Cynthia Rutledge – Findings / Ann Arbor – Oct. 23 – 27

Cynthia Rutledge

Trunk Show & Workshops at Findings in Ann Arbor October 23-27!
Jacobean Floral Bracelet evokes the floral style of early Jacobean embroidery but with a three-dimensional contemporary take on traditional techniques. A central thistle/artichoke component made of Peyote stitch; flat, flat circular and tubular ties a coiled tube of metal mesh together in the middle. Nestled into the coils, two other fanciful botanical shapes fill space as the mesh works its way to the closure. The closure encases the ends of the rolled mesh in a beautiful set of cones embellished with an exotic shape that hides a snap.

Trunk Show 10AM – 6PM
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

October 24 through 27, 2013

Thursday, October 24:Jacobean Floral Bracelet (pictured above)

Friday, October 25: Rings in Motion – Flower Power

Saturday, October 26: Spellbound Lariat

Sunday, October 27: Le Filles du Roi

Findings, Inc.
3925 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Ph: 734-929-9751


New! Fire & Ice Cuff Kits Coming Soon!
by Cynthia Rutledge

Watch for the December 2013 issue of Bead & Button magazine ~ Fire & Ice Cuff on pages 56 – 59.

Cynthia shows how to make a flat strip of odd count Peyote stitch without “homeless beads”, thread catches or figure eights and applied to a WireKnitZ® cuff!

Photo credit Kalmbach Publishing,
Jim Forbes photographer

As a contemporary artist and teacher focusing on beadwork as her medium, Cynthia specializes in peyote stitch and off-loom weaving techniques with an emphasis on developing sculptural unsupported shapes in beadwork. Her work has been exhibited in national and international shows and has appeared in Nicolette Stessin’s Beaded Amulet Purses, Carol Taylor’s Creative Bead Jewelry, and Carol Wilcox Wells’ Creative Bead Weaving: A Contemporary Guide to Classic Off-Loom Stitches.

Join Cynthia next week at Findings as she shares her knowledge and techniques of building shapes and forms that are functional and wearable. 

“I chose WireKnitZ® for its sculptural qualities and glorious array of colors”

See Cynthia’s Calendar and class descriptions at



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