Sam Norgard Nova Scotia Sunset 14-Colour Bead Kit
The Nova Scotia Sunset Colourway: LIMITED QUANTITY Beta Release
Kit price includes first class shipping in the US. International shipping is not available for bead kits at this time.
This generous assortment of Miyuki Delica beads (over 175 grams) was chosen by Sam Norgard when she created the Kaleidocycle Bangle shown in these photos. Each of the four pattern faces of the cycle triangles show a different colour grouping inspired by the coastal sunsets. If you've been to Sam's Nova Scotia studio for a workshop, you may have seen them for yourself. Sam is one of our upcoming Fellowship recipients in 2021, as she is co-creating our academic textbook, and was the first to introduce geometric beadwork into university curriculum (in her courses at SCAD here in Savannah).
Each of the 14 colours in this kit fills a 12.5 gm snapbox, and there are enough beads left over after making the cycle to create many more pieces. Included with each kit is a printed full-colour pattern booklet that shows our variations in detail, (including word charts). Please see the photos for some of our other demonstrations of how to use these colours. No matter how large you make your Kaleidocycle Bangle, you will still have lots of beads left over to explore variations.
Sam also discusses the four-part colourway, describing the methods she used to define her palette and how she combined metallic, transparent and pure opaque colours to create distinct moods and sensations for each of the four Delica triplets. Egg-blue Delicas and crystal clear Miyuki rounds complete the collection.
Beading needles not included, but our favorites are Tulip brand, size 11, which cost about a dollar a needle, but last a long time and are a joy to use.
CGB is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation , and 100% of the income from each kit sold will go directly to our Fellowships and Scholarship Fund, which helps professional artists, students and artists to create work, build portfolios, expand their educations, build exhibits, and be paid for their time to teach kids and people in their communities about beadwork. Read more about it (and our three current Fellows) here:
Exploding PodCast and Flower Cycle examples beaded by Kathryn Shriver, 2021