CONTEMPORARY GEOMETRIC BEADWORK

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

Colourways

When looking for inspiration for your beaded colourways, do you look to nature? This work from Yumi Okita is marvelous, and I would love to make companion pieces inspired by these creatures, using the colourways and forms to make a series of wearable interpretations.

This one, for example, in a winged cuff:

Yumi Okita moth

And this one… hmm. A triple-layer Rick-Rack?

Yumi Okita moth 2

See more of this work here.

And if you are inspired as well, send in photos of your pieces! We’d love to see and feature them.

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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