Cindy has been making beaded jewelry for the past twenty years. Many folks know her as the owner of “Canal Street Beads,” a retail bead store in Bellows Falls, Vermont, where she also shares her skill and knowledge giving classes for amateur beaders. She sells her own handmade beaded jewelry and accessories as “Maple Leaf Designs.” The care she takes in her craft and the joy of doing it are evident in her delightful, and delightfully wearable, creations. It’s obvious that Cindy loves beading and as she’ll testify: “I am so fortunate to have found a craft that not only has been my source of income for so many years, but also is my passion.”
River Artisans Cooperative is located in the center of Saxtons River Village, across from the Saxtons River Inn at 26B Main St. Open year round, RAC’s May–December hours are: Mon – Fri 12-5 • Sat & Sun 10-3. Over 50 juried members keep the store filled with a wide variety of items, each finely crafted by hand. New artists are welcome and may apply for membership at any time. To learn more about Cindy’s lovely work, or the River Artisans, please call 802-869-2099, visit www.riverartisans.com or, even better, stop in at the gallery!