CONTEMPORARY GEOMETRIC BEADWORK

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

Crazy piles of gorgeous!

Photography is spilling over the digital walls of our garden here in Volume Two-Land. I have work in from Scotland, England, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, France, South Africa, Israel, Norway, Canada, and all over the US. It’s so exciting to see all of these sparkling pieces tumbling over the photo table.

Our deadline for submissions for Volume II is technically August 15th, but of course we will be able to slot things in through the end of September, and we’ll have room in the interactive eBook, so keep the photos coming!

We are still shooting for a December delivery of the paper Volume II.

Here are some of the images from the recent shoots.

Godzilla and Cityscape web

Above, Godzilla with a Jeannette Cook Cityscape Bangle. Jeannette sells kits for these in her web shop, and she’s contributed the pattern for Volume II. Thanks, Jeannette!

Below, a Power Puff Bangle by Jade McClung. Note the many patterning details… so bold but also subtle.

Jade McClung web 3Karen Beningfield horned cuff web 2

Above, a flat view of a gorgeous Horned Cuff by Karen Beningfield, from South Africa.

Below, Karen’s cuff clasped.

Karen Beningfield Horned Bangle web

I adore the orange, gold and creams.

Below, a glorious Power Puff from Marg Gapper, in the UK.

Marg Gapper Power Puff webMarg Gapper web 2

Above, A Horned Bangle, a TInyHorn, and a double-layered Rick-Rack by Marg Gapper. The Tinyhorn wanted to surround the Rick-Rack, so I allowed it. Who am I to come between friends?

Below, an elegant Rick-Rack from Marina Montagut.

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Below, a wrap bangle from Pnina Caspi, in Israel.

Pnina Caspi Hornwrap web

And below, two intricate pieces by Rayo Boursier, who created double-layers for the top and bottom rounds of these bangles. See how the inside is different than the outside?

  Rayo Boursier layered cuffs web

Cath Thomas sent in a box of wonder, and this piece, her Moonrise Rick-Rack, really captured me.

Cath Thomas Moonrise RickRack web

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.

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