detail and beauty. I'm a fan for sure.

  • expressyourself

    expressyourself said 4 years ago

    Great work!

  • YetiShack

    YetiShack said 4 years ago

    Great interview! Love your work and your story - a free spirit indeed!

  • MootiDesigns

    MootiDesigns said 4 years ago

    Beautiful Work. Congrats on the feature!

  • UnderMilkWood

    UnderMilkWood said 4 years ago

    I love the stacking pluto's, great workbench too

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 4 years ago

    Beautiful shop! Congrats!

  • grimmandgrete

    grimmandgrete said 4 years ago

    Beautiful work and shop!! I enjoyed reading your story. Congrats and continued success!!

  • coonbelle

    coonbelle said 4 years ago

    Wonderful article! And your work is beautiful! Congrats!

  • oddlyeven

    oddlyeven said 4 years ago

    Great work congrats!!!

  • AlisaDesign

    AlisaDesign said 4 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • nomilktoday

    nomilktoday said 4 years ago

    I am so happy to see her as a featured seller!Exactly one year ago I bought a wonderful ring from Minicyn for my mothers birthday!!!!:)!!!

  • MoonHalo

    MoonHalo said 4 years ago

    Congratulations! You have a wonderful shop!

  • peshka

    peshka said 4 years ago

    Love your work!

  • CocoBijou

    CocoBijou said 4 years ago

    Truly beautiful things! ...and a refreshing interview as well! Congrats!!

  • thetootsiewootsie

    thetootsiewootsie said 4 years ago

    great work loved reading and wonderful shop!

  • volkerwandering

    volkerwandering said 4 years ago

    Such unique jewelry!

  • EggMoneyQuilts

    EggMoneyQuilts said 4 years ago

    Gorgeous work! Congrats on being featured!

  • stellasavestheday

    stellasavestheday said 4 years ago

    Yay! I have always loved your shop, Cynthia...Congrats to you! You deserve the attention! xo

  • TwistedWhimsyDesigns

    TwistedWhimsyDesigns said 4 years ago

    Your work is beautiful! Congrats on the feature, much deserved!

  • madebyzigzag

    madebyzigzag said 4 years ago

    Lovely work! Congratulation!

  • KristinNoelDesigns

    KristinNoelDesigns said 4 years ago

    lovely style. Beautiful and understated. Congrats on the feature!

  • BagNoir

    BagNoir said 4 years ago

    Sooooo happy to see you here Cynthia!!! Congrats :) :)

  • reginasanders1

    reginasanders1 said 4 years ago

    You are personable with "MAD SKILL'S" ! I enjoyed reading about you and viewing your beautiful work!

  • Turquoiserayn

    Turquoiserayn said 4 years ago

    How beautiful ! I especially love the relationship with your mother. I credit my own,and so glad to have her work with me,and inspire me daily. Your work is beautiful,many blessings,Jennifer

  • Silverswanstudio16

    Silverswanstudio16 said 4 years ago

    Beautiful inspiring work!

  • rozzie

    rozzie said 4 years ago

    Gorgeous, labour intensive work. Inspiring!

  • AnnaLela

    AnnaLela said 4 years ago

    Beautiful! well done!

  • Eklektisch

    Eklektisch said 4 years ago

    Great work. Congrats on the feature. Well deserved, excellent job!

  • LoftFullOfGoodies

    LoftFullOfGoodies said 4 years ago

    Great interview. Love your work!!

  • auldlangsyne1

    auldlangsyne1 said 4 years ago

    Congrats on the feature!! ~KK~

  • juliani

    juliani said 4 years ago

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE HER WORK!

  • AltogetherLeather

    AltogetherLeather said 4 years ago

    Your work is so pretty and I love that photo of you! So interesting that you've lived in so many places, and I can see the various inspirations in your jewelry. :)

  • dekoprojects

    dekoprojects said 4 years ago

    What a positive person! I just gave up my study, as I studied architectural engineering and it definetely was NOT for me. Now I feel like I'm born again, after all these nights spend on sitting with projects and energy drinks as a substitute od sleeping. But everybody tells me I did wrong giving up, even if I tell them I'm happy now.

  • joy228

    joy228 said 4 years ago

    I have several of your pieces for myself and for gifts. I love your work and it is nice to see where all your creativity begins. I wish you many more great successful years ahead. A great article too!

