an open source architectural beadwork project from Kate McKinnon and a worldwide team of innovators
The reviews of Volume II are rolling in, and they are raves. Most of them are collected either here on the Book Blog (see the tab at the top of the page that says “Leave A Review” or on Amazon. If you would like to add your own, we encourage it- nothing is more helpful to move a book forward in the world than a great review posted online.
One of my favorite reviews on Amazon is from Stephanie Price (maker of the fabulous Walker Clasps we love, seen above in a Rick-Rack by Deb Bednarek). Check it out:
By Stephanie Price on August 28, 2014
Another nice touch is the spiral binding. This book is meant to sit with you while you bead; it’s at home on the arm of the couch as much as it is on the top of your work table – no need to break it in, just take it with.
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Thanks, Stephanie! And thank you to everyone who has left a review, sent me a happy email, who ordered the book, and who has sent me photos of their work. This is a lovely moment in the project for me; I am catching my breath, preparing new videos, and working on the release of new content for the Pattern Library. Shipping was a pretty huge job (over 3000 books sent so far, all over the world) and I’m still catching up. But it won’t be long – before you know it, I’ll wow you all over again.
If anyone in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, the UK or South Africa doesn’t have their book yet, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know. Unless, that is, we’ve spoken recently or you are a new order. Countries outside of those zones- please give your book until the end of October to arrive- each book must clear Customs on its own, and sometimes that takes a few weeks.
Also, speaking of Deb Bednarek, I wanted to mention a mistake that I made on the first run of the Poster Postcard. Above, you can see a glorious Helix bracelet from Volume I by Deb. Below, a glorious Helix Bangle by Kat Oliva. Similar, yet different…
You can see that I used Kat’s piece for the poster (and the postcard) but mistakenly I credited it to Deb in the first run of cards, and none of us caught it. The error is corrected now, and of course I regret the mistake. Boo! Sorry, Kat and Deb! Your pieces are similar in colourway, but different in Band.
Love and beads,