Sherry Serafini
Cindy Holsclaw
Laura McCabe
Donna Dickt
Melissa Grakowsky Shippee
Alexandra Sydorenko
Donna Dickt
Miriam Shimon
Cindy Holsclaw
Cliff Swain-Salomon
Cynthia Rutledge
Nov 6 - Adv. Box Making (Day 1) ( Online )
Nov 7 - Adv. Box Making (Day 2) ( Online )
Nov 8 - Adv. Box Making (Day 3) ( Online )


A Cynthia Rutledge Workshop
A Cut Above
(   Pattern Only  )
Experience Level: Intermediate to Advanced Only
Cost of Instruction: $45.00
Materials Fee: $ TBA
Antoni Gaudí was the greatest exponent of Catalan modernism of all time. Gaudí’s one-­of-­a-­kind style, led to his creation of numerous architectural wonders in and around Barcelona, Spain. One of the most famous structures is The Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, exhibiting how the art of man can reach to the sky!

The first stone was laid in 1882, and upon its completion in 2026, the basilica will eventually reach the height of 172 meters, making it the tallest church in the world. Gaudí was once asked how long the basilica would take to build, and his response was’ “My Client is not in a hurry”.

Gaudí’s immense understanding of light, allowed him to create a symphony of color within. For maximum contrast, the leaded glass that was placed high up is more transparent, to collect as much light as possible. Leaded glass with a lot of color, illustrations and texts were placed lower down to equalize the light. As the seasons and weather change, so does the light, illuminating the believers below in a bath of color.

A Cut Above, was inspired by two different aspects of the work of Antoni Gaudí. The first, being the architectural flowing shapes, arches and spires of his work. Thesecond, was to capture the essence of his use of color and light. Each tassel consists of three shaped components, laced together to form “windows” of color and structure. At the top of each of the tassels is a four-­?sided CZ beaded bead, reflecting light as it is worn. The chain is a filled-­? netting, evoking the style of leaded glass, and ending is a sliding clasp.

Skill level: This workshop is intermediate to advanced.

Necklace Length: 25.5 inches from the tip of one tassel to the tip of the other tassel

Bezel work
Flat peyote stitch with increasing
Filled netting
Tubular peyote stitch with decreasing

Tools Needed:
Size 11 or 12 beading needles plus a size 13 for tight spots
Small sharp scissors and a thread burner
Basic beading supplies


Store policies regarding Designer Series and Guest Instructor Workshops
    • All workshops require pre-registration, walk-ins will not be accepted.
    • Workshops MUST be paid for at the time of registration. Please do not email us to register for these workshops. All registrations and payments must be made over the phone by calling 240-456-4568 or by registering in person at the store.
    • All kits may be purchased directly from the instructor on the day of your workshop.Coupons may not be used for Designer Series and Guest Instructor workshops.
    • If you miss or cannot make a workshop for which you are registered, you will be given credit that can be applied to another class or store merchandise. However, because we pay guest instructors for a minimum number of students, if you were included in that minimum required number, no money will be refunded and no credit will be given. In any case 48 hours notice of cancellation is required to receive any refund or credit. Cancellations must be made by calling the store, 240-456-4568, or by stopping by the store in person. Cancellation requests received via email will not be accepted.
    • If you are registered for a workshop and cannot attend, we cannot give a refund for any reason unless the class is filled and there is someone on the waiting list who can take your place. If you can find someone to replace you in the class, that is fine also.

 ** A non-refundable, non-transferable $25 deposit is needed at time of registration. Please check your schedule and skill level before securing your seat. The balance is due the Wednesday prior to the event and if I don't see or hear from you prior to the event the remaining balance will be charged to the credit card used for the deposit.


Bead Soup must enforce these policies due to the high cost of bringing such high profile instructors to the shop.


Thank you for your understanding.









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