Cynthia Rutledge - Contemporary Designs of Timeless Elegance
Calendar 2017: Workshops, Shows, Retreats & Special Events
(updated 19 April 2017)

2017 Workshops & Shows

June 3 - 11, 2017
Rossetti's Vita Nuova & Pearl Garland for Queen Eleonora

Rossetti'sVita Nuova ©2015 by Cynthia Rutledge Pearl Garland for Queen Eleonora  ©2015 by Cynthia Rutledge
Booth #508
Bead & Button Show

The Midwest Express Center
Milwaukee, WI
Ph: 877-644-6887

Mark and I will be in our usual booth space, Booth 508, so please stop by to see the new designs that we have brought to the show plus some great new products. We look forward to seeing you there!

July 13 - 16, 2017
Workshops: TBD
Bead and Glass Boutique
40 S. Broadway
Pitman, NJ 08071
Phone: 856-827-0000

August 5 and 6, 2017
Workshops: TBD
San Diego Bead Society Bead Bazaar
Scottish Rite Event Center
1895 Camino Del Rio South,
San Diego, CA 92108

I haven't done this event in years, so I am really excited to be back. I will be teaching two workshops for the Bead Society plus Mark and I will have a booth in the bazaar. Make sure to stop by; we will have a lot of fun goodies!

August 24 - 27, 2017
Workshops: TBD
Funky Hannah's
324 Main Street
Racine, WI 53403
Ph: 262-634-6088

September 22 - 24, 2017
Workshops: TBD
Beaded Bliss
Danville, CA 94526
Contact: Julie Raetz

October 26 - 29, 2017
Rue de la Paix, Lost, and then Found, Regalia de las Reinas de España & Three Night in Paris

Rue de la Paix ©2017 by Cynthia Rutledge Lost, and then Found ©2016 by Cynthia Rutledge Regalia de las Reinas de España  ©2017 by Cynthia Rutledge Three Nights in Paris ©2017 by Cynthia Rutledge

Bead Creative
North Hampton, NH 03862
Contact: Cathi Remington
Ph: 603.926.8844

November 4 - 12, 2017
Workshops: TBD
Alaska Bead Company
2217 E. Tudor Road #7
Anchorage, AK 99507
Ph: 907-563-2323
Contact: Mark Minor

December 1 - 3, 2017
Workshops: TBD
Beads by Blanche
106 N. Washington Ave.
Bergenfield, NJ 07621
Contact: Blanche Costa
Phone: 201-385-6225

December 7 - 10, 2017
Workshops: TBD
6750 Highway 53, Suite 103
Braselton, GA 30517
Contact: Monica or Stephanie
Phone: 706-658-0007


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2017 Retreats & Special Events

April 28 – 30, 2017
Funky Hannah’s 2017 Spring Bead Camp

Join us for our 16th Bead Camp Adventure at the historic DeKoven Center on the shore of Lake Michigan, just a few minutes from Funky Hannah’s!
Angel of Music Earrings ©2017 by Cynthia RutledgeThis spring I am excited to be the guest artist & instructor! I'm designed a sweet earring project, Angel of Music, to debut at Bead Camp.

I'll be there all weekend to laugh, create and share tips on any of my designs you may have in your UFO box.

More info...




June 15 - 18, 2017
The Heart of Texas Bead Retreat
Three Nights in Paris

Three Nights in Paris ©2017 by Cynthia RutledgeJoin Nancy Cain, Jean Power and myself for the first Heart of Texas Bead Retreat in Grapevine, TX! Close to the DFW airport, this hotel offers horseback riding, fishing and jogging trails…of course; we will be beading, but you should be able to squeeze in some other activities. Check out the event website for further details.

Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center
1800 Highway 26E
Grapevine, TX 76051-9641
Hotel contact: 817.481.8444

Contact: Sally Custer


July 26 - 30, 2017
Beads on the Vine
The Beloved

"Extraordinary Beading Retreat in California's Wine Country"

The Beloved: A Wrap-style Bracelet  ©2016 by Cynthia RutledgeLaura McCabe, Melanie Potter and Kim Stathis will be joining me at the Niner Wine Estates. Combining the calming effects of the spectacular views of the rolling hills, covered with vineyards, this event is a place to reflect and relax. No wonder Beads on the Vine has such a wonderful reputation. This event fills up quickly so make your plans and contact Melanie as soon as possible. You won't be sorry! Mark and I love this event. Great restaurants, shopping and site seeing may take away some of your evening beading time, but San Luis Obispo is really lovely. Please take a look at their web site for further details.

The School of Beadwork
P.O. Box 4625
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
Contact: Melanie Potter
Phone: 805-440-2613
Fax: 805-543-8091


September 14 - 17, 2017
SocialBeadia Old South Bead Retreat
Regalia de las Reinas de España

Regalia de las Reinas de España  ©2017 by Cynthia RutledgeI am really looking forward to seeing Savannah. I have never been there, so this event is really exciting! I will be joined by Shelley Nybakke and Diane Dennis, so we will have a great time. This event is open for registration, so take advantage of this opportunity to visit a lovely city, take in some historic sites and bead with friends. See you there!

Embassy Suites Savannah Historic District
Savannah, GA
Contact: Sue Burleigh
Phone: 603.734.5505


October 2 - 16, 2017
France with Cynthia Rutledge: Ooh la la!
Coming soon a special design...

Paris & Provence: Lurs, Aix-en-Provence, Verdon Gorge, Forcalquier, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, Avignon
If you've thought about how great it would be to travel to France and wondered how you could combine it with your passion for beading, this is the trip for you! We'll spend three nights in Paris--one of the most exciting cities in the world--and then travel by train to the South of France where we'll spend 11 nights. During that time we'll have a workshop with Cynthia Rutledge on a project inspired by our destination. During our stay in the Provence region you’ll get to know the food, wine, lifestyle, and culture of this mellow, ancient, and breathtakingly beautiful natural environment. Ooh la la!

More info...


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