an open source architectural beadwork project from Kate McKinnon and a worldwide team of innovators
All of the holiday kits have been mailed out (Karen Beningfield’s Mowgli Bangle, Ronel Durandt’s Jedi bracelet, and my own Gaudi horned pattern) and the patterns are posting on the Bead Kit Patterns page here, for everyone who ordered.
Above, Kate’s Mowgli sample in process- lots more to come on this one!
The Mowgli is a variation on my Zig-Wing Bangle, which of course has already been posted on the Volume II Specials page, but Karen’s variation is exquisite, and deserved its own writeup.
For those of you who would like to see how the side increases in the Zigged Band are joined to make the petals (or slippers) I shot a bit of video, and posted it on our CGB YouTube channel.
I welcome your explorations of this technique, and can’t wait to see what you make!