I loved the colors in Marcie's piece and had to make one myself. Actually this is the second one I made. The first I completed a few years ago, but I used thread that was a little too light weight and had problems with the aventurine beads breaking the thread. For this piece I used 4 mm aquamarine and 6 lb. Fireline. No problems.
I hoarded this aquamarine for years - it is much prettier in person
Gwen Fisher commented that she saw a similarity to the Archimedes Star in this design. I see it too. All the little triads and groupings of six. I have been reading Gwen's article "Using tiling theory to generate angle weaves with beads" and am excited about thinking through angle weaves (RAW, CRAW, MRAW) in a new way. I am a very big picture person - I like to understand how everything fits together before I start exploring details - and this article helps me wrap my mind around the weave and imagine possibilities.