Tessellations
otherwise known as twisted dots

This subindex page collects my posts on tessellated beads, which are also commonly called twisted dot (for the technique) or harlequin (for the shape, which is generally diamond like). As I've noted ad nauseum, Lani Ching is perhaps the best known beadmaker working in this technique. Unfortunately, at the time of this writing, neither she nor her husband James Allen Jones have a website, though her work has been published in a number of places. She has a brief demo of the twisted dot technique in Cindy Jenkins’ Beads of Glass.

Nor am I the only person to be awed and inspired by her work; so has Terri Caspari Schmidt.

20180425

Noah Deledda makes marvelous aluminum can sculptures featuring 3D tessellations. 25apr2018

 
20160308

feb lauscha bead challenge has some incompatibility issues 08mar2016

 
20160126

Another brown mini-beadcurtain strand. 26jan2016

 
20120926

super sturdy dead mouse in blue and yellow 26sep2012

 
20171114

An old page from 19may2012 features an equally old beadcurtain strand photographed 29may2012. 14nov2017

 
20100215

I have this batch of coe96 glass lying about and though mebbe someday I might want to get into 96—it does, after all, have all those luscious furnace colors—but seeing as I've already got 104, 90 and 32 to play with (in various incarnations) I figure that's enough different types of glass to ...

 
20091218

How I got from dotties to harlequins . (With some minor not-quite-friday-fugly-worthy efforts along the way.) Here are some originally posted 18dec09. 18dec2009

 
20091217

I love making twisted dot beads, aka harlequins . Here are some originally posted 17dec09. 17dec2009

 
20061007

4 tessellation beads Originally posted 06oct06 07oct2006

 
20061006

Three files, originally posted 19dec05 , 29aug06 , and 06oct06 currently comprise the tessellation/twisted-dot subindex, created 29aug06 06oct2006

 
20060829

Twisted dot bead Originally posted 29aug06 29aug2006

 
20051219

`Tessallation' is made by twisting dots. 19dec2005

 

file created 29aug06