Cynthia Out West can currently be purchased at Intrigue Ink in beautiful downtown Bozeman, Montana and is currently featured at Ecce Fine Art Gallery in the Emerson Center for Culture and Art, Running Bare Aesthetics in Bozeman, Montana and Lunds Fine Art in Park City, Utah. Full Etsy store at CynthiaOutWest.
Born and raised in Texas, silversmith Cynthia Wadley knew from an early age that she belonged in Montana. Bozeman's proximity to Yellowstone, 5 historic rivers and the surrounding mountains made it the natural choice.The Cynthia Out West Studio is situated in a repurposed shipping container located on the bank of the Gallatin River. Cynthia, her husband Toby and 2 English bulldogs, Tanner and Stogie, live in a beautiful treehouse on the river near her studio.Cynthia spends most of her time in the summer on a rock island in the Gallatin and in the river itself.
The souls of the river rocks have an irresistible pull that inspires most of the creative process.Regular treks into Yellowstone, Teton and Glacier National Parks also lend inspiration to original designs and fuel ideas for pieces that reflect the colors and atmosphere of our unique landscape.Cynthia Out West jewelry features all sterling silver handcrafted pieces which are hand forged and patterned. The river rock textures of the sterling silver used in some of Cynthia's designs are hammered out on river rocks from (and often in) and Gallatin and Yellowstone Rivers. Other patterns are milled and transferred on to sterling from all sorts of antique items, from door hardware to serving trays. Gemstones, diamonds, lake glass, buffalo bone, river rocks and other fun and interesting treasures are incorporated into some pieces. The signature hand forged scroll and hook front necklace closures are easily identifiable and all findings and components are hand made.Cynthia developed her silversmithing skills at Bear Canyon School of Arts.The mission of Cynthia Out West is to create beautiful, quality jewelry and honor the craftsmanship of durable goods. Owning a Cynthia Out West piece is truly owning a piece of Montana.
For a private showing please contact me at 406-539-8413 or direct message on Instagram or Facebook.