openwork beaded kaleidocycle

Inspired by the work of Sarah Toussaint Perlissandre, this kaleidocycle is made of 40 triangles that form 10 tetrahedrons, resulting in five-pointed star patterns on the inside when it is turned.


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six months of daily ATCs

Last November, I started making an ATC every night, sort of an emotional snapshot of the day.  Six months later, I’m still at it. Here they are, arranged by month:

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beaded meditation

labyrinthI couldn’t find a pattern for a beaded labyrinth, so I charted this one, and stitched it bead by bead.

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spiral star

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Designed with thoughts of the spiral nature of inner exploration, a shared journey over connected pathways, stepping inward with intention, releasing outward with new-found ease.  In the finished star, I notice lines that seem difficult to cross, but may eventually … Continue reading

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dodecahedron delight


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Christmas Star


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smaller star

littlestarTrying to get an interesting design in a smaller star

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swirled star

swirled starI’m designing some more intricate star patterns, planning on a series.

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beaded box

This is my first box from Julia Pretl’s book, Little Bead Boxes.  I chose different colors and modified the pattern for the sides, and I’m thrilled with the result.

pentagon box

pentagon box open

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second beaded kaleidocycle

A larger version made with the same colors, adding patterns to the sides.  Here are some photos comparing the two:


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