Author Archives: Diane

smaller star

Trying to get an interesting design in a smaller star

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swirled star

I’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.

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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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mini beaded kaleidocycle

Miniature beaded kaleidocycle made by hinging beaded tetrahedrons so they can rotate.  Inspired first by Susannah Thomson and then others at Contemporary Geometric Beadwork    They will have a pattern available soon.  Next for me will be a larger version with … Continue reading

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sparkling icosahedrons

Center ball made from a pattern in Shaped Beadwork and Beyond by Diane Fitzgerald.  The other two balls use the same pattern and beads, just different color arrangements.

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octopus bracelet

Well, it will be a bracelet when I get the back on it and add a clasp.  From a class with Kinga Nichols.  

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beading stars

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starry beaded ball

Twelve bezelled 12mm rivolis woven together into a dodecahedron, a satisfying challenge.

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This week I was challenged to create a 3-D ATC.  Intriguing, but ATCs are flat!  I store them in plastic trading card pages, they have to be flat.  So I layered that restriction on the idea of a tiny, ATC-sized, … Continue reading

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