Liisa Turunen

| Instructor| Liisa threaded her first beading needle back in 1994. Beading as a hobby she went on to become a massage therapist, esthetician, and got her nursing degree in Finland. But in 2006 beads wove her back in. Since then she has spent her time fully submerged in beads! She has been working professionally […]

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Fran Griffith

| Instructor| I’ve been in love with beading since I first discovered it in 2002. I was independently teaching textiles at the time, working part-time in a garden open to the public and part-time Window Dressing with textiles.  One of the ladies who attended my sewing class brought with her a little fabric and beaded […]

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Cynthia Rutledge’s Sea 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.

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