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Exciting news!

Huge, wonderful news for the beady world! In reviewing our massive stack of awesome, we’ve had to admit what everyone’s been saying all along- between us all, there is enough work for two full books. Heck- ten books.



Caldera Bangle, design by Jean Power, beadwork and photo by Kirsty Little

So more books it is! Jean Power is still featured proudly in Contemporary Geometric Beadwork, but she has so much more new work (than you’ve seen here or anywhere) that she has decided to make an entire other book all on her own.  We are all so excited we can hardly see straight. ROCK ON JEAN POWER!!

Contemporary Geometric Beadwork is mostly unchanged- Jean will be devoting her writing time to her own book, though, so her name is off of our cover as an author, but don’t worry- not only is all well, but the beady world gets another book! We are on schedule and full steam ahead for a Fall delivery of CGB- and I can’t wait to see the photos you all send in this month. But hurry! Just 30 days left to submit photos for our Gallery.

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Kate McKinnon has devoted herself to the study of how things are done, and how they could be done better. Find her at or on some city street, walking fast, smiling at strangers.

9 comments on “Exciting news!

  1. jodie
    September 7, 2012

    okay…so I have ordered from Kate’s site, and from Jean’s site. So I am getting 2 different books, yes? Very exciting I must admit! I may have to quit my day job so I can stay home and bead:)

  2. katemckinnon
    September 6, 2012

    If you ordered Contemporary Geometric Beadwork from Jean Power, don’t worry, it’s exactly what you are getting, unless you let her know that you would prefer to have her new book instead. Timescale for production is about the same- all of the work is done; we are simply arranging the layouts.

    • jeanpower
      September 7, 2012

      I think in her excitement Kate got it a bit backwards 🙂 …if you ordered from me you’ll be getting mine (which includes all my projects planned for CGB and at least 5 more)…unless you specify you want to get CGB

      • katemckinnon
        September 7, 2012

        Thanks, Jean! I’ll be sending you enough CGBs to cover any of your customers who want that book, as a substitute or in addition. ❤

  3. katemckinnon
    September 6, 2012

    Oh, man, I know. It’s going to be so great. Her life’s work is just that, a life’s work, and it deserves to be presented as a collection. She is one of the most influential beaders who ever picked up a needle.

  4. Kaycampbell1965
    September 6, 2012

    That is fabulous news:) can’t wait to see the previews 🙂

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