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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Melissa Grakowsky Shippee’s Sea Meets Sand

Inspired by traditional Japanese paintings of waves, and the ocean itself, this bracelet project uses specific bead embroidery techniques to create a rich tapestry of beads rendering an image of a wave crashing on a sandy beach. The focal is a custom coated matte German glass cabochon and is coordinated with Swarovski pearls, rounds, and pave cabochons. There will be three colorways to choose from, this one, a sunset-colored one with purples, pinks, and oranges, and a moonlight-inspired one with cool gray and silver tones. A coordinated magnetic clasp makes attaching and removal from the wrist easy and quick.

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