  • HolmesandWatson

    HolmesandWatson said 4 years ago

    Finally, a shop that I thought long ago deserved to be a featured seller! Great interview as well; congratulations!

  • LAccentNou

    LAccentNou said 4 years ago

    Reading how you adore your mom I want to call my mom :) Your jewelry is beautiful! Congrats on the feature!

  • jibbyandjuna

    jibbyandjuna said 4 years ago

    Cynthia you are an excellent craftsman (that attention to the technical side of silversmithing has definitely paid off)! Congrats on this well deserved spot as featured seller!

  • DeerLola

    DeerLola said 4 years ago

    Have been admiring your work for some time now ! It is truly unique. Congrats on the feature !

  • wwbc

    wwbc said 4 years ago

    Exceptionally beautiful creations! Love the mini tags. Terrific interview.

  • Poiriers

    Poiriers said 4 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! Your workmanship rocks. It's great to see someone doing something they love!

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 4 years ago

    Such beautiful work! Your jewelry is amazing. Congrats on the FS!!! =)

  • SusiesBoutiqueTLC

    SusiesBoutiqueTLC said 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your article. Beautiful jewelry. Thank you.

  • LavenderField

    LavenderField said 4 years ago

    Interesting interview, beautiful creations. Congrats!

  • graycat26

    graycat26 said 4 years ago

    Your work is gorgeous!!! I loved reading about your creative process. COngrats on the story and best of luck! :)

  • HappyWhoos

    HappyWhoos said 4 years ago

    Such beautiful jewelry!! Nothings beats handmade. Great interview. Congrats!

  • kathyjohnson3

    kathyjohnson3 said 4 years ago

    So pretty! I love the floral designs, congratulations!

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 4 years ago

    Great article and beautiful designs.

  • audreytolove

    audreytolove said 4 years ago

    love your design!

  • hausofcake

    hausofcake said 4 years ago

    wow beautiful jewellery! love the workbench setup too its so pretty :)

  • BurashiArt

    BurashiArt said 4 years ago

    Beautiful jewelry creations! What nice praise for your mum!

  • nivenglassoriginals

    nivenglassoriginals said 4 years ago

    Your work is exquisite! Thanks for sharing!

  • Ainurcrochet

    Ainurcrochet said 4 years ago

    Great your jewerly. Congratulations!

  • AnnealedHeart

    AnnealedHeart said 4 years ago

    Lovely. I have had a crush on your shop for some time. Those little french pastries are so cute! I love what you said about sustainable work- so true. Congrats and continued success!

  • oktak

    oktak said 4 years ago

    So glad to see you featured! I'm sure you'll gain lots of more fans like myself :)

  • gardenmis

    gardenmis said 4 years ago

    Such a sweet + inspiring interview! I love your work station ~ simply beautiful! Best wishes for a bright future filled with your heart's desire! :)

  • RedFernVintage

    RedFernVintage said 4 years ago

    I live your workspace! Organized clutter!

  • TheOwyheeEmporium

    TheOwyheeEmporium said 4 years ago

    I love the part about "if its not handmade it has no soul" I couldnt agree more, congratulations on the Feature !

  • EvgeniyaMaslakova

    EvgeniyaMaslakova said 4 years ago

    You are so beautiful! And I am in love with your work!

  • pillowlink

    pillowlink said 4 years ago

    Your jewelry is special!

  • MagpieWorkshop

    MagpieWorkshop said 4 years ago

    Absolutely fabulous work.

  • katuasha

    katuasha said 4 years ago

    congrats, very nice shop!

  • 2vcreative

    2vcreative said 4 years ago

    Awesome work and I love that you so admire your mum.

  • shopbobbi

    shopbobbi said 4 years ago

    lovely work...

  • EmeraldCut

    EmeraldCut said 4 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful, unique jewelry with clean, crisp lines. Love it! Congrats on being a Featured Seller!

  • dianepaganpoetry

    dianepaganpoetry said 4 years ago

    So beautiful to read your words Cynthia!! And yes: long live handmade!

  • SpiritJoyDesigns

    SpiritJoyDesigns said 4 years ago

    A wonderful inspiration...

  • nuevodesigns

    nuevodesigns said 4 years ago

    Beautiful work, congrats!

  • greenphilosophie

    greenphilosophie said 4 years ago

    ♥...:)

  • Ahkriti

    Ahkriti said 4 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! Lovely work!

