an open source architectural beadwork project from Kate McKinnon and a worldwide team of innovators

Greetings, beaders!

We are still looking at September 1 as the earliest date to get on the presses for our new books, but things are progressing nicely despite society crashing into a … Continue reading

July 23, 2020 · 8 Comments

Beads! And Cycles!

Hello all! Much to report. First of all, the donation of beads has arrived from John Bead in Canada, and this is what it looks like. Whoa! There are three … Continue reading

May 23, 2020 · 32 Comments

A beautiful gift of beads

  The Contemporary Geometric Beadwork project has something special on the way – an entire pallet of beads donated by the John Bead Corporation from Canada. Here is a link … Continue reading

May 9, 2020 · 24 Comments

Warped Square graphs

Print or use as you like to design Warped Squares with these various views. Illustrations by Karen Beningfield. Click on any of them that you want to view or download. … Continue reading

April 30, 2020 · 12 Comments

Hello out there

As we cope with the uncertain situations in our world right now, our team is grateful for what beads can offer us; meditative solace, community, and a connection to an … Continue reading

April 28, 2020 · 11 Comments

Books, Exhibits, and a Call For Work

Greetings, beaders around the world.  I hope this finds you well. It’s been a challenging Spring for us all, I know. Here in the US we are getting hit hard, … Continue reading

April 10, 2020 · 27 Comments

New Animation: How to make a peyote-stitched Warped Square

Julia Pretl animated the process of building a peyote-stitched Warped Square for the next addition to the Contemporary Geometric Beadwork Open Source Library. Please feel free to share as you … Continue reading

April 2, 2020 · 10 Comments

New animation: How to make a Peyote Triangle

In addition to animating the build of the PodCast Bead for our library, Julia Pretl has now done the basic Peyote Triangle and the Warped Square is coming next. These … Continue reading

April 1, 2020 · 4 Comments

Update on our new books

Greetings, beaders. We are all suddenly in a new world, to be sure. I hope that this finds you well. Our hearts go out to all in grief. Many are … Continue reading

March 24, 2020 · 44 Comments

Final Model Photoshoot

Final model shoot for the three new CGB books January 28, Philadelphia, with Kyle Cassidy! If you’ve made geometric or architectural beadwork that you think we should consider photographing that … Continue reading

January 4, 2020 · 3 Comments
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