Thursday, November 13, 2014

Incomparable Icosahedrons

Incomparable Icosahedrons.
That may well be a new tongue twister - try to say it three times real fast!

CZT Angie Vangalis created a template for tangling an icosahedron that is absolutely incomparable.

I ordered a stack of them recently and completed my first one.  It was so much fun that I want to spread the word.

The icosahedron is embossed on a cardstock weight paper approximately 12" x 18" that I found took very well to a Micron.  While Angie has several paper colors to choose from, this is one she calls Torrilla.

I decided to tangle a different pattern in each of the twenty triangular sections.  It was a wonderful project to have sitting on my kitchen table.  Whenever I had a few minutes, I'd add another tangle or two.

This is what it looked like when I finished the tangles ~

Adele Bruno, CZT

After shading, it looked like this ~

The paper is also perforated and pre-cut where the tabs insert.  This allowed me to punch out the shape, fold it, and assemble with ease.  No glue or tape or scissors were necessary.

Here are a few different angles of the finished project ~

Did I mention that this was FUN?!

You can purchase these incomparable icosahedrons from Angie Vargas, CZT by visiting her website,
String Starters - click here to shop.


UPDATE:  Apologies if the link above does not connect for you.
I spoke to Angie this afternoon to learn that her website is down.  She said that it should be up and running by Monday, November 17.  Try again then :)


  1. I love them!..Clicked the link though and got a error message..tried typing in String Starters in Google and got the same :-(

  2. The link for Angie isn't working for me. Is anyone else having this problem ?

  3. This is so fabulous! Christmas tree ornaments!!!!
    But the link to her site isn't working! :(

  4. Wow wow wow !! I have been tangling triangles for awhile and love this template. Headed there now to order early Xmas present! Thank you !

  5. Hi..They look great!
    I tried clicking on the link but it seems not to be working..also tried typing the address into Google but that got an error message too!..:-(

  6. A tip: Use a couple tetrahedrons with one icosahedron as building blocks and like magic . . . you've got a bigger tetrahedron!!! (PS. The folded edges on all the smaller blocks have to be the same length.) Enjoy. Linda