Hi--I'm a rugweaver and beadweaver located in Panama City, FL. Here I'm trying to put down where my ideas are headed, and what I'm working on creatively, in both media. You can see more of my work at emiliepritchard.com
I've been working again on creating different torus shapes based on the tube structures I learned from the Beaded Molecules people. Since they're based on 6-bead circles, which serve as hexagons, they lend themselves to circles, triangles, diamonds. shapes with right angles come harder. I did a post last September where I came up with several shapes. One of them, which I did in dark brownish red, was vaguely right angled, because I used 4 9-bead circles in the middle to get the curve. It didn't sit flat, though, and just generally wasn't satisfactory. I was playing around the other day and came up with a much better structure. It still uses 4 9-bead circles in the middle (they're the darker green ones) but they're arranged differently, and I like the shape much better. As a more general thing, it's a way to make a clean right angle turn in a tube structure.