  • lilinspirations

    lilinspirations said 4 years ago

    Gorgeous! Congrats on the feature!

  • LichenAndLychee

    LichenAndLychee said 4 years ago

    Congrats! Love your jewelry and love your idea of a beach side group studio. sign me up ;)

  • PoetryofObjects

    PoetryofObjects said 4 years ago

    I love the delicate sweetness of your pieces....grounded yet flying with inspiration!

  • LiuRokSilver

    LiuRokSilver said 4 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congrats on the feature!

  • BrandybuckClothiers

    BrandybuckClothiers said 4 years ago

    LOVE the jewelry. Thanks for choosing to feature this seller.

  • KettleConfections

    KettleConfections said 4 years ago

    So beautiful and elegant - love the nature inspired themes, makes me think of spring already!

  • sixthandmain

    sixthandmain said 4 years ago

    gorgeous pieces! i think i have found my new favorite jewelry maker! :) xx

  • LavaStudio

    LavaStudio said 4 years ago

    what inspiring work and words! I adore your shop and your unique touch! Congratulations and all the best to you and your adventures ahead! :)

  • BlueMoonLights

    BlueMoonLights said 4 years ago

    Your work is beautiful! Congrats on the Feature!

  • AscendedEarth

    AscendedEarth said 4 years ago

    Your jewelry exudes such beautiful, serene, spiritual energy....it's simple, creative, and classy, just gorgeous! Congratulations!

  • invitemedesigns

    invitemedesigns said 4 years ago

    I've admired your beautiful work for a long time. Congratulations!

  • wearthou

    wearthou said 4 years ago

    Lovely interview - so nice to hear how family is so important to you. I agree! A toast to your success!!! Well deserved.

  • WingedWorld

    WingedWorld said 4 years ago

    Very elegant designs!

  • lilarubyking

    lilarubyking said 4 years ago

    congratulations Cynthia! so happy to see you here at long last, much deserved!

  • themefragrance

    themefragrance said 4 years ago

    One of my favorite shops! Love all the pieces- beautiful work, beautiful presentation!

  • brookeelissa

    brookeelissa said 4 years ago

    Beautiful original designs. I love how you have followed where your spirit has taken you. Congratulations!

  • couturedecals

    couturedecals said 4 years ago

    Great interview! I love your work!

  • wiredandfired

    wiredandfired said 4 years ago

    Beautiful work - just beautiful. Congratulations on the feature.

  • redbarnmarketplace

    redbarnmarketplace said 4 years ago

    B E A U T I F U L. Congratulations on being featured - your jewlry is stunning.

  • ginnyhuber

    ginnyhuber said 4 years ago

    Wonderful work-and feature!

  • IngasHandKnits

    IngasHandKnits said 4 years ago

    Congrats! I like very much what you doing! I wish you more and more success in the future!

  • littleshopofphotos

    littleshopofphotos said 4 years ago

    Very beautiful!! Congratulations!!

  • YouniquesRings

    YouniquesRings said 4 years ago

    Congratulations ♥

  • midnightinsavannah

    midnightinsavannah said 4 years ago

    Beautiful work and Beautiful Person!

  • Niftic

    Niftic said 4 years ago

    Love your mantra and your work! Preserving the past with integrity is so very important.

  • joykruse

    joykruse said 4 years ago

    Again, Beautiful Work and Beautiful Person!

  • MissPattisAttic

    MissPattisAttic said 4 years ago

    I love your work especially the coral ring. Thank you for sharing your life and work. Your story about your mom was so sweet, I enjoyed it so much. Much success in your work. Patti

  • Candies64

    Candies64 said 4 years ago

    So excited I will finally own a piece of your beautiful work! Thank you.....and yes "long live handmade."

  • zvoni123

    zvoni123 said 4 years ago

    Congratulations, it's great to know that some people still care about quality as well as aesthetics. Well done!

  • LoveFromCapeCod

    LoveFromCapeCod said 4 years ago

    Love how you have expressed yourself. And.. how your Mum is your inspiration. I love how you write about her. Your shop is lovey... your creations ... VERY special. So happy for you being a Featured Artist. :) ~Sandi

  • PattiTrostle

    PattiTrostle said 4 years ago

    Sounds like you have already had a very interesting life. Thank you for sharing you story and showing us your work space. Your work is beautiful! I wish you much success!

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 4 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • seraphicdreams

    seraphicdreams said 4 years ago

    Congrats! Your work is awesome!

