Wednesday, 14 November 2012

WOYWW 180

Short and sweet from me tonight as there's a lot going on in the house of Mort, and it ain't crafting, sadly...

So, it's another round of WOYWW - for the deets go here - and whilst I've not done an awful lot this week I'm working on a fairly major project.

So, here's my desk.... you can see new storage for the distress inks.  They need labels!  Something else to do, eh?  And there's a lap tray - desk no 3 if you're keeping count - and the latest project on it. 



Come closer....


No, I do not have a tiny alien or robot on my desk, it's the light catching a red bauble behind a polystyrene ball that makes it look like two glowing eyes on a fat white alien with a red head....LOL

No, closer than that....


There it is!

I learned a new word this week.  Icosahedron.  I'd always known it, so to speak, but now it's buried in my mind.  It's a twenty sided shape, which just so happens to be the shape the black bugle beads make, buried under the 20 points of this star.  I know it well, because I had to unpick the lot and restart because the instructions were wrong at the very outset.  I'm sure Spellbound Beads don't think they are wrong, but I do - there is no way to make this whole star if you make your Icosahedron with double thread....  I digress...  This is a Gothika Tassel from Spellbound Beads and I'm making it as a gift for some friends of mine.  I'm sure they'll love it.
 
Edited to add - I've updated this blog with a picture of what the icosahedron part of the star looks like.  The shape above is actually a stellar icosahedron which is a 20 sided shape with star points added and is actually a 60 sided shape, or to give it its full name, a hexacontahedron.  My brain hurts.....
 
 
 
 

Adios - see you on the hop!

36 comments:

JoZart said...

You have such patience doing that beautiful beading and it should be a real treasure for many a Christmas.
Gorgeous!. Now if I had a reel of tape for my label printer I'd make those Distress labels for you. Can't get a reel locally and as the machine is a few year's old they are so expensive online.
Lv Jo x

butterfly said...

Love your pointy star - and the word for it (love new words)... Great new storage for the DIs - I'm so reluctant to put labels on mine (I don't want to spoil the nice sleek boxes) that I've simply memorised which goes in which pile in the tray they're laid out in!! Happy WOYWW.
Alison x
#4

Diana Evans said...

oh what a wonderful piece....you have extreme patience!!! wonderful place and detail!!! Happy WOYWW!!!

Sandy Leigh said...

Love your beading. Lots of wonderful stuff going on at your desk! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #6

Spyder said...

that little Christmas beading star is brilliant!!Have great week, thanks for my snoop!! Happy wOyWw
((Lyn)) hugs! #21

Lindsay Weirich said...

wow, great beadwork, beautiful! Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #29

Joynana said...

How much patience do you have to have to make that gorgeous star? I really love it. #22

trisha too said...

Wow! I'm sure they'll love it, too!!

:)trisha
#41-ish this week

peggy aplSEEDS said...

had a laugh at your alien, and the bead project looks amazing! if someone ever mentions icosahedron, at least i'll know what it is! happy WOYWW!
thank you for sharing!
hugs,#12
peggy aplSEEDS

Sandy said...

Wow love the colors look at all those tiny pieces.. What a great gift.. Sandy :) #50

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

Lovely beading

jill said...

lovely beaded star , how clever you are making that it looks great.

Buttons said...

Blimey Morti! That looks stunning! Hope you get more time to get your crafting done for the rest of this week. Happy WOYWW, hugs, Buttons #64

okienurse said...

great looking desk! I don't know where you get the patience for such intricate work. I just don't have what it takes! The icosahedron is gorgeous and I am sure your friends will treasure it! You can download the distress inkpad labels at Ranger.com but you probably already know that! Hope you have a great week. Vickie #63

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh, I so wanted it to be a little alien or robot with those bright red eyes..lol!! The icosahedron is spectacular!!
Hope all is ok Chez Morti??

LLJ #68 xx

Tertia said...

Loving that alien (I can not possibly be expected to remember what its called, can I?) Loving the new storage too.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #40

Helen said...

Wow, that looks stunning! I am not sure I'd have the patience to try it (in fact I know I wouldn't...) happy WOYWW, from Helen 3

Julia Dunnit said...

