Cynthia Keele Johnson
Cynthia Johnson, Cynthia Moon Artisans
from my sunny studio overlooking the Missouri River. I’m way, way up
where a person can take inspiration from natures panorama; awe
inspiring lightning storms, turkey buzzards gliding gracefully on air
currents and the occasional stunning bald eagle.
About the art,
it started in 1966 when I made matching love beads for my boyfriend and
myself. This was followed by crocheting seed beads, braided leather,
macrame’ all forms of bohemian 60s art. After a 25 year career building
hiatus, I returned to creating
jewelry and put together my current studio.
work evolves constantly, but right now I am pulled to what I call Art
and ARTifact, old or found items combined with charms and symbols,
leather, semiprecious stones and pearls of all colors and shapes. Six
years ago I discovered antique African Trade Beads and these are
featured in much of my work. These beads, which I purchase
individually, are between 100-300 years old.