gwenbeads

Mathematical Art, Beading, and Tutorials

California, United States · 5593 Sales

gwenbeads

Mathematical Art, Beading, and Tutorials

California, United States 5593 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Instant download seed bead weaving patterns! Original beadwork designs, impeccable workmanship, quality materials. Everything here is hand made by me and me alone.
Website: beadinfinitum.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beadinfinitum
Blog: gwenbeads.blogspot.com
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"A rare combination of meticulous and whimsical..." Gwen Fisher designs with a love of mathematics, pattern, color, and structure, and she stitches her creations with a needle and thread to weave beads and sew fabrics in to pieces of wearable art.

I write patterns for my beading designs, and you can find a few tutorials available here. Visit http://www.beadinfinitum.com/ to see tons more patterns and kits for you to learn how to weave beads yourself.

If you have any questions, or even just want to say hi, please feel free to send a convo.

All designs, images, and text are Copyright Gwen Fisher 2008-2016. Thank you for respecting my copyright as a designer. I want to continue to provide you with original and inspirational designs. By purchasing my artwork and patterns and respecting my copyright, you encourage me to continue creating and writing about my designs. If you copy my designs precisely, and show or sell them in public, please give me credit accordingly. Do not mass produce my designs. For more details on my copyright policy, as it pertains to displaying, selling and teaching others to make my designs, visit, http://beadinfinitum.com/Copyright_Statement.html

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Last updated on Jul 19, 2016

Instant download seed bead weaving patterns! Original beadwork designs, impeccable workmanship, quality materials. Everything here is hand made by me and me alone.
Website: beadinfinitum.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beadinfinitum
Blog: gwenbeads.blogspot.com
*************************************
"A rare combination of meticulous and whimsical..." Gwen Fisher designs with a love of mathematics, pattern, color, and structure, and she stitches her creations with a needle and thread to weave beads and sew fabrics in to pieces of wearable art.

I write patterns for my beading designs, and you can find a few tutorials available here. Visit http://www.beadinfinitum.com/ to see tons more patterns and kits for you to learn how to weave beads yourself.

If you have any questions, or even just want to say hi, please feel free to send a convo.

All designs, images, and text are Copyright Gwen Fisher 2008-2016. Thank you for respecting my copyright as a designer. I want to continue to provide you with original and inspirational designs. By purchasing my artwork and patterns and respecting my copyright, you encourage me to continue creating and writing about my designs. If you copy my designs precisely, and show or sell them in public, please give me credit accordingly. Do not mass produce my designs. For more details on my copyright policy, as it pertains to displaying, selling and teaching others to make my designs, visit, http://beadinfinitum.com/Copyright_Statement.html

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Gwen Fisher

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Mathematical bead weaving, felt, clothing, tutorials

I am a maker. I started weaving beads in 2004 while working as a university mathematics professor, teaching people to be math teachers. I was a quilter for the ten years just before I started weaving seed beads. Much of my art is inspired by mathematics. I have a love of math, making things with my hands, and playing with color.

I use what I learned as a mathematician and quilter to design beaded beads and bead woven jewelry, and I write extensively about my creations. You can find a few tutorials here, and many more tutorials and articles on my website and blog. I also use wool and silk felt to make sculptures and wearable art. As a life-long learner of all needle crafts, I also sew clothing, costumes, and hats.

My work has been called a rare combination of meticulous and whimsical. I like this description because I pay close attention to details, and I make the artwork I sell to be as perfect as I can ...and I love whimsy, costume, and color.

