This Coxeter Bead is a beaded bead, woven from pink and silver glass seed beads. This ornate cluster is composed of over 400 beads, each one precisely woven into place. This beaded bead is very round and hollow and has a bit of a satisfying squish to it without being droopy. The shape is like a Buckyball virus.
Coxeter Beads are named after the great mathematician Harold Scott MacDonald Coxeter in honor of his extensive work on symmetry, especially four dimensional polytopes, on which this piece is based. It is woven like cubic right angle weave but with tetrahedrons and prisms instead of cubes. It has a fascinating internal structure that you can see when you look at it closely.
Beaded bead is 26 mm (1 inch) in diameter, suitable for a focal bead on a necklace. The largest hole is 2.5 mm wide, wide enough to accommodate a thin cord or chain.
All of my jewelry arrives in an origami gift box, hand folded by me out of beautiful printed card stock.
If you would like to learn how to make your own Coxeter Beads, I have a tutorial for a couple variations here: https://www.etsystudio.com/listing/202740541/
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Shipping & policies
--- Shipping ---
All orders will be shipped by US Post in 1 to 3 working days.
--- Insurance ---
To keep postage costs down, I do not insure my items. If you would like your delivery insured, let me know and be prepared to pay an additional amount for this.
If your item has not arrived after 14 days, please contact me.
--- Tracking ---
Please let me know if you would like tracking.
--- Customs Fees & Duties ---
I cannot be responsible for any customs fees or other duties. If you have any questions, please check with your local customs organization.
--- Packaging ---
All of my beadwork arrives in an origami gift box with lid, hand folded by me out of beautiful printed card stock. I line each box with fluffy layers of batting. I will pick a color and size to match your new jewels.
All items are typically packed in a recycled box or padded envelope to protect them during transit.
I accept Paypal or credit cards through Paypal.
Payment should be made immediately when purchasing. If payment is not received and no contact has been made within 48 hours I will need to cancel the sale.
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Items can be returned for any reason if they are posted back to me within 14 days of receipt of an item. Please contact me prior to shipping to confirm that the return is acceptable and with the postage details for returning the item.
Custom orders may be returned for half of the purchase price.
All items must be returned to me in the same condition as they were received by you.
Please note that unless the return is due to my error, postage costs for both the delivery and the return are not refundable.
If an item is damaged in transit back to me, I may be unable to refund the full or total cost, so please ensure items are well packaged and insured and/or tracked.
--- Exchanges ---
I am happy to exchange items for any reason, within 14 days of receipt of an item. Please contact me prior to returning the item to confirm that the exchange is acceptable and provide me with the postage details for the return.
Custom-made items may not be acceptable for an exchange if they cannot be resold
Items must be returned to me in the same condition as they were received.
If you do wish to make an exchange you will need to pay both your own costs for returning the original item to me, along with costs of shipping the replacement back to you. However, this is not the case if the exchange is due to a fault or error on my part.
--- Faulty Items or Other Errors ---
In the rare case of faulty items or any errors on my part, I will replace the item/s or reimburse you for the purchase up to three months after the sale, by which time any faults should have become apparent.
If you wish to return or have a faulty item replaced, please contact me as soon as possible to describe the problem and arrange to resolve the issue.
--- Copyright ---
As the artist, I retain full copyright of my work and this copyright is not licensed without my written permission, including upon purchase of the items I make.
All content (including all images, illustrations, photos and text) is copyright by Gwen Fisher 2008-2016. All rights reserved.
--- Right to Refuse Sale ---
I reserve the right to refuse sale to any customer for any reason. In this unlikely event, I will refund the full purchase price immediately.