What To Do with Your Leaf Cane Scraps Tutorial

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Have Leaf Cane Scraps?

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October Pavelka Project: Making Canes

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Fall Polymer Clay Tutorial, Festive Masor Jar Centerpiece using Millefiori Canes | October Pavelka Project

October 2015 #PavelkaProject

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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. [Order your books here] I also have over 150 tutorials here on the site you could use to make a project.

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Top 5 Polymer Clay Tips to the Perfect Millefiori Cane

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Top 5 Polymer Clay Tips to a Perfect Cane by Wendy Jorre de St Jorre

Top 5 Polymer Clay Tips to the Perfect Millefiori Cane

Top 5 Polymer Clay Tips to a Perfect Cane by Wendy Jorre de St Jorre

Top 5 Series Continues

with Wendy Jorre de St Jorre

I’m so excited to introduce you to Wendy Jorre de St Jorre today. She’s been an online friend for almost a year. I love her polymer clay canes, which have quite literally made her famous. Today, she’s going to share with us her top 5 polymer clay tips to making the perfect millefiori cane. Thanks for joining us today, there is much more fun planned from other polymer clay artists coming up in two weeks. Don’t miss it. Sign up for the emails here.

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Top Five Polymer Clay Caning Techniques with Teresa “Pandora” Salgado

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Top Five Polymer Clay Caning Techniques with Pandora

 

Welcome back to the “Top Five” series! This summer series will feature ‘top five’ polymer clay artists tips from around the globe. Today it is my honor and privilege to introduce Teresa “Pandora” Salgado. Today, Teresa is going to be sharing with us her Top Five Polymer Clay Caning Techniques.

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Polymer Clay Tutorial: Flower Head Pins from Scrap Canes

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Polymer Clay Tutorial - Flower Head Pins Using Scrap Cane Ends & Leftovers by KatersAcres | FREE Tutorial - PIN NOW, Make later

 Why throw out all those tiny little cane ends? You can still use them, even if there’s not enough for a large project. I’ve been making these little flower head pins ever since I began making my own canes. For those of you who don’t already know, I have a thing for flowers. I LOVE them. But … I live in the woods. Flowers don’t grow well here. So instead, I made a TON of flowers in the spring & summer months from clay.

This project is a fun & quick way to use up those wonky ends & slices you may have cut from your canes. Placing these flowers on longer pieces of wire will allow them to be used as plant pokeys, tied into the center of a bow for a gift, jewelry head pins, and so much more.

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Butterfly Wing Cane Tutorial

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Polymer Clay Tutorial Millefiori Butterfly Wing Cane by KatersAcres

 


This spring I’ve been busily making some new canes to enjoy and be creative with. One of those that I especially like using are butterfly wing canes. I’ve put butterfly wings on everything from glass jars, Parker, Lolly, necklaces, & even this past week’s dragons. Here’s my really quick, simply, and easy mini-tutorial for making your own butterfly wing cane.

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

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Polymer Clay Tutorial: Glowing Leaf Cane by KatersAcres

Polymer Clay Millefiori Cane

Glowing Polymer Clay Leaf Cane

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 projects. For a bigger cane, please increase the amounts of clay shown below.

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Skinner Blend Bullseye Cane Instructions for Polymer Clay (Beginners)

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Polymer Clay Skinner Blend Bullseye Cane Tutorial by KatersAcres

 

How to Make a Skinner Blend Bullseye Cane

One of the most basic skills in working with polymer clay is learning how to make a Skinner Blend. Once you know how to make a Skinner Blend, there are infinite possibilities of what you can do and accomplish with that blend. Today’s mini-tutorial will show you how to make a Skinner Blend and change it into a Skinner Blend Bullseye Cane or even a log/plug. This tutorial will walk you through some of the basic steps and show you exactly how that is done.

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