How to Catalog Your Millefiori Canes

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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Stroppel Cane Miniature Easter Egg Tutorial

Stroppel Cane Easter Egg Tutorial by KatersAcres

The Stroppel Cane

Stroppel Cane by KatersAcresStroppel Cane by KatersAcresI have blogged about the Stroppel Cane many times, Alice has even joined us here on the blog to say “hi” & give us more information about her awesome cane (see the comments on her post).  I have been making so many canes lately for flower necklaces and things that I have made some of the most beautiful Stroppel canes ever from those canes ends. (Okay, perhaps not ever … but the best ones I’ve ever made for sure.)

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52 Weeks of Canes: Leaf Cane

Extruded Leaf Cane by KatersAcres

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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Color Changing Flower Doodle Cane Tutorial

Polymer Clay Millefiori Tutorial: Doodle Color Changing Flower Cane by KatersAcres | Get the tutorial & sign up for FREE tutorials

Get Ready for Spring with this Color Changing Millefiori Cane

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52 Weeks of Canes: Leaf Canes

52 Weekly Cane Projects FaceBook Group

Polymer Clay Leaf Canes

There are literally hundreds of different tutorials and variations on leaf canes on the internet. You can find even more precision polymer clay leaf cane tutorials sold by professional artists on Etsy. Leaf canes is something that I make and use a lot …

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52 Weeks of Canes: Fish Millefiori Cane Project

Polymer Clay Fish Millefiori Canes by KatersAcres

Each and every week I have shared with you the 52 Weekly Cane Project by showcasing what I made. This week’s is no exception . I really loved this week’s project! First off, it was right up my alley: bright, colorful, & cheerful! Because they were so cute … I made 5 canes and reduced them down to give me a total of 10 bright & colorful fish variations.

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Polymer Clay Millefiori Tiger Cane Tutorial

Animal Print Tiger Cane Tutorial by KatersAcres | More FREE tutorials for polymer clay available!

Take a walk on the Wild Wide with this Animal Print Tiger Cane

The tutorial that I used to make my cane is found here by Ronit Golan, a polymer clay cane master.

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Polymer Clay Zebra Millefiori Cane Tutorial

Zebra Millefiori Cane Tutorial by KatersAcres.com

 

A Trip To the Zoo with a Zebra Cane Tutorial

Today’s zebra cane tutorial is a different kind of tutorial for me to offer you. Instead of explicit written directions, I am offering just the photo instructions. If you like this kind of tutorial, please COMMENT below & leave your feedback.

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52 Weeks of Canes: Basket Weave Cane by KatersAcres

52 Weekly Cane Projects FaceBook Group

Millefiori Basketweave Cane

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

Rainbow Pen Tutorial – Using Skinner Blend, Canes, & Cut-Outs

Polymer Clay Rainbow Pen Tutorial by KatersAcres

Use polymer clay to make these cute rainbow pens with graphic cuteness!

Making polymer clay rainbow pens are a fun afternoon project. I love making pens to give as gifts or to make as fillers on my table at shows and events. ENJOY!

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Mini-Tutorial Pixelated Retro Cane Bettina Welker Style

Pixelated Retro Cane & Veneer Tutorial by KatersAcres

Polymer Clay Millefiori Cane Tutorial

This week for the 52 Weeks of Canes, one of our projects was the pixelated retro cane.  This pixelated retro cane tutorial  originated from Bettina Welker. I in no way, shape, or form came up with this design idea on my own.  This being said, please see Bettina’s highly detailed tutorial here.

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52 Weekly Cane Projects: Week 1

Polymer Clay Chrysanthemum Cane by KatersAcres - Made Using Scrap Clay

52 Weekly Polymer Clay Cane Projects:

Week One

52 Weekly Cane Projects FaceBook Group

As often as I can, I will chronicle my journey through the 52 weekly cane polymer clay cane projects by sharing the tutorial that we were to learn from, what I created, & if it’s different a tutorial link or tutorial of my own for you to try.

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