CONTEMPORARY GEOMETRIC BEADWORK

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

Beadwork Artists Stipend Fund / Pre-Orders Reopened

Thanks so much to the people who started off the community contributions to our Stipend Fund over Christmas – they really made a difference and spread a lot of joy. We’ll be continuing into the future to reach out in the field with materials gifts, to purchase work directly from artists, and we will be offering collaboration, community, and financial stipends for people who contributed to our books and/or have a tradition of working hard to share knowledge freely with the beading community.

CGB is a part of the UnLAB (our science team) and we are an IRS 501(c)(3) corporation, so donations from US citizens are potentially tax-deductible. If your employer has a donation-matching program, it’s quite likely we qualify, as we do research for the public good. I’ll also be personally matching donations to this fund with my own share of the book royalties.

We must support the arts and our artists right now, because help is not on the way this winter or any winter afterward. Because the need now is so great, I’m re-opening pre-orders for our new books, please, all are welcome to order. I always try not to take in any more funds through pre-order than it costs to print the books, but this is a special circumstance and I think re-opening the book revenue will make a real difference in what we can do to help. (Book purchases are not tax-deductible).

Click here to order books. Remember we don’t really know when we will be allowed to gather again to ship – it takes a whole team to pull it off. (Sorry for the bad link earlier, it’s fixed now.)

After the American pandemic and election settle down we will be able to re-gather our team, ship books, make new ideas, hug each other, have classes, and bead in joy. And we just can’t wait. It will probably be summer, and this is really hard to accept. But (thanks entirely to the free sharing of virus DNA by scientists) we have three vaccines now and we can always hope for Spring.

I hope you have a garden to work in, a kitten to hug, a dog to walk, dreams to tend, books to read, a library to visit, a walk you love to take, a nice view from your window, some positive things to keep your spirits up as we wait, furled.

Hugs to you all. Please stay in touch, keep me posted on how you are doing.

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 katemckinnon.com or on some city street, walking fast, smiling at strangers.

27 comments on “Beadwork Artists Stipend Fund / Pre-Orders Reopened

  1. Elena Coppola
    January 4, 2021

    Is it possible to pre-order books from Italy? Thanks for an answer. Hello, Elena

    Il giorno dom 27 dic 2020 alle ore 15:42 CONTEMPORARY GEOMETRIC BEADWORK ha scritto:

    > katemckinnon posted: ” Thanks so much to the people who started off the > community contributions to our Stipend Fund over Christmas – they really > made a difference and spread a lot of joy. We’ll be continuing into the > future to reach out in the field with materials gifts, to pu” >

    • katemckinnon
      January 4, 2021

      Certainly! But the shipping is expensive, and so I recommend why not wait until they are published and buy them in Europe? We have several distributors there plus they will be available widely.

  2. Anvi
    January 3, 2021

    Hello,

    I purchased digital copies of Volume 1 and 2 yesterday but don’t know where to download them from! It would be great if you could help me out.

    • katemckinnon
      January 4, 2021

      I’ll email you! Digital downloads are automatic, and sent by Pulley, the company we use to deliver them. Sometimes their emails to to Spam or Promotions folders. Kate

  3. Farah adeeba Mughal
    December 30, 2020

    Hi I hope you are well would you have step by step photos eith instructions on how to bake a simple geometric bracelet , chain or ring With Care

    Sent from my iPhone

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  4. Irene
    December 28, 2020

    I am interested in your new book. How much is it and how can we order?

    • katemckinnon
      December 31, 2020

      cgbteam.com
      No need to pre-order, though, we really only recommend that if you are wanting to support the team. We will print PLENTY of books as soon as we get on the press.

  5. moon2bead@charter.net
    December 27, 2020

    Hi Kate:I’d really like to pre-order a book/books but when I clicked on the link it took me to something that I’ve never heard of and wants me to join–Big Cartel and it looks like it wants me to join so I can sell something–to set up an account. Do I really have to join this to pre-order a book? I have no desire to sell anything! Bev Moon

  6. Lori Finney
    December 27, 2020

    So…what do we search on Big Cartel to get to the page to order books?

  7. beehive@honeyfromthebee.com
    December 27, 2020

    Hi Kate – I’d love to pre-order one of your latest books. I clicked on the link and it wants a shop name and password. Not sure what to put there or if it’s not the right link. Let mek now.

    Hope your holidays are as sparkly and good as can be.

    Janet

  8. Joy Faletti
    December 27, 2020

    Hi Kate,

    I’m interested in pre-ordering volume 3. I have the digital copies of volumes 1 & 2. When I clicked the links in the email below, it took me to a big cartel log in and I wasn’t sure how to proceed from there. Please advise and hope you are having a wonderful holiday season in spite of the craziness that is 2020.

    Thanks, Joy Faletti

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  9. Peggy Kemp
    December 27, 2020

    Hi Kate, It looks like you have to join BigCartel to pre-order books. Why is that? Do I have the wrong link? Thanks, Peggy

  10. 2007brunson
    December 27, 2020

    I had to set up an account with BigCartel to even get in but I still can’t preorder the books. Any advice or a less onerous way to buy them? I missed the earlier deadline so I was delighted to have the opportunity except I ran into a big cartel.

  11. BarbaraBriggsDesigns
    December 27, 2020

    Strange, but when I click on the “Click to Order Books” link, it takes me to my own BigCartel shop.???

  12. Sheryl Lamarand
    December 27, 2020

    Bless you, Kate, and your team for all you’ve done and continue to do for our beady world! You’re the best!

  13. Linda W.
    December 27, 2020

    Hi Kate,

    I would like to preorder the books, but when I clicked on the link it took me to something called Big Cartel. Is that where the link is supposed to go? Is there a way to order from you or from your website?

    Thanks,

    Linda Wentink

    Aisha26@comcast.net

  14. Jo Woolnough
    December 27, 2020

    Hi Kate,
    I have kept myself busy beading all throughout my shielding and will continue to do so.
    I am happy to wait for my book I ordered as I know you will get there in the end.
    Let’s hope that 2021 is a better and safer year for all of us 🙏

    • katemckinnon
      December 29, 2020

      I’m sure it will be a huge improvement. I already feel better!

  15. Joan Ochroch
    December 27, 2020

    I signed up to make a donation and the site added a tax so I did not go through with it. How can I donate without the tax surcharge? Thank you…Joan Ochroch I also tried to purchase books and ended up at a site called Big Cartel??

    On Sun, Dec 27, 2020 at 9:42 AM CONTEMPORARY GEOMETRIC BEADWORK wrote:

    > katemckinnon posted: ” Thanks so much to the people who started off the > community contributions to our Stipend Fund over Christmas – they really > made a difference and spread a lot of joy. We’ll be continuing into the > future to reach out in the field with materials gifts, to pu” >

    • katemckinnon
      December 27, 2020

      Hi, Joan! If the site charges tax, we will refund it 100% – in most cases it will not. Big Cartel is just our payment processor – they are a trustworthy site. Come Jan 1 we will be on PayPal with a nonprofit account and everything will be much simpler. Thanks for your note!

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