  • Pakbrat

    Pakbrat said 4 years ago

    Nice interview.

  • KSDBYHAIKU

    KSDBYHAIKU said 4 years ago

    Stunning work!

  • kathiroussel

    kathiroussel said 4 years ago

    you're every bit as lovely, in all ways-- as I imagined Cynthia! So wonderful to find you and your beautiful work featured here! Best wishes!

  • cloud9designstudio

    cloud9designstudio said 4 years ago

    beautiful work and great article.

  • junkgarden

    junkgarden said 4 years ago

    I am in love with your tag necklaces! Beautiful work!

  • katrinaalana

    katrinaalana said 4 years ago

    Congrats on your feature!

  • JZinn

    JZinn said 4 years ago

    Great interview! I've loved minicyn since I first saw Cynthia's work on Etsy; it's nice to learn a bit about her and her process.

  • delightfuldownsizing

    delightfuldownsizing said 4 years ago

    LOVED hearing about your mom! I have a good relationship with my mom as well. I saw a necklace & ring I think I need...good work!

  • kiranofindaly

    kiranofindaly said 4 years ago

    Gorgeous work. Two tone pieces are beautiful.

  • BrooklynLoveDesigns

    BrooklynLoveDesigns said 4 years ago

    lovely!

  • SolDelSur

    SolDelSur said 4 years ago

    I love your aesthetic, so clear. Your images say a lot about you, too. And the interview, down to earth, straightforward. Congrats!

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 4 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • Benally

    Benally said 4 years ago

    exquisite! thanks to etsy for introducing me to such a talent. :)

  • michaelhutton1

    michaelhutton1 said 4 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured! Love your beautiful jewelry!

  • gretchenmist

    gretchenmist said 4 years ago

    great interview! am a huge fan of your beautiful work. gorgeous photos too. congrats :)

  • martora

    martora said 4 years ago

    Amazing jewelry!

  • Shallot

    Shallot said 4 years ago

    Awesome works!

  • sianykitty

    sianykitty said 4 years ago

    so inspiring, she is beautiful and her work are just formidable!

  • Craftelina

    Craftelina said 4 years ago

    Dear Loek Sia, Many thnaks for telling about your life and work. It is a beautiful story and we were very happy to reveal your jewelry too. Best of luck!:)

  • airun

    airun said 4 years ago

    Congrats Cynthia! Your jewelry is really beautiful and impeccable! I'm a follower of your work ;)

  • HenrietteWhite

    HenrietteWhite said 4 years ago

    Lovely work!! And congratulations on you front page status!! You definitely deserve this!! Good luck!

  • donelliott

    donelliott said 4 years ago

    Wow! Beautiful & Inspiring! Congratulations ~

  • KarensLoom

    KarensLoom said 4 years ago

    Love your designs and those antique knives are incredible!! Congrats on the feature.

  • FeltNatural

    FeltNatural said 4 years ago

    Unique, never seen anything like this before. Beautiful work, congratulations on the feature.

  • loul2b

    loul2b said 4 years ago

    Great interview and awesome work !! Bravo ... !

  • MadisonStreetBeauty

    MadisonStreetBeauty said 4 years ago

    Great work! Congrats!

  • ImagineThatCustDesig

    ImagineThatCustDesig said 4 years ago

    Congrats Cynthia! Exceptional peices and I really enjoyed your Interview Thank You for Sharing! ~Tammy

  • robinbassjewelry

    robinbassjewelry said 4 years ago

    gorgeous jewelry... thanks for sharing your story. Good Luck in all you do.

  • juliesadorabowls

    juliesadorabowls said 4 years ago

    I love your work! Sounds like you were blessed with an extraordinary mother!

  • ARabbitNamedMolecule

    ARabbitNamedMolecule said 4 years ago

    Your jewelry is so beautiful; the only thing more so is your wonderful interview. Congratulations on being the featured seller! Much success and love to you!

  • weathergirl

    weathergirl said 4 years ago

    Love your shop! It is one of my favorites. Congratulations!

  • jojosvintagecupboard

    jojosvintagecupboard said 4 years ago

    Your jewelry is so lovely! Congrats on the feature!!

  • lunahoo

    lunahoo said 4 years ago

    Congratulations Cynthia! I love your beautiful pieces of jewelry!

