I would have had a lot more fun in math class if we had used shape templates, paper and scissors. I made these folded hexagons by tracing out the hexagon and then adding the triangles to every other edge. As I was drawing the second triangle I realized I was just drawing out a big equilateral triangle. I’m not sure I’ve ever realized that a hexagon was just a truncated triangle. That seems like something I should have learned in geometry.
I know all the math-y people out there are like, “YOU DID LEARN THAT IN GEOMETRY!” It’s possibly true that I was taught this in school, but it clearly did not make an impression. Because when I figured it out on my own today it felt like I had discovered some sort of ancient mathematical secret.
Anyway, these hexagon posts are today’s design installment. I totally dig hexagons, but haven’t ever created designs with them that really speak to me. I like this folded idea, but it’s still not quite there. More play is required.
Each piece is hand cut and the edges are filed and finished smooth. The tips of the triangle are folded over so I can attach the ear post and to create the hexagon shape.
The finished earrings are approximately 1.5" (36mm) round and hang about 1.5" (36mm) from the ear.
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