CONTEMPORARY GEOMETRIC BEADWORK

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

Funnel Web Ring

One of the Funnel-Web components that Dustin made into a groovy, sexy ring last night after I went to sleep. I wandered out at 5 in the morning to find it sitting on the dining room table. It’s surprisingly soft yet stiff, easy to wear.  The next version (at least my next version) will be sculptable. 

This will be one of the first videos available in June for the Pre-Order set.  Does that include you? The plan is to send each video out separately, so that the people who order first see them all.

The Funnel-Webs are interesting to make. They are a sort of cross between a circle, a cup, and a cone. We’ve made quite a few of them, exploring. This one is circular square stitch, done with Nymo D and simple round Czech 11s and 8s. The diameter of this Funnel-Web is about two and a half inches across.

I’m exploring different edge beads, and the inclusion of a sculptural wire, Dustin is all over the ring bands. Yee-haw!

About katemckinnon

Kate McKinnon, globe-trotting writer and metalsmith, has devoted herself to the study of how things are done, and how they could be done better. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, and loves warm weather, nice people, rides in the car, and good books.

4 comments on “Funnel Web Ring

  1. Sally Anderson
    May 10, 2011

    I can’t wait to see the video. I love this and the assless… too!

  2. beadsofcolour
    May 10, 2011

    I am excited about being a fly on the wall for this adventure. Wish I could be there. debi

    • katemckinnon
      May 10, 2011

      Did you put a webcam in our dining room?
      ; )

    • beadsofcolour
      May 10, 2011

      That is a great idea. Then I wouldn’t have to wait for you to blog. debi

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