Wednesday, February 23, 2011
I'm back to beading a bead again! This time I am using the "Fringe Method" as explained starting on page 9 of a paper written for the Journal for Mathematics and the Arts, Vol X, No. X, March 2007, xxx-xxx. The paper entitled "Three-dimensional finite point groups and the symmetry of beaded beads" authored by G. L. Fisher and B. Mellor (I kid you not) the paper which can be found here, is really wild. I wish I could understand it. I can't tell you what it says, you'll just have to read it for yourself. But I will tell you, I plan to study it, look up all the big words, and try to apply the theory.
|Beaded Bead (Fringe Method)|
One thing I could glean from the paper was the fringe method of covering a bead. Had I known this earlier, I never would have had so much trouble trying to free-form peyote stitch that dang bead a week ago. This method has you making sort of a flower with fringe, which you drop the bead into and sew it up.
I tried it several times with different size beads and different numbers of "fringes". Using the fringe method sets a fine stage for later embellishing. I just let the beads be and will try to do some embellishing at a later date. But I wanted you to see how cool this was, and how neat and tidy the ends of the bead look.
Beaded Bead (Fringe Method), conquered!