Cindy Mae Swee

Dakota Mae Design

Minneapolis, MN

2019 booth #15

Color, rhythm, balance, pleasing proportions, the natural world, and just about anything, can inspire me to create.
My love of gemstones began during my childhood while hunting for agates and thomsonites on north shore of Lake Superior.In the 1970’s I became hooked on glass beads as well, and started collecting vintage and unusual beads in the U.S.A., Europe and the Far East. 
I also make my own lampworked beads with Italian glass and enhance them with 22K gold and fine silver leaf, dichroic glass and encasing. I find making shapes and mixing colors to be very seductive.
Combining these creations with quality gemstones; sterling silver, copper and brass I’ve hammered, torched and stamped; Swarovski crystal; 14K gold and a variety of unique treasures and glass beads from my vast collection is rewarding. I am thrilled and finished with a piece when the design is beautiful, in addition to being wearable and timeless.

When designing I focus on color, balance, wearability, elegance and fun!

I am thrilled and finished with a piece when the design is beautiful in addition to being comfortable, wearable, and timeless.



© Cindy Mae Swee

© Cindy Mae Swee