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New Architectural Flower kits!

The Flower Kits are finished up, and the pre-orders are all shipped out. I have just about a dozen left to offer, would you like one? The PDF is lovely, … Continue reading

April 6, 2015 · 5 Comments

CGB Volume III is in production!

NEW BOOK!     •     NEW SEED BEAD SUMMIT:  June 1-10, Tucson, AZ I’m pleased to announce that the third volume of Contemporary Geometric Beadwork is in progress … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · 9 Comments

A lovely new kit from CGB

We have a brand new kit! This one is from Kate McKinnon, a big beaded flower concept for a brooch, focal, fascinator, ring, or chain of flowers. And we are … Continue reading

March 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Flying Five Wing Cocktail Ring

The newest addition to the Pattern Library is the Flying Five Wing cocktail ring, by Kim Van Antwerp. This is such a neat piece. Have fun with it, and thank … Continue reading

January 16, 2015 · 7 Comments

New additions to the Book Blog

Please enjoy the latest updates to the CGB online home, which include a new complimentary pattern in the Library:  the gorgeous, elegant Empress Ming, a winged bangle from Barbara Briggs. … Continue reading

December 18, 2014 · 3 Comments

A letter from Boston…

Dear Beaders, I hope this finds you well. I want to catch up, as 2014 winds down, and along with it our time in Boston. I’ve had an amazing six … Continue reading

December 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

Special edition Mowgli kits!

Wonderful news! We are making another round of  Mowgli Bangle kits!   The Mowgli Bangle, one of our cover pieces, has wowed us all from the moment we saw the first … Continue reading

December 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Updates to the Book Blog

If you haven’t stopped by the Book Blog lately, new content is streaming in every day, and it has a fresh new look that matches the books themselves. Please feel … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · 10 Comments

CGB Volume II Book Launch and Photoshoot in Tucson

Well! It’s time for a proper book launch. And the upcoming Tucson shows are just the place for it. Two big things to know: I.  Free delivery of wholesale or … Continue reading

November 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

meeting beaders

I had a lovely time when I went to the Dallas Bead Society to teach in September. I met a whole group of beaders who I’d only known through the … Continue reading

November 25, 2014 · 5 Comments
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