Fermat's Library posted this fractal pattern today. It could easily be a beading pattern for triangle weave from Etsy. If I make this, I'll make a large 2-D sheet first to see how it develops. I think at a certain point the large triangle in the middle will be so huge it becomes less useful. But who knows? It could be a cool net to layer over something.
I doubt I will design something with it. It's too....kinda...nerdy. Or those are my emotional associations surrounding the image anyway.
After that, there are many 3-D versions of this pattern on line for those who want to make a little beaded sculpture. I'm looking for an image to post here and the 3D version is called a Sierpinski tetrahedron. Here is an image:
One made with beads will be a pliable and will start to slump. The image above is a 3D print.
Here's another one made with bugle beads and two sizes of seed beads. I don't like to mixup my bead sizes too much. I'd just use uniform round beads with triangle weave for this exercise.
This was made by Gwen Fisher of Gwen Beads. She makes and teaches a lot of geometrically inspired beading patterns. Check out her amazing website and blog. I'm a big fan. I'd love to meet her.
A design note on the above: I see a jump ring on it. It would be way cooler to make a beaded chain that goes through the larger triangle voids of the piece. I'd wear that. Maybe I'll make a very nerdy necklace someday. Or, if as a choker a series of them can lie flat against the neck pointing outward it would be like an updated version of my daughter's 1.5" spike collar. Could be edgy and fun space jewelry.
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