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TUTORIAL Conway Bead Beaded with Tetrahedrons and Prisms

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Conway Beads are named after the great mathematician John Horton Conway in honor of his extensive work on symmetry, especially four dimensional polytopes, on which this piece is based. It is woven like cubic right angle weave but with tetrahedrons and prisms instead of cubes. This tutorial is designed for experienced beaders, and it includes charts like those found on my blog at http://gwenbeads.blogspot.com/2014/04/notation-for-cubic-right-angle-weave.html. This tutorial assumes you already how to do cubic right angle weave and know how to connect two ends to make a continuous strip. If you don’t, check out the links at my blog post above to learn how. You should also probably already know how to bead a dodecahedron or at least know what a dodecahedron is before trying this design.

Although it might sound complicated from that introduction, the structure of this thing is actually quite elegant. Once you get the hang of it, it's quite intuitive, and my tutorial is designed to give you that intuition.

As beaded bead, Conway Beads are quite small (under an inch), and have a lot of detail for their size. The beadwork is quite hollow and self supporting. Each bead has several large holes that run through its center so you can easily string it on chain or cord.

The tutorial is 12 pages, including almost 90 illustrations and photographs. The tutorial is a PDF file that gives charts and explanations for reading the charts to make Conway Beads in two sizes. Materials lists are included for Conway Beads in two sizes.

This listing is for the tutorial only. Materials are not included. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at gwen [at] beadinfinitum.com or convo me through Etsy.

After Etsy receives confirmation of payment for your order, you will be able to download your order from your receipt in the "Your Purchases" section on Etsy. Read more about how to download a file you purchased here: https://www.etsy.com/help/article/3949. If you have any questions, please convo me. The PDF document is 5.2 MB and can be opened with Acrobat and Adobe Reader 6.0 and later. If you don't have Acrobat Reader, you can download it for free at www.adobe.com

If you're interested in buying this tutorial but see it has been sold, check back again in a few hours or email me so I can re-list it. If you would like me to make you a Conway Bead, check my other Etsy listings or email me with the colors you like, and we will discuss the details. There are no refunds on tutorials.

This tutorial is Copyright Gwen Fisher 2014, and is for personal use only. Please do not distribute or copy it. Do not mass produce the designs described therein. You may sell a limited number of pieces that you make with this tutorial, but I ask that you please give me credit as the designer. For more information on my copyright policy, visit http://www.beadinfinitum.com/Copyright_Statement.html

Look for more tutorials in the tutorials section of my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/gwenbeads?section_id=5815553 and visit my website at beadinfinitum.com
Conway Beads are named after the great mathematician John Horton Conway in honor of his extensive work on symmetry, especially four dimensional polytopes, on which this piece is based. It is woven like cubic right angle weave but with tetrahedrons and prisms instead of cubes. This tutorial is designed for experienced beaders, and it includes charts like those found on my blog at http://gwenbeads.blogspot.com/2014/04/notation-for-cubic-right-angle-weave.html. This tutorial assumes you already how to do cubic right angle weave and know how to connect two ends to make a continuous strip. If you don’t, check out the links at my blog post above to learn how. You should also probably already know how to bead a dodecahedron or at least know what a dodecahedron is before trying this design.

Although it might sound complicated from that introduction, the structure of this thing is actually quite elegant. Once you get the hang of it, it's quite intuitive, and my tutorial is designed to give you that intuition.

As beaded bead, Conway Beads are quite small (under an inch), and have a lot of detail for their size. The beadwork is quite hollow and self supporting. Each bead has several large holes that run through its center so you can easily string it on chain or cord.

The tutorial is 12 pages, including almost 90 illustrations and photographs. The tutorial is a PDF file that gives charts and explanations for reading the charts to make Conway Beads in two sizes. Materials lists are included for Conway Beads in two sizes.

This listing is for the tutorial only. Materials are not included. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at gwen [at] beadinfinitum.com or convo me through Etsy.

After Etsy receives confirmation of payment for your order, you will be able to download your order from your receipt in the "Your Purchases" section on Etsy. Read more about how to download a file you purchased here: https://www.etsy.com/help/article/3949. If you have any questions, please convo me. The PDF document is 5.2 MB and can be opened with Acrobat and Adobe Reader 6.0 and later. If you don't have Acrobat Reader, you can download it for free at www.adobe.com

If you're interested in buying this tutorial but see it has been sold, check back again in a few hours or email me so I can re-list it. If you would like me to make you a Conway Bead, check my other Etsy listings or email me with the colors you like, and we will discuss the details. There are no refunds on tutorials.

This tutorial is Copyright Gwen Fisher 2014, and is for personal use only. Please do not distribute or copy it. Do not mass produce the designs described therein. You may sell a limited number of pieces that you make with this tutorial, but I ask that you please give me credit as the designer. For more information on my copyright policy, visit http://www.beadinfinitum.com/Copyright_Statement.html

Look for more tutorials in the tutorials section of my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/gwenbeads?section_id=5815553 and visit my website at beadinfinitum.com

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed by Marianne Mukai
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 19, 2017
Beautifully detailed instructions, with careful reading I know I'll be able to complete this interesting and challenging design. Thank you!
TUTORIAL Conway Bead Beaded with Tetrahedrons and Prisms

Reviewed by Marlene Brady
5 out of 5 stars
Apr 18, 2018
Great instructions and beautiful photos! Whimsical and fun beads!
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In the rare case of faulty items or any errors on my part, I will replace the item/s or reimburse you for the purchase up to three months after the sale, by which time any faults should have become apparent.

If you wish to return or have a faulty item replaced, please contact me as soon as possible to describe the problem and arrange to resolve the issue.
--- Returns ---
Items can be returned for any reason if they are posted back to me within 14 days of receipt of an item. Please contact me prior to shipping to confirm that the return is acceptable and with the postage details for returning the item.

Custom orders may be returned for half of the purchase price.

All items must be returned to me in the same condition as they were received by you.

Please note that unless the return is due to my error, postage costs for both the delivery and the return are not refundable.

If an item is damaged in transit back to me, I may be unable to refund the full or total cost, so please ensure items are well packaged and insured and/or tracked.

--- Exchanges ---
I am happy to exchange items for any reason, within 14 days of receipt of an item. Please contact me prior to returning the item to confirm that the exchange is acceptable and provide me with the postage details for the return.

Custom-made items may not be acceptable for an exchange if they cannot be resold

Items must be returned to me in the same condition as they were received.

If you do wish to make an exchange you will need to pay both your own costs for returning the original item to me, along with costs of shipping the replacement back to you. However, this is not the case if the exchange is due to a fault or error on my part.

--- Faulty Items or Other Errors ---
In the rare case of faulty items or any errors on my part, I will replace the item/s or reimburse you for the purchase up to three months after the sale, by which time any faults should have become apparent.

If you wish to return or have a faulty item replaced, please contact me as soon as possible to describe the problem and arrange to resolve the issue.

Additional policies

--- Copyright ---
As the artist, I retain full copyright of my work and this copyright is not licensed without my written permission, including upon purchase of the items I make.

All content (including all images, illustrations, photos and text) is copyright by Gwen Fisher 2008-2016. All rights reserved.

--- Right to Refuse Sale ---
I reserve the right to refuse sale to any customer for any reason. In this unlikely event, I will refund the full purchase price immediately.

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