Glowing Leaf Cane – The Prettiest Leaf Cane You’ll Ever Make

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Polymer Clay Tutorial: Glowing Leaf Cane by KatersAcres

There’s nothing prettier (in my opinion) than that perfect leaf cane that seems to pop & glow in all of your creations. I’ve made literally hundreds of leaf canes & I finally found a blend that makes my leaves pop & almost “glow.” You’ll have to make these for yourself and see what you think…

NOTE: I make mini-canes, enough for no more than 3-4 projects. For a bigger cane, please increase the amounts of clay shown below.

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52 Weeks of Canes: Leaf Cane

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52 Weeks of Canes - Extruded Leaf Cane FREE Tutorial from Kater's Acres

Extruded Polymer Clay Leaf Cane

Week 12: Leaf Canes Continued

This month we have been exploring leaf canes & all the different kinds of leaves that you can make with clay. With all the colors of clay on the market, the infinite possibilities with color mixing, you could make hundreds of different combinations of colored leaves and never repeat the same color scheme twice.

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Skinner Blend Leaf Cane Tutorial – Poinsettia Part 2

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Skinner Blend Leaf Cane - Poinsettia Tutorial Part 2 by KatersAcres

Welcome back! This tutorial is part 2 for the caned poinsettia project. You can find part one here.

There are lots of different ways to make a leaf cane, I can think of 4 different ways off the top of my head. I made this leaf cane the way shown in this worksheet because I wanted the gradient side portions. Most of the details are an exact copy of the way you completed your petal canes for the first part of your tutorial.

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October Pavelka Project: Making Canes

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Making Polymer Clay Millefiori Canes & Using Them

Welcome back for another great month of the Pavelka Project! This month we a doing another more ‘open-ended’ project for you. Here’s what you need to do. Look through The Complete Book of Polymer Clay, chapter on Millefiori Canes, and make at least one cane. But don’t stop there! Use your cane to create ONE project. It can be anything your heart desires. I made a mixed media centerpiece mason mug in a fall theme for my dining room table. You can do whatever you’d like: jewelry, mixed media, household items, frames, the options are literally endless. Lisa offers literally dozens of ideas throughout all her books. I also have over 150 tutorials here on the site you could use to make a project.

Editor’s Note: The Pavelka Project ended Dec. 31, 2015. These tutorials are free for your use. All giveaways are over.

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Caned Flower Pendant & Earrings

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Flower Cane Pendants & Earrings Video Tutorial by KatersAcres

Make Your Own Pendant & Earrings

Polymer Clay Flower Pod Pendant Tutorial by KatersAcresWelcome to another special edition tutorial! Once again today I’m traveling to East Palestine, Ohio to join with Brenda Landsdowne from B’Sue Boutiques to film a new project tutorial for you. Brenda & Christi Friesen have joined together to create a new fun filled jewelry making group Bohemian Vibe. These pendants can be adapted to fit right into your Bohemian trend jewelry creations. And, yes, we’re making a smaller version in earring form too.

If you missed my Flower Pod Tutorial with B’Sue Boutiques, get it here.

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How to Catalog Your Millefiori Canes

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Polymer Clay Millefiori Cane Library Help by KatersAcres

Unique Millefiori Cane Library Solution

The Art of Millefiori Canes

As anyone who has created one of more millefiori canes, you know that there are some really awesome canes and some really not so awesome canes that you have made.  One of the things that I like to do is create a “library” for my canes.  This idea is not my own, but evolved from a discussion in one of the FaceBook groups I am in.  Many people talked about how they store, collect, and display their canes for future reference or use.

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52 Weeks of Canes: Basket Weave Cane by KatersAcres

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Polymer Clay Millefioiri Cane - BasketWeave by KatersAcres

52 Weeks of Canes

I’m really enjoying the process of learning to make canes. In fact, where I used to be scared of anything that wasn’t a leaf cane or flower petal cane, I can now say that I thoroughly enjoy making my canes! Much of that is thanks to this year long project team that has continued to push me to make a new cane every week. Continue reading 52 Weeks of Canes: Basket Weave Cane by KatersAcres

Making a Skinner Blend Petal Cane – Poinsettia Project 1

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Skinner Blend Flower Petal Cane - Poinsettia Part 1 by KatersAcres

First, there is no right or wrong way to make this cane. I make it differently than some people, and I know that some people will make it differently than me. That’s okay. Once you can get the Skinner Blend mastered, it’s all a matter of using your sculpting skills to gently “persuade” the clay to do what YOU want it to do.

The following tutorial is PART 1 in making a caned Poinsettia petals & leaves.

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