  • BernadetteGourder

    BernadetteGourder said 4 years ago

    Beautiful jewelry, excellent interview. Mothers do mean the world!

  • ostreicher

    ostreicher said 4 years ago

    love

  • meravartzi

    meravartzi said 4 years ago

    Your work is gentle yet strong, i enjoy it very much. Greetz, Merav.

  • bernabermek

    bernabermek said 4 years ago

    congrats!

  • Lunule

    Lunule said 4 years ago

    love, love, love. i have two pairs of minicyn earrings and love their understated elegance. so nice to read about the person behind the work. hope you have many more interesting journeys ahead and much success with your business.

  • wordinspired

    wordinspired said 4 years ago

    Stunning pieces- congratulations on your feature! Such a light touch you have! All the best Rebecca

  • ladaworks

    ladaworks said 4 years ago

    Beautiful.

  • mcaro

    mcaro said 4 years ago

    i like what u create, i'm a jewellery designer too, just started my own stuff now, it's really encouraging to read your interview...keeping the love of what we do, it's great!

  • violintide

    violintide said 4 years ago

    Wow, very beautiful pieces! Congratulations on being featured!

  • shtaim

    shtaim said 4 years ago

    Your work is beautiful, and it shows your architect's origin.. congrats!

  • redhardwick

    redhardwick said 4 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congrats on your feature! :)

  • seasidecloth

    seasidecloth said 4 years ago

    Really like the delicacy in your work.

  • TWELVEandCOVET

    TWELVEandCOVET said 4 years ago

    Such beautiful work! And I really like your ethos, both in your design practice but also in your life. And if I may say - you are absolutely beautiful by the way!! total babe.

  • chrislovesbunky

    chrislovesbunky said 4 years ago

    Surpassing Beautiful - Amazing Talent!

  • Shab2Chic

    Shab2Chic said 4 years ago

    Your designs are beautiful especially the floral tags....love them! Congratulations on being featured ..... Much continued success!

  • filamentostore

    filamentostore said 4 years ago

    Excellent work, congratulations !

  • ripecardsandjewelry

    ripecardsandjewelry said 4 years ago

    Beautiful and delicate artisan jewelry! Love it :)

  • Nikifashion

    Nikifashion said 4 years ago

    Awesome!

  • vurvdesign

    vurvdesign said 4 years ago

    Funny how many creative types are drawn to architecture, then drift away as the reality of the profession is so different from the romantic ideal. I too studied architecture (M.arch) then found a much more personally satisfying path. But you know, your work is beautiful, and I bet the architecture background influences how you create! Nice work!

  • janiceartjewelry

    janiceartjewelry said 4 years ago

    Great interview. Love your work!

  • FibberMcGeez

    FibberMcGeez said 4 years ago

    Simply beautiful work…as you are and your inspiration. Congratulations on your featured article! Well deserved.

  • juliegarland

    juliegarland said 4 years ago

    Your jewelry is beautiful! Congrats on the feature!!

  • pinocean

    pinocean said 4 years ago

    So happy to see you here, Cyn :) I love your beautiful work. Congratulations!!

  • CharcoalChalk

    CharcoalChalk said 4 years ago

    Congratulations on the article Cynthia! You know I love your jewellery and your style and loved reading a bit more about your background. Well done!

  • elleestpetite

    elleestpetite said 4 years ago

    Beautiful work, congrats on being featured.

  • MiniCyn

    MiniCyn said 4 years ago

    Hello all you lovelies for taking time out to comment argh!! Many thank you's and merci's for your notes, compliments – both to me and my gorgeous 2nd hand bench that were meant to be mine ;) xx

  • MiBEShab

    MiBEShab said 4 years ago

    deux mots ......... belle {Bravo;) Love your creations and what your about in general, language,travel, Human beings......what more could a girl ask for :)

  • searchnrescue2

    searchnrescue2 said 4 years ago

    Congratulations for being featured, I hope it brings you MANY sales to pay off your loans with! Your work is gorgeous! All our best wishes ~

  • sandboxcastle

    sandboxcastle said 4 years ago

    These are absolutely beautiful pieces! Wow! And those workspace photos look so productive yet serene

  • TrivialityLab

    TrivialityLab said 4 years ago

    Absolutly fantastic, beautiful work! Congratulations on being featured.

  • sadiedesignsca

    sadiedesignsca said 4 years ago

    Oh my gosh, your jewelry is absolutely stunning and your studio space looks like the perfect space to get work done in. Congrats on the feature!

