an open source architectural beadwork project from Kate McKinnon and a worldwide team of innovators
Don’t worry about supplies. You only need a couple of grams of cylinder beads and a few dozen round beads (size 8 are best) to create the little Casting Model form. It whips up quickly, but wait until we show you what we DO with it! We might keep you busy for months.
We’ll post tomorrow (March 22) here and on our CGB Facebook page too, with full step by step photos and a discussion, so if you have questions about how to build this tiny little All-Wing, please save them until you see the full spreads? (If you want to print this out, use this link, it will give you a PDF. (Remember, though, this is just a preview.)
Our little model uses 12 of any kind of 8° round beads (I used dark gold) and three colours of 11° cylinder beads.
For my cylinders, I used Delicas, and chose white (DB351) orange (DB1780, 795) and a dark colour – blue, black or purple work well (DB 696, 10, 756). If you aren’t very familiar with this kind of build, don’t be tempted to use only one colour, because that could make a simple thing confusing.
The Model is a re-usable form, and so should be nice to look at, but it isn’t the PIECE, so don’t think too much about the beads you use to make it.
My guess is that you will make a handful of these sproingy little miracles once you see all that they can do….