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A bit of fun on a busy day

You’ve seen this piece on the cover of our book. But not with a deer walking through it.
Magnetic two-part deer from PhotoJoJo, beadwork by Jean Power.


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.

6 comments on “A bit of fun on a busy day

  1. Lisa Aikin, aka Cre8tivGaL
    August 14, 2012

    Yes! I have three myself, but in lime green, blue and orange…hmmmm… Colorways can come from anywhere!
    Try to stay cool; a shade-sail would be venly, if it were permitted by our HOA. It’s going to be another day of staying inside, beating temps in excess of 116 degrees!!

    On a different note; will there be any more patterns coming out from your upcoming book? And are there any estimates as to when the eBook will be ready? (I’m such a fan of both yours and Jean’s designs, I’m waiting in anticipation, lol) …inquisitive, inquiring, impulsive, creative sorts want to know!!! ;^)

    Thanks, in advance!

    • katemckinnon
      August 14, 2012

      There will be a new communication every week! Every single Friday! We just released three new patterns and at least four or five variations (I lost count) so that should hold people until Friday.

      ; )

      All we ask is that you allow us the patience and the headspace to do the work at the very best of our potential, and what we promise in return is to communicate with you every Friday, and blow your mind, or answer your questions, or show you pictures, or, some weeks, yes, give out a new pattern or variation.

      It’s all in the letter!
      Bead happy,

  2. Lisa Aikin, aka Cre8tivGaL
    August 13, 2012

    Kate, you made my day!!! LOL

    It’s the second week of extreme heat in Arizona; our deer are hiding, along with the rabbits, coyote, roadrunners… i did a double-take when I saw YOURS,”walking through” your beautiful cuff!

    I may have to do something in the Ikea-neon colors of their dog-tail wall-hooks… And line them up for you!

    Have a great day,

    • katemckinnon
      August 13, 2012

      I know JUST the dog hooks you mean! Red dog butts, with up-pointed tails for hanging things! I have FOUR!

      It really is hot outside, you are right. Not so nice mid-day. I am watering extra and I put a shade sail over our limequat tree this morning, it was WILTED.

  3. Sally Anderson
    August 12, 2012

    The deer is great. How did I miss that? But the bracelet is sublime. I love it so.

  4. katemckinnon
    August 11, 2012

    Reblogged this on Kate McKinnon.

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