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

Kaleidocycles, emails, sealing wax and string…

Well, I use more packing tape than sealing wax and string. But it’s all involved. I must report that the CGB Email HQ in the mountains of South Lake Tahoe (this … Continue reading

February 17, 2017 · 13 Comments

The Essential All-Wing: only 14 rounds and a starter for any sort of bangle, complex or simple

Today, I’d like to explore with you one of the first Pattern Book projects built from the Exploded Set -it’s called the Essential All-Wing. Wear it as a brooch or on … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · 14 Comments

Lots coming this week!

This week, we will show here on the Book Blog how to Deconstruct our giant Flat Peyote Triangle or Hypar (Warped Square) and make incredible bangle starts from whichever piece seems … Continue reading

February 13, 2017 · 11 Comments

PDF of Core Exploding Set, with colour numbers

For those of you who want a quick-print pattern with the Delica colour numbers included, here is the promo sheet for the Exploding Set, and the Hypar version, in case … Continue reading

February 8, 2017 · 3 Comments

Here we go!

As we roll forward to press time for the CGB Pattern Book (expected shipping in April!) we are going to start releasing all sorts of material. PRE-ORDER PEOPLE, you are … Continue reading

February 8, 2017 · 21 Comments

A new year, three new books

Greetings and hugs to you all on a clear, cold January morning in California. Welcome to 2017! We expect to ship the CGB Pattern Books and Coloring Books on or … Continue reading

January 6, 2017 · 23 Comments

A beautiful Hypar earring pattern set for you today

We’ve got a wonderful piece coming to this blog quite soon on Hypars and Triangles, and another publication update (my oh my, three books to press at once) and things are … Continue reading

November 8, 2016 · 12 Comments


Time for a progress update. In production: The CGB Pattern Book & Colouring Book (a nicely paired set) and CGB, Volume III. These are the final books in the CGB … Continue reading

October 6, 2016 · 27 Comments

The CGB Pattern Book marches onward!

Progress marches onward in the assembly of the upcoming CGB Pattern Book and accompanying Colouring Book (which is more of a tool-book, really) and there are just a few days … Continue reading

August 30, 2016 · 23 Comments

momentum: a project update

Greetings! This update finds me in Boston, where I’m in the final stages of laying out the CGB Pattern Book and the companion Colouring Book (which is going to be a fantastic … Continue reading

July 26, 2016 · 16 Comments
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