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Topic: Beadwoven DNA bracelet *now with tutorial link!*  (Read 23684 times)
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« on: May 19, 2008 03:27:51 PM »

I made this DNA bracelet for the Science IS Art! swap for my partner.  I'm not usually into beadweaving, but I altered an existing spiral pattern from a 3-sided spiral to a 4-sided spiral in order to make it scientifically accurate (yes, I'm a nerd!  Tongue).



Thanks to my partner Flip Flop for the great photo!  My picture didn't turn out nearly as nice!


*EDIT*

Here is the link to the tutorial that I used:

http://www.tarnhelm.com/NeedForBeads/RussianSpiral.pdf

I made the following alterations:

Instead of making the spiral 3-sided, I made it 4-sided by adding another bugle and two more size 11's on the original starting set of beads.

In order to make a scientifically accurate (aka, nerdy) spiral, I alternated using the black size 3 bugles with using 2 size 1 and 1/2 bugles in order to simulate the base pairs. Remember to use four different colors of the 1 and 1/2 bugles to represent the four different bases!  I just randomly chose two to use each time it came around.  

If anybody has any questions, feel free to ask me...everything's clear in my head, but it may not have translated well into words!  Grin
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HOLY CRAP!  My DNA bracelet was selected for Best of Craftster 2008!!  And it took me 21 days to figure it out!
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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2008 03:31:52 PM »

That is veeeery cool!  So clever   Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2008 03:33:14 PM »

OH MY GOSH I WANT. *nod*. I don't even WEAR bracelets and I want!! That's AWESOME. I saw the little pic and went... DNA bracelet what?? xD Nice, nice, NICE job...((And excuse the caffeine-highness. Smiley ))
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2008 03:39:44 PM »

WOW!  Shocked  That totally ROCKS!  I have beam loom as one of the things I want to learn in my profile...this DEFINITELY makes me wish I knew how to bead weave.  Great job  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2008 03:43:09 PM »

Thanks for the great comments everybody!  Grin 

I admit that I usually don't have the patience for beadweaving...I tend to do more stringing and wire work than anything else.  I guess I have a need for instant gratification! 
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2008 05:00:43 PM »

Love!
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2008 05:38:16 PM »

I have a friend who would LOVE one of these (such a science geek she is). DO you know of an online tutorial for the technique, or what sort of terms I should be using to google?
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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2008 05:46:42 PM »

Wow, super nice! The bright transparent colours against the black also remind me of Lite Brite! Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2008 05:53:01 PM »

ohoho! lovely nerdiness! awesome!
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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2008 05:57:35 PM »

Holy crapola this is AMAZING. I love it. It's gene-a-licious!!!
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