The term "tutti frutti" sounds like a bubble gum or
a dessert, but in reality, it is a name given to a style of high
jewelry designed by Pierre Cartier. The story goes that in 1901
Queen Alexandra of Great Britain, commissioned Cartier to create
a necklace. The original inspiration was a set of three Indian
gowns Queen Alexandra had received as a gift, which inspired
the bright color choices for the carved gemstones. In this case
the stones were emeralds, rubies, sapphires and diamonds set
The style has
an east meets west aesthetic, which was wildly popular in the
1920's, but only gained its fun name in the 1970's. In the 20's,
exoticism was all the rage. India's princely families had magnificent
gem collections refashioned by Cartier and other Parisian jewelry
houses. The Europeans, in turn, fell in love with India's precious
gems and its crafts.
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.
for exclusively for Club Bead 2021.
is a 1-day workshop exclusively designed for Club Bead 2021
Skill Level: Intermediate to advanced.
Having a good understanding of CRAW will be most helpful.
Dimensions: The center component
is 2.5 inches by 2 inches dropping down to 1 inch wide by desired
Cubic-right-angle weave (CRAW)
Netting to peyote stitch techniques
Odd count, flat step/up and step/down peyote stitch with decreasing
Tubular and even count peyote stitch