Monday, September 26, 2011

Infinity Truncated Rhombic Dodecahedron Beaded Bead

This beaded bead has a really long, and very descriptive name.  The weaving technique is Infinity Weave.  I use this name for the weave because there are an infinite number of polyhedra that can be realized with Infinity Weave.  The mathematical shape of this particular beaded bead is a truncated rhombic dodecahedron. I think of it first in terms of its symmetry, which is that of a cube (or octahedron).  I imagine that on each face of the cube, there is a smaller square. This beaded bead has 6 squares holes just like this:
Square Face of the Truncated Rhombic Dodecahedron
The shape is further modified by replacing each edge of the cube with a hexagon.  Since a cube has 12 edges, so does this beaded bead have 12 hexagons.  In the photo below, see how the hole in the center has six sides?  That's the hexagon.
If you would like to read more about this beaded bead, and see photos of it from other angles, click on the photos above.


  1. Glad to see you posting again.

  2. :D It's nice to have something to say. Summer seems to entice me to do other things.

  3. This looks fantastick :) I also favourited on Etsy. I really love your work.


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