Cynthia Rutledge

May 3-5, 2024

Brochure

MAY 3RD, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT on Zoom

ART DECO TUTTI FRUTTI BRACELET

Cynthia Rutledge Class Workshop, Art Deco Tutti Frutti Bracelet

Cynthia Rutledge Class Workshop, Art Deco Tutti Frutti Bracelet

Cynthia Rutledge Class Workshop, Art Deco Tutti Frutti Bracelet

Art Deco Tutti Frutti Bracelet is the result of a blend of designs, the Art Deco era with its angles and Tutti Frutti with the riot of colors. These styles come together in a fashionable bracelet using cubic-right-angle weave (CRAW) and peyote stitch. A central oval CZ is bezeled and surrounded with CZ-set cup chain. Four colors of bezeled CZ’s brighten the central component. Flat, odd count, peyote stitch strips link the central component to the side component, leading to the CZ embellished clasp.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate – Advanced

PREREQUISITES: CRAW, Peyote

DIMENSIONS: The center component is 2.5 inches by 2 inches dropping down to 1 inch wide by desired length.

COLORWAYS:  Kit #1 24KT gold with 24KT platinum accents, Kit #2 24KT Platinum with 24KT Gold accents, Kit #3 Rose/Lavender Bronze with soft seafoam accents

KIT FEE: Optional $95, plus the cost of one oval CZ and six 6mm CZ (not included in the kit)

CLASS COST: $90

REGISTRATION: CLOSED

MAY 4th, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT on Zoom

THE POWER OF FLOWERS NECKLACE

Cynthia Rutledge Class Workshop, Power of Flower Necklace

Cynthia Rutledge Class Workshop, Power of Flower NecklaceCynthia Rutledge Class Workshop, Power of Flower Necklace

The Power of Flowers Necklace begins with a cubic-right-angle weave (CRAW) collar of sorts. The collar straps are held open with round graduating rings of CRAW. The “fantasy’ flower takes center stage with its bezeled CZ bullet and graduating rounds of embellishing. The bottom portion of the collar stops short and wraps around the embellishments ending in two pearl caps. The necklace finishes off with two beautiful, beaded buttons and a connector.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate – Advanced

PREREQUISITES: Bezel work, CRAW, embellishing techniques, variations on netting, stitch-in-the-ditch, tubular peyote

COLORWAYS:  Kit#1 Pink and Green, Kit #2 Reds and Bronze, Kit #3 Purples and Turquoises

KIT FEE: Optional $55, kit includes CZs

CLASS COST: $90

REGISTRATION: CLOSED

MAY 5th, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT on Zoom

TREASURES OF THE ATOCHA

Cynthia Rutledge Class Workshop, Atocha NecklaceCynthia Rutledge Class Workshop, Atocha Necklace

Using the manifests and images of the treasures found on the Nuestra Señora de la Atocha as my inspiration, I have incorporated gems, gold and chain into the design. The central pear CZ has a peyote stitch bezel with a deep channel of beadwork, holding Swarovski cup chain. Decorative pearl embellishments add the finishing touches. A pearl cabochon drop completes the central component. Two oval CZ’s mimic the look of the central component and are connected to the pear bezel with ladder stitch chain links. Pearl cabochon chain links complete the necklace ending with two pearl cabochon buttons and a button connector.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate – Advanced

PREREQUISITES: Even count tubular Peyote stitch, Flat circular peyote stitch with increasing Ladder stitch, edge-stitching, stitch-in-the-ditch, embellishing techniques

COLORWAYS:  Kit #1 Dark Gold, Kit #2 24KT Platinum

OPTIONAL KIT FEE:

Kit 1: Dark Gold $90 plus the cost of one 18X13 pear and 2 oval CZs (not included with the kit)
Kit 2: 24KT Platinum $120 plus the cost of one 18X13 pear and 2 oval CZs (not included with the kit)

CLASS COST: $90

REGISTRATION: CLOSED