CONTEMPORARY GEOMETRIC BEADWORK

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

More Funnel-Web thoughts

Daily Digit Of Terror

We’ve been having fun examining the structure of the Funnel-Web, and hoping that each person who comes to the Summit will make one. Teresa wants to use Silamide (which apparently she prefers over Nymo) and Marcia will use Fireline. Jean and Dustin and I are all about the Nymo, but I want to make a few of them with wires, so my top will be sculptural. Want a square funnel web? A long oval? I want to be able to mold it.

It’s a perfect time to try both a wire through the beads and a prosthetic exobone, under an embroidered fabric ribbon. We have a nice selection of yard-long samples of vintage ribbon from SAS to try.

Dustin wants to make little teeth around the open hole at the bottom of the funnel. Jean says hers will probably have geometric sides, or at least corners. I don’t know what Ellen, Gabi, or Jeroen will do, but I can’t wait to find out.

I love Dustin’s shank shape here- the decorative oval top is just perfect for the Funnel-Web, and I wouldn’t have thought of it on my own.

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.

One comment on “More Funnel-Web thoughts

  1. Sally Anderson
    May 10, 2011

    This is really exciting even though I’m not there.

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