  • SkinnyKnits

    SkinnyKnits said 4 years ago

    Love your work! Congrats!

  • marsia

    marsia said 4 years ago

    I love your aesthetic--and your workspace! Keep making such excellent products!

  • pushkin

    pushkin said 4 years ago

    absolutely simple & beautiful. congrats on being featured, very cool!

  • MissMaggiesPlace

    MissMaggiesPlace said 4 years ago

    Very nice feature. I love the way you talk about your Mum. :)

  • LovesCreations03

    LovesCreations03 said 4 years ago

    Amazing work! Congratulations on the feature!

  • NaturalandVintage

    NaturalandVintage said 4 years ago

    your jewelry is really beautiful and unique... congrats on the success and the feature

  • MaggiePaggieDesigns

    MaggiePaggieDesigns said 4 years ago

    Beautiful work and a lovely interview. Congrats on the feature!

  • outwardbound

    outwardbound said 4 years ago

    pure awesomeness!

  • twistedsticks

    twistedsticks said 4 years ago

    Lovely items. Congrats!

  • LoraJK

    LoraJK said 4 years ago

    Very nice, creative jewelry. Congratulations on your interview! Mothers are so wonderful!!

  • hellobinturong

    hellobinturong said 4 years ago

    i find my inspiration in everything i do and the people i know as well! your work is gorgeous.

  • GlasHalo

    GlasHalo said 4 years ago

    Inspiring life. Inspiring story. Inspiring jewelry. Thank you.

  • bellaesteves

    bellaesteves said 4 years ago

    Sorry but I think your prices are a little high. As for your designs, I have seen this or something like it before. Not so ga-ga like everyone says they are.

  • bellaesteves

    bellaesteves said 4 years ago

    Boring!

  • SomsStudio

    SomsStudio said 4 years ago

    Your pieces are so unique!! Congrats on the feature!

  • sewwhatsnewfabrics

    sewwhatsnewfabrics said 4 years ago

    Very pretty! I think I am more fascinated with your work bench than anything else...so much things to play with. :)

  • FauxFurPetBakery

    FauxFurPetBakery said 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature. Beautiful pieces illuminating from a gracious heart and love and appreciation for your mother - what could be wrong with that?!? Best wishes to you in the future. May you continue to enjoy more and more success.

  • OliveLongstocking

    OliveLongstocking said 4 years ago

    Simply stunning ! Keep doing what you love and were meant to do ! Best wishes X

  • bally1989

    bally1989 said 4 years ago

    Cool!

  • edwardheinz

    edwardheinz said 4 years ago

    AMAZING!!!

  • MirandaVincent

    MirandaVincent said 4 years ago

    I want that first ring with 3 gemstones - now I need to persuade someone to buy it for me.....

  • SimplyCutebyKarin

    SimplyCutebyKarin said 4 years ago

    Lovely interview and beautiful work! I hope to buy something from you soon.

  • HighPointFarm2010

    HighPointFarm2010 said 4 years ago

    Wonderful items...

  • 1OutAnAbout

    1OutAnAbout said 4 years ago

    Love'm all..great work

  • sweetsarahcardsandtr

    sweetsarahcardsandtr said 4 years ago

    love your items, they are very unique

  • cthings

    cthings said 4 years ago

    Congrats on getting featured!! Beautiful jewelry and I like the picture with your tools and you. Love your work studio too!!

  • PJsBedBugs

    PJsBedBugs said 4 years ago

    Congratz on your feature! Lovely jewelry and photos.

  • elihv

    elihv said 4 years ago

    Just beautiful....

  • danaconnor

    danaconnor said 4 years ago

    Very Beautiful! Congratulations.

  • VidaDoce

    VidaDoce said 4 years ago

    Your shop is beautiful!! Congrats on the feature, that is so exciting for you. :)

  • Florist

    Florist said 4 years ago

    Congratulation Cynthia! Lovely artwork!

  • garnettgirl

    garnettgirl said 4 years ago

    LOVE!

  • birdhouseaccents

    birdhouseaccents said 4 years ago

    Congrats

  • SF2012

    SF2012 said 4 years ago

    Really beautiful work. Loved reading it.

  • lifeartdesigns

    lifeartdesigns said 4 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • MrsCraftyRVing

    MrsCraftyRVing said 4 years ago

    Cynthia - I love both your names!! Major Congrats on your natural flare for style. Beyond Beautiful work and one to envy....

