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Anatomy of a Bead Creature

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9:55am, April 15, 2004

Vonda N. McIntyre is best known as a writer of science fiction. Her 1997 book, The Moon and the Sun, won the Nebula Award for best novel. She also has an intriguing hobby—creating intricately crinkled creatures out of tiny beads.

"I always have to have a fiddly hobby," McIntyre says. She had done needlepoint and crocheting before being attracted to beadwork. But making patterns on essentially a flat surface was a little too mundane for her. Experimenting with various ways of stringing beads, sh

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