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


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A little update!

1.   I am deep in layout on CGB Volume II, and expect to be on the press in late February. Of course, I’ll keep you posted, and absolutely, I’ll release some more sneak peeks soon. It’s stuffed with gorgeous work, like this lovely bangle crafted by Vee Pretorius, (Click the photo if you’d like a closer view.)

My Oh My Vee Pretorius

2.   The CGB Souvenir Calendar is on the press, and will be in-studio in two weeks, in time for the Tucson shows. Anyone who is coming can pick theirs up from me in Tucson, and the others will be shipped separately, to arrive by March 1. If you want one of these calendars, please order it now!  I doubt I will have many left over after Tucson.

Peek of Becks from CGB Souvenir Calendar

3.   The Second Edition of CGB Volume I will print at the same time as Volume II, and they will ship together. If you’ve pre-ordered Volume II, you can pick up a half-price copy at this link, with free shipping. Of course you don’t need it if you have the First Edition. Any new content will be published here for free.

4.   The Free CGB Pattern Library will open when it’s ready. Subscribe to this Blog if you want to know when it does.

In the meantime, the Sneak Peek At Volume II page is open to the public, no password required. Go there and play! Beginning patterns will be available in the Pattern Library. For now, everything is intermediate. Those of you just starting out should head to our YouTube channel, and check out our free MRAW videos, showing how to make a Tri-Wing Ring and a Zigged Band. There is a new one as well- it shows the sort of join a Zig-Wing Bangle uses.

5.   There are a few Mowgli kits, Bead Assortments and the new mindbendingly beautiful Spring Delica Boxes available in the Shop-  have a look! And thank you!

Kate McKinnon Design

About katemckinnon

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.

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