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 4 years ago

    Congrats! Great work!

  • OpusMuse

    OpusMuse said 4 years ago

    So glad to see my most admired jewelry artist being featured! I love your work, very inspiring...Congrats! :)

  • earchitecture

    earchitecture said 4 years ago

    When I grow up, I want to design jewelry just like yours!

  • seule771

    seule771 said 4 years ago

    What you do and say are lovely. I don't know why but MiniCyn makes me say Niacin.

  • loriglorie

    loriglorie said 4 years ago

    Love your work, beautiful!!

  • PurpleToedGypsy

    PurpleToedGypsy said 4 years ago

    lovely silver work. inspiring

  • MyHumbleJumble

    MyHumbleJumble said 4 years ago

    Clean, simple, elegant. What more is there to say? Oh yes, beautiful!

  • ezliving

    ezliving said 4 years ago

    Nice work! congratulation!!

  • RenaissanceDays

    RenaissanceDays said 4 years ago

    Wonderful looking jewelry. I love the designs and the craftsmanship. Clean and elegant style while being very creative. Thank you for sharing with this article.

  • HouseofMeDina

    HouseofMeDina said 4 years ago

    Love the Sky Blue Topaz Jewelry. Best of wishes on continued success. Please check out my store, for artistic, one a kind fashions.

  • dubrovskaya

    Maria Dubrovskaya from dubrovskaya said 4 years ago

    Incredibly beautiful jewelry!

  • MissToryDesigns

    Lina from MissToryDesigns said 4 years ago

    So refreshing to hear that you honour your mother ! Love your beautiful work.

  • AgJoyas

    Fernanda Y Jérôme from AgJc said 4 years ago

    Congrats!! love your work

  • seattlite890

    seattlite890 said 4 years ago

    Wow, you really do look like Lucy Liu! Beautiful jewelry too ;-)

  • lenkamuchnik

    Elena Muchnik from lenkamuchnik said 4 years ago

    Sooo much fun!!!

  • lenkamuchnik

    Elena Muchnik from lenkamuchnik said 4 years ago

    Fine Jewelry! Cool store! Good luck!

  • mykonos

    mykonos from mykonos said 4 years ago

    Lovely work!!

  • shellypsoulcircles

    Shelly Porter from ShellyPorterArtworks said 4 years ago

    Elegant Simplicity....the interview and the merchandise. Congratulations!

  • JaimieWare

    Jaimie Merrell from JaimieWare said 4 years ago

    I love your designs! Simple and elegant!

  • ElwynJewelry

    Ema from ElwynJewelry said 4 years ago

    Beautiful jewelry! Keep up :)

  • sandstormcreations

    sandstormcreations from sandstormcreations said 4 years ago

    Beautiful work ! Congrats on the feature.

  • YellEureKa

    Mena N from MyFlowerWorld said 4 years ago

    Love your work station. :) Congratulations!

  • CoopyCoop

    Elle Santos from ElleSantos said 4 years ago

    Love your jewellery!!

  • CoopyCoop

    Elle Santos from ElleSantos said 4 years ago

    oh and great interview :)

  • diamondsbysonja

    Sonja Taylor from diamondsbysonja said 4 years ago

    Your work is beautiful and filled with such passion. I love the way you speak about your mother. I am sure that you have made her very proud.

  • RescuedRemnants

    Liz Harter from RescuedRemnants said 4 years ago

    Great interview and great jewelry!! (o;

  • BBmaxy

    BBmaxy said 4 years ago

    Beautiful pieces that I'm proud to own and wear.

  • meshkadesign

    Malgorzata Manka from meshkadesign said 4 years ago

    Best of luck to you! ♥ Your work is beautiful. Keep going.

  • shreyasi22sharma

    Shreyasi Sharma from ShreyasiSharma said 4 years ago

    tres beaux bijoux!!! et merci d'etre tres consciant de l'environnement

  • stylesbychanel

    stylesbychanel from OnnyWear said 4 years ago

    Very nice, wish you much success!!

  • tichaparis

    Sandrine from tichaparis said 3 years ago

    I love your work, all is very nice. I wish you a lot of success, again and again.

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  • BetaPorHomme

    Beta and Raitis from BetaMenswear said 1 year ago

    So minimalist yet so powerful! Really amazing jewellery, great that you have found your dream!

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