CONTEMPORARY GEOMETRIC BEADWORK

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

Casting a Rick-Rack Bangle off of a PodCast bead

Let’s investigate how to use the little Podcast Bead to cast off a Rick-Rack Bangle.   I’m making a video this weekend to answer questions and demonstrate all of the … Continue reading

March 23, 2018 · 19 Comments

PodCasting: the first bangle start

Here are two photographs that show one of the many next possible steps on the PodCast Bead. This 10-bead per side 6-Point Rick-Rack Bangle came directly off of the edge of the little … Continue reading

March 22, 2018 · 13 Comments

Pod-Cast BeadALong Pattern

Hello all! At this link, please find a downloadable, printable PDF for our PodCast BeadALong. If you have questions about the pattern, please leave them here in the comments. I will … Continue reading

March 22, 2018 · 35 Comments

Background for PodCast BeadAlong

Almost 7 years ago I held a necklace of geometric stars made by Stacy Creamer, built to a design by Jean Power. Each star was made of five Warped Squares. … Continue reading

March 21, 2018 · 7 Comments

PodCast BeadAlong

Coming tomorrow – the CGB PodCast BeadAlong! Join us? Don’t worry about supplies. You only need a couple of grams of cylinder beads and a few dozen round beads (size … Continue reading

March 21, 2018 · 24 Comments

Flying Triangles, flying beaders

Hello all! We’ve got some announcements coming this week. Full day workshops with an international team of CGB beaders will be available during the last two weeks of July in … Continue reading

March 18, 2018 · 21 Comments

cycles, updates

Beady greetings from a snowy Boston! We’re still a few months from going to press with the Pattern Book (thank you for your continued patience) but things are moving quickly … Continue reading

February 22, 2018 · 8 Comments

Curvature Blindness and Rick-Rack

It’s remarkable how this just-published illusion actually illustrates EXACTLY why I couldn’t see what Rick-Rack really was. All of those lines are just wavy, but the way the colours arrange … Continue reading

December 13, 2017 · 8 Comments

The beads and their secrets…

Hello, all! I apologize for the radio silence from my end for the past months, but something very silly (and also very serious) happened to me as a result of … Continue reading

December 12, 2017 · 105 Comments

Two weeks of new work

Hello! Before all of the basic technical information starts rolling along (which it will on this site for the next six months at least) I’d like to put a little … Continue reading

October 29, 2017 · 16 Comments
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