Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Scaffold with gemstone shapes
The trickiest shapes to use were the cubes. Each gemstone shape has a tube bead running through it. When I made my first cube (they're 2x2x2 cubes) I discovered the only way I could put a tube through it was like this:
The tube had to go through the middle of one of the rows of cubes, so it's offset on the total cube. If the cube were 3x3x3 cubes there'd be a path down the middle, but that would be way too big. But then it occurred to me that this cube, which is made of 54 beads, has just 2 running down each center axis. So you could just leave out 2 beads, and you'd have one center axis that was free. So I took it apart and left out 2 center beads, and got the one in the 2nd picture. I couldn't figure out a very effiicient path to build it without those 2 center beads, but anyway, I got it done.