Timeless Beadwork Designs (Hardcover)
One of the foremost names in beadwork creates 15 gorgeous, all-new projects. Widely regarded as one of today's finest teachers of beading, Cynthia Rutledge reveals her creative process and presents stunning designs that explore color, three-dimensional form, and mixed media. Meant for intermediate-to-advanced-level beaders, the pieces include a classic Renaissance Cameo Necklace, a pearl-and-glass Florentine Rosette Cuff, and Hebe's Floral Earrings. Each project offers historical perspective on the design, including an inspirational painting, instructions, and an explanation of the required techniques.
Cynthia Rutledge is a contemporary seed bead artist and teacher specializing in off-loom weaving techniques, with an emphasis on developing sculptural, unsupported shapes in beadwork. With more than 20 years of teaching experience, she is on the road most of the year, teaching at the nation's top beading events (Bead&Button, BeadFest) and bead shops (Beads by Blanche, Fusion Beads). Rutledge has exhibited in national and international shows, and her work has been featured in many magazines and books, including Nicole Stessin's Beaded Amulet Purses [Beadworld Pub] as well as Lark's Creative Bead Jewelry and Creative Bead Weaving.