About Cindy Mitchell.... The Lone Wolf
I am a Colorado native, and have long embraced the influences of nature and southwestern culture on my life. I have practiced several art forms throughout the years, including painting, drawing, stained glass, writing, and playing several musical instruments.
I then discovered the art of the silversmith. I have always loved jewelry, and especially southwestern jewelry. To be able to design and craft such jewelry? I found my passion!
One morning at the beginning of my new journey I looked out the window of my Colorado mountain cabin, and saw a lone gray wolf standing on the ridge. She was alone but fearless, she was determined and focused. She knew she would find her way. I named my business Lone Gray Wolf Design, and she has been a mentor for my journey forward since.
Today's world is fast paced, high tech and mass produced; and that's wonderful for many aspects of our lives. Art, culture and tradition should not be lost however; they provide the balance of matters of the heart. Being a craftsman, continuing a tradition, and hand making each piece myself in my studio brings me great satisfaction and balance to my life.
Please take a few moments of your time to view my creations. They are unique, many are one of a kind, and each one is a hand crafted labor of love. I hope you will value the time and dedication that has gone into each piece. I hope they may bring you a balance of matters of the heart, as they have done for me.
If I can bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart when wearing my pieces, then the Lone Gray Wolf has done her job!
The majority of my handcrafted jewelry pieces are fabricated from .925 sterling silver. Sterling silver is a wonderful metal to work with, it has strength and stability and as a precious metal, will always have value in the future.
Sterling silver does tarnish when exposed to the air for extended periods of time. To keep your piece as pretty as the day you received it, please keep it protected inside a plastic bag, or other airtight container. Jewelry polishing clothes will shine up your piece easily. Do not use silver cleaner solutions - these are not meant for jewelry, and for pieces with natural stones, can damage the stone.
COVID19 has changed the art show world in expected and unexpected ways. In person contact is preventing most shows from moving forward at this time. I am monitoring opportunities and when I feel safe options are available for myself and my customers I will participate in shows once again. I appreciate your patronage online in the interim.