2017 Classes

Rue de la Paix
Cynthia Rutledge

Intermediate to Advanced

We are so fortunate to be debuting Cynthia's NEWEST project!

One of the oldest streets in Paris for couture fashion and exquisite jewelry is the Rue de la Paix, which is in the center of the city. My design "Rue de la Paix" was inspired by the sense of what this famous street would have looked like in the late 1890's.

The House of Cartier created torque-style bracelets dating from the 8th-7th centuries BC. Traditionally, these bracelets had animal heads that were facing each other and were hinged at the underside of the bracelet. This style is very hard to create in beadwork as the structure has to be shaped and rigid, but I have finally figured it out!

Rue de la Paix has two pearl "heads", each embellished with three 6mm CZ's, that are bezeled with peyote stitch, along with rings of crystals for an added sparkle. The body of the bracelets has a brass cuff blank and a rubber tubing armature that supports two tubes of peyote stitch that are shaped to curve to the shape of the cuff blank. Fashion and beadwork come together... creating elegance along the way!

Kit Price $80 plus 6, 6mm CZ's of your choice

Class Supply List (PDF)

Seats: FULL

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Saturday, March 25th, 2017 - 10-5
$95.00




Lost and Then Found
Cynthia Rutledge

Intermediate to Advanced

Lost, and then Found, is my fifth design inspired by the historical significance of sunken treasure. A wrap-style bracelet of two strips of peyote stitch joined with pearls follows my inspiration from the "money chains" found aboard the galleon. The bracelet ends with a CZ button and loop connection. Five components embellish the top wrap of the bracelet representing the coins and gemstones that were part of the Atocha's treasure. As the bracelet wraps around the wrist, the embellishments ride on the diagonal lending a very attractive, contemporary look to this bracelet.

Kit Detail:
Kits are $95.00 each and there are three color ways. These kits also are made using the higher metallic Delica beads and seed beads. These kits also do not include the CZ's. Students will need one 14mm cushion cut CZ's, two 10mm round CZ's, and one 10x14 or 10x15 oval CZ. Students can get an idea of colors and prices on Cynthia's website

Class Supply List (PDF)

Seats: 1

Sunday, March 26th, 2017 - 10-5
$95.00




To Be Decided...
Cynthia Rutledge



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Friday - Sunday September 22 - 24, 2017
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To Be Decided...
Kimberly Stathis



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Friday - Sunday, December 8-10, 2017
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