Every day for the next three weeks, you’ll be treated to topics chosen by guest posters who volunteered to pinch-hit on PCDaily. Their work allows me to travel worry-free. Shower them with comments!

Here are some ways you can get involved in my Nepalese adventure:

In this exotic bracelet Wisconsin’s Erin Prais-Hintz took a few beads I created for my trip and worked some magic. I asked for asymmetric and jangly and sent her to my Pinterest board to get a sense of my vision. I’ve been tossing ideas and inspirations onto Pinterest for months.

My eyes filled with tears when I saw Erin’s results on this and several other pieces which are better than what I had in mind and way better than what I could have done. Here’s Erin’s work on Flickr and she’s written about this project on her blog. Erin’s creations are carefully packed in my suitcase as I head out for a few weeks.

I can hear you all shouting, “Bon Voyage!” See you in December.

  • reply Eva ,

    Take care and all the best!

    • reply Alice Stroppel ,

      Oh my, the pieces are wonderful. I hope we all have an oportunity to purchase the finished pieces from Napalese woman. They are going to be so inspired by the work of you two talented people. Have a safe, happy trip.

      • reply Pati Bannister ,

        Bon voyage; travel well and safely. I have never been anywhere more magical than Nepal, though there are a few places in Thailand which come close …. your soul will never be the same; nor your heart.

        • reply Susan Nicklin ,

          Safe travels to you. Thank you for sharing your gift with the women of Nepal and the PCD community.

          • reply Randee M Ketzel ,

            The best of fortune to you and all the women whose lives you are about to become part of—may this be a life changing gift for all concerned.

            • reply Erin Prais-Hintz ,

              It was an incredible honor for me to collaborate with Miss Cynthia. Her beads are marvelous! The attention to detail, the loving placement of each embellishment…these are truly special. I wish you the safest of travels, an open heart for receiving all the goodness that will come your way through this trip, and eyes on the lookout for new inspirations! See you in December, Miss Cynthia!
              Enjoy the day!

              • reply Barb Fajardo ,

                The jewelry is just so stunning and perfect. You really are such a talented artist Cynthia…

                Hope you will have boat- loads (pun intended) of pictures and stories to share of your amazing journey! Be safe and take your waders!

                • reply Barb Harper ,

                  Cynthia, Safe and Happy travels to you.
                  Your unselfish concern for these women makes me ashamed that I haven’t done more to help my sisters. And what a perfect way to blend culture and clay and kindness. My prayers go with you.Barb

                  • reply iris mishly ,

                    Have fun Cynthia! this sounds like a real adventure!
                    wishing you a safe and enjoyable trip!


                    • reply carissa ,

                      Cynthia and Erin- what a beautiful symmetry you make together!
                      Cynthia, I hope you travel safely, learn tons, teach even more and come back knowing you have made a difference!

                      • reply suzanne ,

                        Cynthia, all the best for your adventure to come! may you be blessed with all the wisdom
                        you will encounter, from the women, and their joy from what they will receive and return to you!
                        have a safe trip!


                        • reply genevieve ,

                          I can’t wait to hear all about your trip Cynthia! You and Erin obviously both really did your homework in regard to design.

                          • reply Three luscious links ,

                            […] first heard of Erin Prais Hintz in PCD here when Cynthia Tinapple wrote about this bracelet Erin made using Cynthia’s gorgeous shisha […]

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