Traveling polymer…and you can ride along

In preparation for my November trip to Nepal, I’ve been immersed in creating easy, fashionable polymer patterns that I can teach the women in the Samunnat project. The tour will be led by Australian polymer artist Wendy Moore.

I stand on the shoulders of many polymer artists who have taught me their tricks and tips over the years. You’ll find a little Toops, a dash of Korringa, a bit of Benzon, hints of Voulkos, a touch of Tinapple and more in these new designs.

You can be among the first to test out my crazy quilt/gypsy bead, bangle, and bowl designs in a class I’ll be teaching online on Craftcast on October 19 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Proceeds from the 90-minute class will help support the Nepal project. Sign up!

I’m anxious to report back to you on how Samunnat and other women-centered projects affect lives. Check out The Girl Effect (here on Facebook) to learn more.The videos are stunning.

To have polymer artists involved in efforts for change is exciting. Thank you for your help.

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  • reply Judy Belcher ,

    Just lovely, Cynthia. Always love to see what is on your workspace! So excited to see pictures from Nepal.

    • reply Iris Mishly ,

      This is beautiful Cynthia! The colors… Wonderful!
      I’m sure you are all excited about the trip, sounds it’s going to be an adventure :)
      have fun!

      Iris.

      • reply ~*Amber Dawn Goldish*~ ,

        ~*I love your patterns on the beads, Cynthia, I am looking forward to hearing more about the trip/tour and project- when you are back!*~

        • reply Melinda Hayes ,

          what a fun necklace!

          • reply Alice Stroppel ,

            You know I love these. I will be looking forward to hearing all about your trip. It’s such a worthwhile project.

            • reply jana ,

              Cynthia….I’m so happy for you that you get to have this experience in Nepal. I can’t even imagine how fulfilling and enriching it will be, not only to you, but of course to the women you encounter. The necklace is beautiful…all my best to you in your travels. And, YES to pictures!!

              • reply Wendy Moore ,

                Ah magnificent Cynthia, you have had a profound impact on us in more ways than you will know. It is 100% thanks to you that our little group has web presence and it is because of this web presence that we have had so much encouragement, love and support from the wonderful polymer clay community. You have also contributed to our “identity” and the pride we have in ourselves. It is an understatement to say that we are “beside ourselves with excitment” about meeting you face to face and hope when you come, that you get a sense of the profound difference this support and love makes to these women. Much love and thanks to all who have encouraged us…

                • reply Carolyn Good ,

                  The beads look great! Your trip sounds so exciting I wish I was going! I spent some time in Kathmandu and area 26 years ago and it was the most fascinating place I ever visited. Looking forward to hearing about your adventure!

                  • reply carissa ,

                    Have a productive, safe, and fun trip and kudos to you for your Good Sam efforts! I hope you teach this class more than once. It looks like scrumptious fun. Thanks for ALL you do!

                    • reply Shisha Bracelets From the Women of Samunnat Nepal | Polymer Clay Etc. ,

                      […] I’ve been following the women of Samunnat Nepal ever since Cynthia Tinapple said she was going to visit the women there to share her polymer patterns. […]

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