Cynthia Rutledge will be with us in August through ZOOM! Cynthia is a great teacher and her designs are stunning! We’ve picked three fun pieces all very different for our three days of zoom. Sign up for one, two or three from the comfort of your beading chair. Each piece she designs has a story. I do hope you can join us.
Arabesque Collar – August 19, 11-5 pm EST
Arabesque Collar is a meeting of materials, a collision of contrasts and a marriage of metal and glass. The word “Arabesque” refers to an Arabic or Moorish form of artistic decoration based on linier patterns of scrolling and interlacing foliage or complex geometrical patterns.
Thin copper patina is the base of the central component, cut to an oval shape and decorated with a beautifully bezeled CZ, using peyote stitch. The CZ bezel is embellished with pearls and crystals, drawing the eye to this focal point. The metal form is simply bezeled, ending with a picot/netting flourish. Behind the scenes, there is a pearl cabochon “foot” added to support the metal structure on the collar.
Cubic right-angle weave, using fire polish beads, is used to create curved 3-D components that are then laced together to create a form-fitting collar that makes a statement! The collar ends in a simple closure, allowing the design to flow around the neck. Art Deco style meets the 21st century!
This is a close-fitting collar. The central component measures 2.25 inches tall by 1.75 inches wide. The collar width is 1 inch by desired length.
Roma: Toggled to the Past – August 20, 11-5 pm EST
Roma: Toggles to the Past was inspired by the geometric shapes found in many of the mosaic floors at Fishbourne Roman Palace. Using a mixture of techniques, the rounds, squares, rectangles and 6-sided polygon shapes link together to form the central area of the necklace. A three-dimensional toggle “pulls everything together” as the pendant. Flat peyote straps take the necklace to the finish line ending in a sliding bar clasp.
Necklace length is 20″ plus the toggle.
Three Equal Sides – August 21, 11-5 pm EST
I see the triangle and its influences everywhere. Quite amazing, really. Three Equal Sides begins with a CRAW equilateral triangle with an elevated backing. A beautiful trillion CZ is bezeled in peyote stitch and sewn to the CRAW base in the middle of the sides for a great look. A bezeled pear-shaped CZ adds the right touch to the pendant.
Necklace length is 16.5″ Pendant is 2 3/4″ x 1 1/2″.
*Deposits are required at signup.
I hope you will join us.
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