My latest projects include trying out some new cane ideas from Rian Schreuder-Sanderse’s Facebook page called ’52 weekly cane projects’. A few weeks ago, I created a cane from this tutorial: http://polymerclayfimo.livejournal.com/4078420.html written by ‘Kalinkapolinka’. I don’t read Russian so it was a good thing for me that she had clearly documented the cane steps in photos!

I changed my cane to include a lot of translucent clay and I also used purple/blues and white instead of the original black and white clays. I wanted a Blue Willow Delft look:

My ‘wedge’ of cane, about 5 inches tall.
After reducing it a little, I cut it into six equal segments, rearranged those segments into a ‘pie’ (kaleidoscope-style) and reduced again
Here it is reduced to 2.5 inches in diameter

closeup reduced

buttons
Buttons I made by covering a core of white with a cane slice. I added a ring of copper wire for the button shank.

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