Cynthia is Apache and Navajo and comes from Tohajilee, New Mexico. She is inspired by working with beading great Alta Platero and from living with the Plains Indian tribes of Montana. Cynthia is a Fancy Feather Shawl dancer and wears her beadwork for the dances. She is a Founder of the American Music Awards and Native American World Peace Organization. She is also an actress and has been in two movies: Buffalo Girls and Big Man, Little Man. Cynthia puts a lot of love, time and intention into her pieces and hopes they will bring joy to the wearer.