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CORNERS. Finally.

Hello! Lots of news. Publication update: I am adding in a small amount of (really important) new material to the three books we have coming out, and then we should … Continue reading

June 6, 2017 · 8 Comments

Publication update

In progress: CGB Pattern Book and Colouring Books (expected this summer) CGB Volume II (expected this Fall) Thanks for your patience as we finish up this glorious project!

May 1, 2017 · 3 Comments

The CGB Pre-Releases: The Kaleidocycle

Whew! It was fun, publishing our Mirror Tetras version of the Kaleidocycle to the pre-order list. Did you pre-order any of our upcoming books, and if so, get yours? If … Continue reading

April 23, 2017 · 7 Comments

The CGB Kaleidocycle Pattern

Hello, all! We’ve got a longer update coming soon (as soon as we catch up on your Cycle emails!) but just a note to let you know that we released another … Continue reading

April 22, 2017 · 5 Comments

The Kaleidocycle

We’ve been having fun this week reviewing the proofs of the Kaleidocycle chapter from the CGB Pattern Book, as we prepare to release it digitally this week to our pre-orders. … Continue reading

April 5, 2017 · 14 Comments

The CGB Pattern Book: Exploding Sets

The CGB Pattern Book, coming soon to mailboxes near you, opens up with the beautiful Exploding Set. This exploration is meant for those of you who want to bead with us as … Continue reading

March 5, 2017 · 16 Comments

Counting beads

One of the most confusing things about beading for most of us is counting. I personally have found it challenging, as anyone who has beaded with me knows.  : ) People … Continue reading

February 18, 2017 · 8 Comments

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 · 15 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
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