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

Seed Bead Summit, Day 6

There is lots of fabulous stuff on our tables.  Here is some new work from Robin Douglas, who joined the Summit recently. The large Flower is about ten inches in diameter; it’s meant for our Runway Show in San Diego. Stunning!

Robin Douglas giant flower web

This cuff has an exciting vertical stripe on the inner layer. Very time-consuming and beautiful… and beautifully made of course.

Robin Douglas web

Dustin Wedekind put one of his neat Funnel Web Rings (a Volume III project) on a little Breyer horse.

Dustin on a Horse

Deb Benson joins us this morning – this is one of her pieces.

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Katherine Kosta’s work continues to astound; I’ve taken hundreds of photos of the box of work she brought with her, and will share them as they move through image processing (I do quite a bit of hand work on my shots) and in Volume III. This piece is a nice reminder that Rick-Rack does not have to be built with even Points. You can simply skip (by passing through or using separate thread) some sections as you proceed; I love the visuals in this one.

Katherine Kosta rick rack web


And look at this interesting study of joined Wingtips. Ah, the colourways…


Katherine Kosta closed Wings web

Sarah Loudon made more progress on her piece; note the addition of mother of pearl rounds to an Elegant Guide Round, and the beginning of another direction, with an orange round.

Sarah Loudon process

I plan to Explode something off of one of Laura Shea’s flat geometrics this afternoon. I’m still working on this photograph (apologies for rough edges) but you get the idea. Glorious forms!

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Today, I’m going to photograph some of Sheila Prosterman’s pieces.. wait until you see her flower. And her MRAW vessel with Horns.  I am loving this so much…. thanks for following along!

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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.

9 comments on “Seed Bead Summit, Day 6

  1. Gay Dries
    June 9, 2015


  2. sarah loudon
    June 9, 2015

    Kate’s fast-flowing ideas and energy are super-inspiring! What a great time it was to be there for a few days–

  3. I’m really enjoying your updates – quite look forward to them at the end of my day. I really wish I was with you soaking up all the inspiration!

  4. Susan
    June 7, 2015

    More ideas to dream about. Thanks for posting.

  5. Debbie
    June 7, 2015

    So exciting to think of Book III with pictures like this!!!

  6. maryy
    June 7, 2015

    Tout est très très beau, félicitations à toutes !

  7. Sally Jo Daft
    June 7, 2015

    Fabulous, absolutely fabulous. Amazing work, so much talent, great to get to see all these wonderful works of ART! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Gemma
    June 7, 2015

    Looks like you are all having so much fun and getting so much inspiration.
    Keep on beading.

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