Well, it frets me that you're still up at ridiculous times of the morning.
You should speak to Spellbound about the instructions..but boy - you nailes it - the Isothingy is just beautiful..will make a great treasure type gift. Patient and clever you are.

Cardarian said...

Hello D.

I think you icosahedron (I now know a new word too YIPEEE!!!) is beautiful! I think after that WOYWW crop beading tutorial I have come to the conclusion I don't have the patience for it! You do amazing stuff! Love your desk! As for the labels - ranger has a PDF on their website - I just printed it out, cut out the labels and stuck them on the inks! Simple!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

CraftygasheadZo said...

Super inky storage there and your beading is amazing, such patience as Jo says. I'm still trying to get my tongue around your new word, Somerset accent and all! Ha ha. No desk from me today, I'm busy packing and preparing for another crafty meet on Saturday when I meet up with my fellow Crafty Boots DT. But I wanted to pop by and say hello anyway and of course have a nose at your desk!! Take care Zo xx

MiniOwner said...

Oh tayt's gorgeous ... and clever. Love the alien! Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOnwer @85)

Helen said...

Great post Morti - I have made a few spellbound bead kits and they are a puzzle some times! But they look fabulous when they are done. Your star looks fab - brilliant photo too. Your pal is very lucky indeed. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 30

Minxy said...

FYI I was not lurking last night/this morning, I just happened to still be awake after going to bed at 12.30 so there hehehehe
Cool new inkpad storage, is the the housing for the little really useful boxes? or something you made.
Love your beaded tassle, very pretty, did it take long to do?
Thanks for the visit, Happy WOYWW
Hugz Minxy #8

Danielle said...

WOW! That is a gorgeous bead. dani #107

Louise B said...

Love the beaded star. So pretty.

LawsBom said...

WOW!!! Lovely desk, and gorgeous beading! I am amazed at all these desks....and all these Tim Holtz inks! Seeing them everywhere! And I don't have any yet, I feel quite left out ;o) Laura #116

Monica said...

Love your alien. Unpicking beads is really the worst task on the planet.
Sure you will succeed.

Samantha Elliott said...

Ooooo! Morti! You are full of the big new words aren't you? Love the doobeywatsit Star you are creating. I am sure it will be appreciated by your friends. That is both of us bitten by the shiny beadies!
Hugs
xx

Nan G said...

Your hexa_what'cha-ma-call-it is really cool! Love the red and black beads. And the red alien is fab! happy woyww! Nan 103

Twiglet said...

Well - now we know!! Hehe I can't even pronounce it - let alone make one - well done you. And that little alien is a cheeky little rascal peeping at us like that!! x jo

triciasconfetti said...

All those 'hedrons' may me laugh, but the red starry beady thing looks lovely whatever its proper names is!
Distress inks do needs names and colours on them to be usuable but I just usually end up having them all on my desk till I find what I want. The alien is one of those funny things you only ever see after you have taken a photo, I rather like him.
Tricia #95

scrappymo! said...

The papers over to the left are such lovely calm, subtle, colours.
That beaded tassle is gorgeous. I can't believe how much you know about stars and the mathematical bits of interest.

donnalouiserodgers said...

oh I am sooo impressed,

so how about I trade my two pots of Confiture Chataignes a la vanille for the modified instructions?

had coffee in a bar in La Rochelle, then ate hot croque monsieur street food as we wandered as the sun set and the boats bobbed, just two days ago - argghhh - i need to move... Now... ha ha ha


dxxxx

Bridget Larsen said...

That (long strange word) thingy you made is absolutely gorgeous and you have the patience of a saint lol
Bridget #33

Elizabeth said...

I'm so impressed with your Icosahedron knowledge, and the stellar one is, well, stellar - gorgeous in fact. The alien is fab too - the camera never lies :)) Have a great weekend, hopefully with plenty of crafting time factored in, Elizabth x #43

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Humm. No idea where 181 is but happy to see the beaded ornament anyway - it's fab and I missed out last week. It looks tricky but so pretty!

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (16)

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