When I saw this tutorial by Contemporary Geometric Beadworks I got so excited I wanted to drop all the things I was currently making to start this. I saw this on the facebookpage of Contemporary Geometric Beadwork and it also was shared on the facebookpage of Seed beads and more. *Happy dance*! Wondering what I want to make? Continue reading!
You thread triangles (using technique herringbone stitch and peyote stitch) with delica’s and connect these so they form this kaleidoscope. I have made jewelry but not a shifting object so this is a new challenge!
Photo and creation by Kim van Antwerpen from Contemporary Geometric beadwork
Tips I’ve read so far:
- When you’re making really small triangles (5 rows) the bending is hard. A minimum of 9 rows is recommended.
- There’s four visible parts and 6 triangles per part. This means 24 triangles that need to be made.
- You can thread with fireline, but use a thicker one so it’s extra sturdy.
- On http://www.anabel-beadpatterns.com/p/blog-page.html you can find a triangle to print so you can colorize your pattern. Keep in mind that this is a big square, so you don’t need to colorize the entire triangle if you plan to make a smaller kaleidocycle.
Triangle from http://www.anabel-beadpatterns.com/p/blog-page.html
The clip down below shows how you can make the triangles.
On the Facebookpage Seed beads and more you can find tips and tricks such as step 1 en step 2. Not a member of the page? Send an email to the administrator.
How to get access to Facebookpage Seed beads and more
Keep in mind that the original idea is from Contemporary Geometric Beadwork , and that they’re also making tutorials.
Curious how to use a kaleidocycle? In the video below they show how to use (a paper) kaleidocycle.
I love how you can make a lot of designs. I like to use seasons as inspiration, so spring, summer, autumn and winter and make triangles in that theme. On the Facebookpage of Cath Thomas I saw a nice design as well.
Made by Cath Thomas
And are you going to make one? Let us know!