Selected Publications
"Highly Unlikely Triangles and Other Impossible Figures in Beadweaving" to be published in the Proceedings of the Proceedings of the Annual Bridges (Mathematical Connections in Art, Music and Science) Conference (July 2015)
"Genie Bottle" in This is Burning Man, Techcrunch, Sept 4, 2014 http://techcrunch.com/gallery/this-is-burning-man/slide/37/
"Bat Country" in 50 Visions of Mathematics, Edited by Sam Parc, Oxford University Press, 2014
"Bat Country" in The Guardian, Alex's Adventures in Numberland, May 14, 2014 http://www.theguardian.com/science/alexs-adventures-in-numberland/gallery/2014/may/14/beauty-visions-mathematics-pictures
"Pentagon and Square Links" 1000 Beads, Lark Jewelry & Beading, Kristina Logan, Ed., p.409, 2014.
"Using Tiling Theory to Generate Beaded Angle Weaves" coauthored with Blake Mellor, Journal of Mathematics and the Arts, vol. 6, no. 4, 2012, pp. 141-158.
"Cube Cluster Beaded Beads" & "Icosahedral Cluster Beaded Art Object" in I CAN Right Angle Weave, by Mabiline Gidez, Lark Crafts, 2012.
"Infinity Donut," "Seven Sisters Beaded Pendant" & "Textile Cuff Bracelets VI" in Beaded Fantasies by Sabine Lippert, Lark Crafts, 2012.
"Cluster Bead", Beadwork Magazine, Feb/Mar 2012.
"Lotus Necklace" Firemountain Gems Advertisement, Bead Style Magazine back cover, March 2010.
"Harvest Jewels Necklace" Firemountain Gems Advertisement, Beadwork Magazine back cover, Oct/Nov 2009.
"Deco Lotus Earrings" Beadwork Magazine, Oct/Nov 2009.
"Archimedes Star Bracelet" Beadwork Magazine, Aug/Sept 2009.
"Amethyst Earrings" (Look for the pattern "Cutie Pie Earrings" in Gwen's Etsy shop), Beadwork Magazine, Dec 08/Jan 09.
"Woven Beads", Mathematical Imagery, American Mathematical Society, April 2008 and 2009 AMS Calender.
"Inspiration from an Octahedron," Mungbeing Magazine, Issue #16, Fall 2007.
"Three-dimensional finite point groups and the symmetry of Beaded Beads" including cover, coauthored with Blake Mellor, Journal of Mathematics and the Arts, 1(2), June 2007.
"Mathematics Goes High Fashion" Math Horizons, September 2007.
"Dahlia Flowers in Mathematics, Nature, Art and Design" Math Horizons 13(3), February 2006
"A Method for Illustrating Border and Wallpaper Patterns" Proceedings of the 8th Annual Bridges (Mathematical Connections in Art, Music and Science) Conference, July 2005.
"The Quaternions Quilts" including cover, Focus: Newsletter of the MAA, January 2005. Cover Reprint (PDF)
"On the Topology of Celtic Knot Designs" coauthored with Blake Mellor, Proceedings of the 7th Annual Bridges (Mathematical Connections in Art, Music and Science) Conference, July 2004.
"Serendipity" including cover art, Quiltmaker Magazine, May/June 2004.

Select Web Articles About My Art
Nestel, Anna "Conference brings math, art together" The California Aggie, March 9, 2016, https://theaggie.org/2016/03/09/conference-brings-math-art-together/
Lamb, Evelyn "The Stunning Symbiosis between Math and Knitting" Scientific American, Feb 24, 2014 http://app1.scientificamerican.com/slideshow/the-stunning-symbiosis-between-math-and-knitting-slide-show/#6
Schwartz, Carly "16 Awe-Inspiring Art Installations From Burning Man 2013" The Huffington Post, September 18, 2013. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/18/burning-man-art_n_3932349.html
Hart, George. "Sierpinski tetrahedron" Math Monday, February 22, 2010.
Oken, Eni. "Interview with Florence and Gwen" Jewelry Lessons, Spring 2009.
Peterson, Ivars. "A Tetrix at Burning Man" The Mathematical Tourist, July 2008.
Gutina, Zoya. "An Interview with Gwen Fisher" Gem and Beaded Jewelry Blog, July 19, 2008.

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  • Gwen Fisher

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I am a mathematician, artist, teacher, and learner. My primary medium is seed beads, which I weave into beaded beads, jewelry, and objects of art. I do all types of needle craft including felt making and sewing hats.

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Last updated on March 22, 2016
Bead weaving tutorials, seed bead patterns, hats, felt, instant download instructions, beaded beads and jewelry

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept Paypal or credit cards through Paypal.

Payment should be made immediately when purchasing. If payment is not received and no contact has been made within 48 hours I will need to cancel the sale.
Shipping
--- Shipping ---
All orders will be shipped by US Post in 1 to 3 working days.

--- Insurance ---
To keep postage costs down, I do not insure my items. If you would like your delivery insured, let me know and be prepared to pay an additional amount for this.

If your item has not arrived after 14 days, please contact me.

--- Tracking ---
Please let me know if you would like tracking.

--- Customs Fees & Duties ---
I cannot be responsible for any customs fees or other duties. If you have any questions, please check with your local customs organization.

--- Packaging ---
All of my beadwork arrives in an origami gift box with lid, hand folded by me out of beautiful printed card stock. I line each box with fluffy layers of batting. I will pick a color and size to match your new jewels.

All items are typically packed in a recycled box or padded envelope to protect them during transit.
Refunds and Exchanges
--- 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 and FAQs
--- 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.