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:


K2b K2cK2d

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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 patterned sides.


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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

starry ballTwelve 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, fabric sculpture, realized that meant creating something interactive, with parts that move, and…  MAGIC!  So here is the first of many ideas that came to me:


3-D side view


view from above


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