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A Deeper Understanding

I’ve mentioned before that if I had known what I was getting into when I first picked up beads and thread, I would have put them back down on the … Continue reading

July 21, 2022 · 29 Comments

Everything, all at once!

Just a quick post to the CGB Blog to let you all know that I am thinking of you during this busy time, and that naturally everything we’ve been working … Continue reading

May 29, 2022 · 43 Comments

Welcome to Spring

Good morning to all of you, from a warm, soft and rainy Spring morning in Savannah. The world outside my door is full of flowers and birds, but also war, … Continue reading

March 24, 2022 · 8 Comments

Illustrated Word Charts

Greetings, all. Karen Beningfield, Kristen Ho and I have been working on our final Illustrated Word Chart formats, and this is one of them that shows each round as it … Continue reading

January 18, 2022 · 26 Comments

Bright colours to carry us forward

Colour is an amazing force, and just experiencing clear and positive colours can help people feel strong, spirited and creative. Below in this post are some joyful pieces made from … Continue reading

January 11, 2022 · 4 Comments

More Bead Assortments in the Shop

I’ve added a few more bead assortments to the CGB shop. There are now Warm and Cool options for the 9-Bead Delica Assortments ($75 each) and a curated colourway from … Continue reading

January 7, 2022 · 4 Comments

Updates, and more thoughts on visual charting

Good morning all, I hope you are settling into 2022. Today I will begin mailing out all of the beautiful new bead assortments, working to finalize the visual charts to … Continue reading

January 4, 2022 · 15 Comments

Illustrated Word Charts?

One of our last jobs before we print is to choose a final format for our word charts, so we’ll be spending the next 12 weeks refining them. Our goal … Continue reading

January 2, 2022 · 75 Comments

An animation and a word chart for those learning to make peyote triangles (updated)

Welcome to the New Year! I am happy to be full of progress and forward motion, and hopeful for a new kindness to rise in us all as we turn … Continue reading

January 1, 2022 · 8 Comments

Triangle Word Charts (updated)

If you’d like to make the triangles that we are using to construct our new Foolproof Kaleidocycle demo, here are some lovely graphs drawn by Karen Beningfield, with word charts … Continue reading

December 30, 2021 · 18 Comments
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