Millefiori Basketweave Cane
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.
Polymer Clay Millefiori Basketweave Cane
Here’s my cane for this week. This week’s cane for the 52 Weekly Cane Projects is a basket weave cane. You can get the tutorial for the basket weave cane here if you would like to try it yourself. This is not a tutorial, just a simple photo collage of some of the steps I took to make the cane. Now, no one laugh, because YES, I did miss a step. Drat! By the time I realized it, my cane was already reduced. So … instead of making a full weave cane, I decided to make this beauty a kaleidoscope cane instead. And … wha-la, I really like it! Mistakes happen, it’s learning to make due with the mistake & being creative in your attempts to revive it.
Oodles of Scrap
The one thing that I noticed with this cane that I hadn’t with any of the others was the exorbitant amount of scrap that I had from making & assembling this cane. It’s okay because I will make new blends from some of them, and perhaps even some figurine bases. I supposed maybe I hurried too much to have this much scrap left, but I’m sure, honestly. My leaf & flower canes rarely have this much scrap left over.
*Don’t Miss the GALLERY of Canes for 2014*
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Thanks for joining me today,