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

Proofs are flowing like a river now

Fortuneteller Gallery lead page CGB Volume II

This is a fun part of any project- final proofing. There is a flowing system of circles, as pages go to artists, tiny new scraps of information are added, final decisions are made on color and line, and blocks are set for the Text Edit Team to sign off on. The Text Editors are amazing; they see All.

Here are a few samples of things in flow this morning. As you can see, we are finalizing the Fortuneteller Gallery.

Nancy Jenner proof


Sharon Wagner proof web





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.

14 comments on “Proofs are flowing like a river now

  1. Penny Fanshawe
    April 28, 2014

    I am really excited about volume 2 also. I am loving all the blog updates too all these different colourways and ideas are really inspiring me. I have been working on a couple of things from volume one but they are taking a long time to finish

    • katemckinnon
      April 28, 2014

      Yes ,these pieces take a long time to make… : )

  2. Suzanne Golden
    April 28, 2014

    Will there be instructions on how to make some of these bracelets???

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    • katemckinnon
      April 28, 2014

      Well, we show over 1000 pieces all told, so… that would be a lot of patterns. Only a fraction of the gallery pieces have patterns in the book, many more will have them in the free Pattern Library, which will grow as people contribute to it. Soon! Working.

  3. Debby
    April 28, 2014

    Just can’t wait for CGB11…….!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • katemckinnon
      April 28, 2014

      You KNOW I’ll release it digitally as soon as the press proofs are signed off. All of the pre-orders will get the book at least a month earlier than the paper release.

      • Julie Shear
        April 28, 2014

        Hurrah! That’s great news!!!

      • Peggy Kemp
        April 28, 2014

        Do the paper book pre-orders get the digi copy, too?

        • katemckinnon
          April 28, 2014

          Oh, yes, absolutely! If you have a paper copy of Volume I, I’d love to give you that digital copy as well.

          • Peggy Kemp
            April 28, 2014

            We might have had this conversation before, Kate… doh. Sorry for taking up your time if we did. My husband Matt ordered the paper Vol. 1 for me. I can’t remember if you linked me to the digi copy, but I’d sure like to see it. I have been so inspired by Vol. 1 – I operate in completely different ways now. If something isn’t working, I just segue off into a triangular wing or horn for fun.

          • katemckinnon
            April 28, 2014

            Neat! I’ll email you a link and password. : )

  4. Marilyn Lepselder Aronson
    April 28, 2014

    When seeing all this creative beadwork, I am able to fly to the moon and bead among the stars with creative imagination; oh what happiness!! Who would ever think that beadwork could possibly morph into designs as beautiful as these.

  5. BarbaraBriggsDesigns
    April 28, 2014

    Wow…no, WOW! CGBII is going to be fantastic!

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