CONTEMPORARY GEOMETRIC BEADWORK

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

Cones We Have Loved…

Now that the Cone Stitch video is on our YouTube channel, I’m hoping that beady Cones start magically appearing on Terra.

Here are some of the Cones we have loved…

Christina Vandervlist Cone Ring, Contemporary Geometric Beadwork 2012, photo Kate McKinnon, IP4S

Above, Christina Vandervlist’s glorious Double-Cone from Volume I. To make a double-ended Cone, all you have to do is decrease until you’ve narrowed into a likely diameter, and then continue beading on the spirals with no decrease. This will form a tube. When the tube is long enough, begin increasing again. Here is a version by Charlotte Aziz, sporting sassy turquoise felt balls, which match (in a very illusory way) the blue of the beads in the weave of the spiral.

Charlotte Aziz:  Doublecone Ring

 

And who could forget the tenderness shown to Dustin Wedekind’s cones by a certain Starfleet Captain?

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Photo by Bri Date

 

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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