Friday, July 13, 2018

Borromean Rings

Still "studying" A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe by Michael S. Schneider.  And it touched on Borromean rings in chapter 3.  No two rings interlock, but the 3 together lock as one. Now that seemed like a cool string...
PP3 Borromean Rings on a 3Z :-)

This 3Z combines the Zentangle Project Pack 3 and the rings.  Yup, the whole project on one small tile.  The color is from gelatos and colored pencil.  That background leaf in the photo is from a fun day with Washington CZTs learning about Eco dyeing.  Thanks Lynn, that was a fun afternoon!
Zenith Borromean Rings on 3Z

Another set of rings on another 3Z.  Yah, it's a bit busy so you might not recognize it if I hadn't told you there were Borromean rings in there.  

And then trying to break it down and actually assemble a set, I die cut 3 circular frames using nesting dies (but you could also draw them with a compass, or simply trace around a couple glasses).  
E6 Fragment in a Zendala Ring.

This first is simply a fragment, E6.  
Zenith Zendala Ring

Yes, another Zenith :-)
Zenith/Diva Dance Zendala Ring

Surprise, Zenith with Diva Dance.  
Borromean Rings meet Zentangle.

And assembled after cutting slits in 2 of the rings.

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  1. How fascinating. I had never heard of a Borromean rings before. Thank you. Wikipedia states that one ring creates a link between all three, so could you have gotten away with a single split in one ring?

    1. You know, I wondered that too! I'm really not sure. In the book (A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe) it says to cut two. I had enough trouble weaving in and out with two slits that I didn't go further. Maybe give it a try and let me know what you come up with!