More Bead Creatures

Bead Creature

I’ve mentioned my bead creatures now and again. Recently I sent some to The Institute for Figuring for their Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef exhibit at Track16 in Los Angeles. (Picture #41 is my creature.)

I put some other pictures of them on my website.

I’m ridiculously pleased to be in the exhibit.

— Vonda


You can find The Moon and the Sun at Book View Cafe, and new signed hardcovers at the Basement Full of Books section of my website.

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More Bead Creatures — 2 Comments

  1. OMG —

    Vonda, if I haven’t said it before, these things are gorgeous! Are you a frustrated biologist who needed more outlet than writing a short story?

    And there are LOTS of people doing this, I see! (I have a friend who does those 3D eisher/mobius items — she knits them. Bizarre and wonderful.)

    I may have to break down and learn to knit or crochet. I can sew fairly well (not tailoring, but basic stuff) and I’ve quilted, but this is WOW!

  2. Hi Kathi,

    Thanks, glad you like the creatures.

    If by “frustrated biologist” you mean “somebody who fled from grad school screaming after a year and a half and spent the next couple of years living four miles down a logging road,” yeah, that would be me. (My B.S. is in biology.)

    Your friend would probabably get a kick out of The Institute for Figuring’s website (www.theiff.org).

    I never got the hang of knitting but crocheting is pretty easy, and adapting the fractal or hyperbolic surface to it is also pretty easy (see http://www.vondanmcintyre.com/MathCrafts/Crochet/index.html), though if you tackle the Lorenz Manifold, you’re a better man than I am, Gunga Din.