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.
I 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.)
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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
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.
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.