Rave Reviews

“I’ve known Cynthia for as long as she’s been working in the bead world, having haunted the first bead store where she worked, Beadniks on Martha’s Vineyard.  Her pieces are always fresh and current, and each bears a creative touch that is unmistakably hers.  She has a huge range of sources and is never shy about mixing metaphors to produce a piece of jewelry that will be as head-turning as it is flattering.”
~Kate Fowle, designer, katefowle.com

“Original Cyn jewelry is unique, beautiful and fun to wear. I am proud to be the owner of several Original Cyn pieces, all remain stunning in spite of frequent wear and timeless even though some of my favorites are several years old. There is the added benefit of buying from a talented, kind and lovely artist – Cynthia has made adjustments and special orders for me in a timely manner and always with a smile!”
~Ann Smith, Executive Director, Featherstone Center for the Arts

I contracted Cynthia to design jewelry samples for my Beadnik Stores. Her creative talents inspired my clients to execute their own  unbelievable jewelry….
We all need a little Cyn in our lives when it comes to design. ~Sally Roesler

“After several years, Cynthia’s is one of our original and most popular artisans. She exemplifies what our Artisans Festivals are about, meeting and selling to a growing number of regular customers who love her work.” ~Andrea Rogers, show manager, Vineyard Artisans Festivals, Martha’s Vineyard.

“I first met Cynthia McGrath in 2009. I took an instant liking to her unique and well crafted “Originaly Cyn” style. Since then I have purchased many additions to my collection. I get compliments every time I wear a piece. From her simple and elegant items to her over the top items, I love them all! What I find amazing is that she can create such beautiful things from found objects and out of the ordinary finds. She is truly a talent and I will continue to build my collection to wear proudly.”
~Debbie Boren, Owner & designer of Sew Me A Memory

“Original Cyn Jewelry is amazing. Cynthia is a creative, talented artist whose designs are always in style.  I buy her pieces for myself and as gifts for special friends.”
~Gin Wallace, Executive Director, Beverly Main Streets

My husband, Matt, and I were married on Little Harbor in New Castle, New Hampshire in September of 2009. Keeping with the coastal theme and color palette I had chosen, Cynthia designed my bridesmaids’ necklaces and matching earrings out of sea glass. They were exactly what I had envisioned; beautiful and unique. Cynthia generously gave me the bridesmaids’ jewelry as her wedding gift as well as a set for me. I wore the necklace throughout my entire honeymoon and it is still one of the “go to” pieces in my jewelry box. Wearing it brings back such sweet memories. Thanks again, Cynthia ~ lauren Kelleher

“Cynthia and I have been friends since high school. I remember when she first started making jewelry at Threadheads on Cabot Street. By the time I was ready to marry many years later, Cynthia talents were beyond simple jewelry crafting and well into the realm of artistic creations so when she offered to design my jewelry as a wedding gift I was overjoyed. I wore the beautiful pearl cluster earrings and twinned necklace for two days straight when they arrived a few weeks before the wedding. She also designed beautiful blue crystal necklace and earrings for maid-of-honor which I loved so much I actually stole them back. Good thing my maid-of-honor was my sister!”
~Melissa (Varnavas) Terrell.

“I have watched Cyn grow with new and exciting designs for over 15 year. Her ideas continue to be fresh, fun and endless. She is truly a unique designer!”
~Stacy DeClerque, Owner of  Just Bead It in Lake Placid, NY

“Cyn’s work is sublime. Her jewelry is irresistible. You see it, and you must have it either for yourself or as a gift for someone you love.”
~Alan Brigish, Documentary Photographer  www.mv-zen.com

“Original Cyn is just that….ORIGINAL!  There’s no one else as unique and hip as Cynthia.  Her work is beautiful, fun, inspiring, creative and one-of-a-kind!”
~Holly Damigella, Group Business Development Representative at General Growth Properties (GGP)

“We just started carrying Original Cyn Jewelry here at Soho Sanctuary spa in New York City.  It is flying out of here! Women in New York have literally thousands of choices when it comes to buying jewelry but we found an ‘Original’ in Cynthia McGrath’s beautiful, fun and flirty earrings, bracelets, and charms.” ~Soho Sanctuary, NYC

“Original Cyn is unique, amazing, and plentiful! We are all huge fans at Teen Vogue.” ~Rebecca Resnick, Senior Accessories Editor, Teen Vogue

“Look for Original Cyn to be a trendsetter when it comes to looking sexy from the beach to a night on the town.” ~Judy Gordon, style editor, Today Show & founder of TheTrendReport.com

“Original Cyn designs are inspired and vibrant–an original and memorable way to accessorize everything from a designer evening gown to your favorite pair of Levis!” ~Lia Macko, writer and media consultant., Co-Author of Mid-Life Crisis at 30

“Colors and textures in a special mix of pearls, stones & silver make each of Cynthia McGrath’s jewelry designs an Original Cyn.” ~Kathie McCarthy, London Ventures Company, Rockport, MA.

“I am so happy to have Cynthia’s authentic Vineyard beach stone jewelry in my store.” ~Claudia Canerdy Lee, Claudia, Vineyard Haven & Edgartown, MA

“My customers love Original Cyn’s rare vintage beads and that each piece they buy is one-of-a-kind.” ~Ted Hochheiser, owner, Annie’s Gallery, Newburyport, MA

“Original Cyn’s jewelry fits in perfectly with this beach resort town. We love that she finds the seaglass, beachstone, and seashells in her jewelry on the beach.” ~Jerry Visconti, owner, The Gypsy’s Suitcase, Vineyard Haven, MA