Fimo polymer clay cane with a leaf pattern. Above left: the cane before reducing. Above right: Slices from the leaf cane on beads, before going into the oven. The squares are 1 cm.
The beads after curing (baking in oven). Above, the bead surface before sanding. The colors changed quite a lot - the background, which was pale violet, probably contained some translucent clay, since it darkened so much.
The round beads look like blueberries, with a painted-on blueberry leaf pattern, silly... For the flat beads, I added a pale clay layer before slicing. It was supposed to be a pale gold frame, but it mostly looks like someone's finger was cut to pieces, and happened to have a blueberry pattern inside :)
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
I've never managed to find a slim A5 folder - it seems one can have only one special property per item, either slim or A5. So I sacrificed a slim A4 folder, and cut it to hold a sheet of folded A4 paper. If I punch holes at the open end of the folded sheet, and make two cuts from the edge to the holes on one side, then I can fold out the A4 sheet without opening the rings.
The reduced folder compared to one in the original size.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Bubbles in a beer bottle.
The bubbles shape themselves so that their surface area is minimal. Where three surfaces meet along one edge, the angles between them are 120 degrees. In a corner where four bubbles meet, the edges extend with the tetrahedral angle. These rules are Plateau's laws.
My few bubbles already look like a foam. Apparently the optimal structure of a foam with bubbles of equal volume is still unknown. The Weaire-Phelan structure is the best one known.