52 Weeks of Canes: Leaf & Rose Cane
Posted on April 11, 2014 in 52 Weeks of Polymer Clay Canes, Tutorials by Katie Oskin
Leaf Cane & Rose Cane
During the entire month of March, we worked on creating leaf canes. I’m not a newbie to leaf canes by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, I love leaf canes and make a LOT of them. There are lots of ways to make the same style & kind of leaf cane and now that I have tried just about every tutorial on them, I have most definitely decided on my favorite way to make a leaf cane. The final leaf cane for the month of March was the leaf cane by idressmypets. While I am not overly thrilled with the style of this leaf cane, it can be easily repeated at any time. However, I have many other “favorite” ways of making a leaf cane…
For the month of April, we are starting rose canes. I made my very first rose cane ever. Not too shabby for my first cane, I don’t think. Our real project was to create the cane with leaves & a background … but you know me, always the rebel and never one to follow instructions exactly … I did my own thing … I created just the rose. I had a specific idea in mind and will post the results of it when it is finished.
The Scrap Solution
I’m all about using left overs, but here’s the thing, I can’t stand the huge amount that I am gathering through the 52 Weeks of Canes Project. Keep in mind that I am a sculptor (albeit whimsical creations) by trade, however, when I create something, I’m always able to save the scraps to make new colors & new blends. Sometimes when you work with canes, that is hard. It wasn’t hard with this one as the results yielded a gorgeous shade of pastel pink. This being said, I’m trying to come up with some other ideas to make things with my cane ends, wonky slices, etc.
So … my solution is this … I took the wonky end of my cane after I had reduced it and I cut it off. I then placed an eye pin in the top of the cane slice. The leftover from the other side I made some nice small beads with. Then, I simply added them to string & ribbon and made a gorgeous keychain from them; suitable to sell or to give as a gift. This chain chain however, it’s for me!
*Don’t Miss my GALLERY of Canes for 2014*
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