Monday, November 29, 2010

The Makings of an Army: Beaded Beads

The Japanese know their Right Angle Weave. What's problematic for me is that they do most of it with two needles. I'm relatively steady of hand and eye, but the idea of having pointy things in both hands at once for any length of time sounds like an emergency room visit waiting to happen.

So I've been admiring their tradition of Right-Angle-Weave spheroids for a while (this is a good tutorial!) but I've been hoping for a way to do things with only one needle.

The good news? I've derived one. All the kusudama that I've made really helped me understand the construction of a cube. The bad news? It's more star-like than spherical. I ended up filling in the spaces with 11s, which works... and I've ended up pretty happy with some of the dealies that I've designed and constructed.

Now the question is: what do I do with them?


  1. I think they'd make really nice pendants! I love the yellow one.

  2. Thanks! I've been trying to figure out how to suspend them from stuff, without much luck, but the yellow one (which is my favorite, too,) is the most promising for pendantage.

    I kinda wanna make a charm bracelet out of all of them.