Platonic solids ~ Sólidos platónicos

Today I present a special “guest creativity” post, with a tutorial for a 3-D geometric tatting design created by my brother.

Hoy les presento algo especial, un “invitado creativo”: mi hermano, con un tutorial para hacer un diseño geométrico tridimensional en frivolité.

The 5 platonic solids made in tatting

Each of them is created with a single continuous thread and shuttle!

¡Cada uno está creado con una sola naveta y un solo hilo continuo!

Here you can see each of them (you can click on the photos to enlarge them)

A continuación fotos de cada uno (haciendo click pueden agrandarlas)

Tetrahedron ~ Tetraedro

Tetrahedron made in tatting

Cube ~ Cubo

Cube made in tatting

Octahedron ~ Octaedro

Octahedron made in tatting

Dodecahedron ~ Dodecaedro

Dodecahedron made in tatting

Icosahedron ~ Icosaedro

Icosahedron made in tatting

The construction is very clever, using only rings and single shuttle split rings, and beads that serve the double purpose of anchoring the SSSR loop and sharpening the corners. All the details are on the tutorial explaining how he did them.

La construcción es muy ingeniosa, usa sólo anillos y anillos divididos de una sola naveta, más algunas cuentas (mostacillas) con el doble propósito de sostener el hilo al cerrar los anillos divididos y hacer agudos los vértices. Todos los detalles están en el tutorial que explica cómo los hizo. (El tutorial está sólo en inglés, pero ante cualquier duda, pregúntennos y les contestaremos en castellano)

A last photo to show how tiny they are! They could be made into really interesting earrings with the right thread/bead choice, I think…

¡Una última foto para que vean lo pequeños que son! Con hilo y mostacillas adecuadas, podrían ser unos aros muy interesantes…

The 5 platonic solids made in tatting

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Occasional Crafter
    Jan 26, 2012 @ 04:34:08

    Oh! I saw these in Intatters and they’re brilliant! Not sure I have the skills to make them, but will definitely study the tutorial. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Jane Eborall
    Jan 26, 2012 @ 06:07:07

    Now that’s what I call CLEVER. Very clever indeed.

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  3. Diane Cademartori
    Jan 26, 2012 @ 08:24:23

    Very cool! Wouldn’t they make great earrings for a math teacher?

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  4. Gina
    Jan 26, 2012 @ 13:02:09

    Fascinating. I saved the tutorial for future reference!

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  5. yavamoni
    Jan 29, 2012 @ 11:36:10

    Thanks for the nice comments! I am glad you all like them. I *really* should make a pair of earrings with them… so much to tatt, so little time!

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  6. tattedtreasures
    Jan 29, 2012 @ 16:44:31

    I can’t tell you how happy these little platonic solids make me. I LOVE THIS!!! Please thank your brother for me as I get out some thread to play…he he he.🙂

    Reply

  7. yavamoni
    Jan 29, 2012 @ 16:49:15

    Cool Heather! Do show us what you do, please!

    Reply

  8. Laura
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 13:06:20

    me encantaron!!! lamentablemente no sé hacer frivolité pero tengo una amiga que sí y que va a amar este tutorial!!! Saludos!!!

    Reply

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