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Highly Unlikely Square Beaded Bead No.2

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One of my signature designs, featured at http://www.ams.org/mathimagery/thumbnails.php?album=20

The Highly Unlikely Square is a beaded variation of the Impossible Triangle of Roger Penrose that was made famous by M.C. Escher. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penrose_triangle to read all about it. While the Impossible Square is not possible to make in three dimensions, my beaded version has twisted sides, which make it just highly unlikely.

Compared with a regular square frame like you might hang on your wall, this frame has one quarter turn on each side. The effect of the quarter turns on the Highly Unlikely Square creates an unusual effect that the colors of the sides and edges twist around the piece.

The beads silver, bronze, green, red, and purple. As a beaded bead, it has one obvious hole in the center, but it can be strung several ways through the many 1mm holes with stringing wire.

It measures 27mm (just over an inch) on an edge, suitable to be worn as a pendant on a chain or a piece of cord. While the hole is big enough for it to fit my ring finger, I don't recommend wearing it as a ring as seed bead weaving doesn't often hold up to the abuse of finger rings.

All of my beadwork arrives in an origami gift box, hand folded by me out of beautiful printed card stock.

Highly Unlikely Square Beaded Bead No.2

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: glass beads, inginuity, attention to detail, love, thread
  • Feedback: 402 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from California, United States
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