Wednesday, May 24, 2017
But then I realized that my brain, which tends toward regular, repeating stuff, was assuming I had to join a corner of one link to a corner of the next one. But the outside edges zigzag, so if the corner tube points northeast/southwest, the tube next to it (I'll call it the edge tube) would point sorthwest/southeast. So I could join a corner to an edge and it would work out. It diminishes the square look of the links, which wasn't my preference. But on the other hand, it moves the junction away from the center of the links, so that they extend more to the outside, rather than into your neck, which is good.
At the end I made one more change. Although I liked the openness of the big bottom link, I decided it was just too wobbly, so I added diagonal tubes at each corner to firm up the right angles. It's still quite open and much firmer than it was. Anyway, that's the final product. It's larger than what I normally wear myself, but I was looking for a more dramatic piece, and I think the size gives it that extra bit of drama.
Monday, May 22, 2017
Actually something just occurred to me as I write this. The loops I originally planned, because they're less structured, would allow the links at the back to lie next to your neck. I think the tets will force the whole necklace more or less into a plane, which means the back links will tend to stand up. Double tets at each join would give more flexibility, but would (I think) only work if the tubes on the adjoining links were parallel, not at right angles. Hmmm.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
In the last couple of posts I switched from equilateral triangles to right angle ones. The inner ring is a row of right angle isoceles triangles that alternate hypotenuse-up and hypotenuse-down. Then I went on to see what structures I could generate.
But the problem with both of those structures is that all the tubes on that inner rim are at an angle