Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Really Excited This Week! Really Excited This Week!

Hey everyone thanks for stopping by this week!  I got alot to talk about and I am super excited about it all!

First off, let me get to Every Inchie Monday, the theme is 3D.  Now 3D in beads is so easy, I have done it many times but for my inchies they have to be flat so that I can roll them up when I get past the week.  So I had to think of something else.  My first thought was to make a 3D box, the kind you learned to make in grade school.  This inchie has 3 colors to it & I hope you like it.


Also this week over at 2x2x2 the theme is Echo, echo, echo.  Yea sorry I could not help myself!  LOL  How do you show off an echo in beads??  Not easy for sure.  But I googled it and found a really cool pic of something called echo reply.  So I took the design and made it into my twinchie.  I used 4 colors for this one.


Also over at Beadwork Mentoring, a Facebook group, I participated in a bead swap.  My partner, Cathy, and I exchanged some beads that we just don't use and were supposed to make something from them.  Here is what I came up with.  I freakin love this bracelet.  I am a fall color gurl.  Not sure if I have mentioned that I like orange?  But when I saw these beads I immediately knew what I was going to make.  Check this out.  There are so many beads in this and I only used the ones she sent me.  I was so inspired by them that I did not even add my own beads to the mix.


Now to the thing I have been waiting for.  I love EIM, 2x2x2 and the bead swap, but this has been something I have been working on for almost a month!  I finally got it done and have been jumping for joy ever since.  What has me so excited?  Have you ever heard of a kaleidocycle?  They are great for kids to learn about math.  Or..... for beaders to go kinda crazy!  On Beadwork Mentoring and Seed Beads and More Facebook groups they had monthly challenges for the k-cycle.  Which they got the idea from this awesome book by Kate McKinnon.

Even though I am late to the party I finished mine.  I just have to say a very special thank you to an awesome lady Michel, her pictures helped me out so much!  So check out these pictures.  For these patterns I used 8 colors and made it so that one color flows from the first to the next and so on.





What do you think?  Can you tell what this does yet?  Well let me confuse you even more.  Here is the K-cycle flattened.


So yes this turned into those top 4 pictures.  I see that you are still confused.  How about I show you what a k-cycle does.


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I hope that this video plays for you.  BTW ignore the feet in the video, that is my camera mans feet lol.  After seeing this video you can see why I am sooooooo excited.  I have never made any truly 3D movable beadwork before and this was a long, frustrating and fun process.   Oh my gosh I am so excited about this that I have been showing it to everyone LOL.  And now I got to show it to you!!!  I hope you like it.  I LOVE IT!  

Well, that is it for me.  If you are interested in any of the groups or challenges that I mentioned today then follow the links and fly on over to them and enjoy yourself.   Right now, I need to go to bed lol  so everyone please have a blessed and creative week!

16 comments:

  1. Your K-cycle rocks, but I have to say, I love your 2x2 the best! Have a great week!

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  2. Just amazing work again, Freebird! I am in total awe over the folding beadwork! Beautiful!

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  3. Freebird, that k-thingie is AMAZING! Talk about three-dimensional! WOW! So glad you participated in the 2x2 with a great graphic--that is cool. And I like your inchie, sweet simplicity. CHeryl

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    1. Thanks Cheryl. I really loved making all of the piece this week

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  4. Everything is just amazing and the inchie is so stand out

    Love Chrissie xx

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  5. beautiful beadwork - love your 3D inchie box

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  6. Amazing beading as ever love your K cycle whatever it is - couldn't get the video to work but the patterns are beautiful and must have taken you ages!

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    1. Thanks Jenny, sorry that the video did not work! I will check into that, It did take me about a month to do

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  7. Fantastic, just love all your beadwork, and the K-cycle is brilliant.

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