International Beading Week

I’m really pleased to say that I’m going to be an Ambassador for this year’s International Beading Week! I’m already planning beading activities and putting together some patterns and tutorials to share with everyone to celebrate the week!

This year International Beading Week (IBW) takes place from the 25th July to 2nd August. The aim is to bring beaders together and inspire people to take up the craft! More details of everything that will be happening can be found on the IBW website.

As a start I’ve been doing a bit of work creating pdf versions of the free tutorials here on my website! Hopefully this will make them easier to save and print. Here are the first two!

Spherical Harmonics

Spherical Harmonics is the Rick Rack Dodecahedron – which finally has a name! Spherical harmonics are a type of function defined on the surface of a sphere which have many uses in maths and physics. The visualisations of these functions remind me of the shape of the rick rack dodecahedron.

Trefoil Knot Kaleidocycle

Did you know that the trefoil knot kaleidocycle is also a Möbius kaleidocycle? If you use a different colour for one edge of the band of tetrahedra you’ll see that it has a twist when you join the ends together to make the trefoil knot!

The pdf versions of the folding cube and gyroelongated square bipyramid kaleidocycle tutorials will also be available soon!

5 thoughts on “International Beading Week”

1. playswithbeads says:

WOW! That’s fantastic news. I’m so looking forward to this.Thank you for putting this together for us. It will be fun.Happy beading and pdf making!Ann

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2. Janet Binsau says:

I’m making your Spherical Harmonics now. I’ve had the pattern in my stash for a couple of years. It is so much fun.

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3. Jane Griffin says:

Very generous of you Patricia, thank you, I’m hoping to make one up over the Easter holidays 🙂

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