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End of Year Updates

Greetings to you at the end of the year. I hope this finds you well. As promised, this is me, being in touch with you before year end. Please read … Continue reading

December 30, 2021 · 9 Comments

Paper books!

One of the pieces of news I have been waiting on for our pre-order transitions is whether or not we would get a press date in Spring, and happily I … Continue reading

December 22, 2021 · 23 Comments

Kaleidocycle Faces

The very first thing to understand about Kaleidocycles are how the individual pattern faces are made. There are six triangles per pattern face, and they are partnered together in sets … Continue reading

December 18, 2021 · 11 Comments


I can’t wait to show you our upcoming new Foolproof Kaleidocycle pattern, I’m very happy with it and it’s my new favorite assembly (although Kathryn’s Jellyfish Assembly above is awfully … Continue reading

December 16, 2021 · 14 Comments

Updates and Colourways

Good morning to all of you from a cool and sunny Savannah. I hope this finds you well. Our local team (Sam Norgard, Kathryn Shriver, Anvi Shah and myself, with … Continue reading

December 15, 2021 · 6 Comments

Work continues

Here in Savannah, we continue to work to assemble our mountain of glittering Delica beads into colourways and bead kits, and our triangles and photographs into the new Foolproof Kaleidocycle … Continue reading

December 9, 2021 · 6 Comments


Hello again! Our team has been working for the past week on getting our January MIT session finalized and loaded into the system, and also on contemplating light, colour, a … Continue reading

November 30, 2021 · 6 Comments

light and colour in other materials

One of the things we’ve been working with for our academic textbook is how differently light and colour are described in various fields of study. In the physical art world … Continue reading

November 22, 2021 · 15 Comments

Illusion Faces

I love to see illusion faces on Kaleidocycles, especially when they are also marvelous colour explorations. The Magic Triangle This is a neat one because the look of the face … Continue reading

November 17, 2021 · 10 Comments

Colour Blocking

Above, a close-up of the pinks and violet in Sam Norgard’s Nova Scotia bangle. Bead colours: DB2035, DB1310, and DB2138. There is a lot of fun to be had making … Continue reading

November 15, 2021 · 4 Comments
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