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

Hello out there

As we cope with the uncertain situations in our world right now, our team is grateful for what beads can offer us; meditative solace, community, and a connection to an … Continue reading

April 28, 2020 · 11 Comments

Books, Exhibits, and a Call For Work

Greetings, beaders around the world.  I hope this finds you well. It’s been a challenging Spring for us all, I know. Here in the US we are getting hit hard, … Continue reading

April 10, 2020 · 27 Comments

New Animation: How to make a peyote-stitched Warped Square

Julia Pretl animated the process of building a peyote-stitched Warped Square for the next addition to the Contemporary Geometric Beadwork Open Source Library. Please feel free to share as you … Continue reading

April 2, 2020 · 10 Comments

New animation: How to make a Peyote Triangle

In addition to animating the build of the PodCast Bead for our library, Julia Pretl has now done the basic Peyote Triangle and the Warped Square is coming next. These … Continue reading

April 1, 2020 · 4 Comments

Update on our new books

Greetings, beaders. We are all suddenly in a new world, to be sure. I hope that this finds you well. Our hearts go out to all in grief. Many are … Continue reading

March 24, 2020 · 44 Comments

Final Model Photoshoot

Final model shoot for the three new CGB books January 28, Philadelphia, with Kyle Cassidy! If you’ve made geometric or architectural beadwork that you think we should consider photographing that … Continue reading

January 4, 2020 · 3 Comments

Our new books are available again for pre-order!

Greetings, all! We have a press date now for the new books (April 15, 2020) and that means that the new books are available again for pre-order!  Thank you to … Continue reading

December 14, 2019 · 30 Comments

How to make a PodCast Bead

I’m excited to share with you an animated tutorial on the making of a PodCast Bead, created for the free CGB library of techniques by Julia Pretl. Here is a … Continue reading

November 25, 2019 · 36 Comments

Books update and a new video

Good morning all! A few updates on a cool and drizzly DC morning. Publishing Update CGB will be releasing our big Technical Section in a month or so – this is … Continue reading

October 22, 2019 · 15 Comments

Full Pattern for Two-Drop PodCast Bead

For those of you who would like to see the full pattern for the five-round 2-Drop PodCast Bead, here it is in PDF form. Patterns for the Exploding Set Sections … Continue reading

October 14, 2019 · Leave a comment
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