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Queensbury woman makes Grammy gifts
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Twenty-eight of this year's Grammy nominees are meeting their likenesses this weekend - in glass form - thanks to a Capital Region woman.
Cyndie Wade of Queensbury started her glass-painting business, Custom Creations by Cyndie, two-and-a-half years ago. "I got frustrated trying to find gifts for family and friends so I said, 'I'm going to paint gifts this year and do something a little bit different," says Wade. "And I did, and at the same time I posted them on Facebook."
She started getting orders for her hand-painted glasses, launched her own website, and got her glasses into some high-profile hands - notably those of Taylor Swift.
"Painted glasses for her, and then shortly after - it could be coincidence, we don't know for sure - but I had received an e-mail being invited to do the George Jones Tribute Concert in Nashville." Cyndie painted some of country music's biggest stars, and the glasses were so well-received, she got the call to be in the gifting suite at this year's Grammy Awards.
This time around, she has made 28 glasses - featuring artists she chose from the list of nominees. They include Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Cee Lo Green, even host L.L Cool J.
Based on her experience in Nashville, she's hoping for more great things in L.A. "I haven't really run into anyone who wasn't nice and very gracious, and they always laugh when they see themselves and have a big smile on their face. It's great."