Sunday, December 18, 2011

Lots of Canes

 I started out trying to make new borders for my canes and ended up making a variety of canes to use in more complicated canes.

This is the first border cane I made.

I used it to make this pin

and I used it on the larger hearts and then used the scraps for the smaller heart beads. 

 Small canes from the border cane and end pieces

Corkscrew with border cane

More corkscrew canes and a Skinner blend bullseye cane

Border cane in green and black. This is my favorite, I like green and black together especially this olive green.

                                         Complimentary canes to use with the border cane

                                        Close up of flower cane and corkscrew canes.

                                         Pendants I made with end pieces and scraps.

I have beads in the oven, maybe I'll take photos tomorrow. I am suppose to be baking Christmas cookies and my muse wants to make canes... guess who won!

That's it for today.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. ok...I absolutely LOVE the top border cane. You can send it off to me after the holidays


  2. Thanks Kathi, I think that can be arranged!

  3. Do you have a tutorial, or know where a tutorial is for how to make a border cane? I LOVE your clay work! Your blog is making me a better poly clay artist:-)

  4. Hi Smmtty... it nice to meet you. I am so pleased you find my blog helpful.

    I was playing with clay and came up with the border canes on my own. I don't have time to make a tutorial right now... I'm suppose to be baking cookies and making candy... but I plan to do one after the holidays... just keep checking in and remind me to do it... I'm old and forgetful so I need a gentle nudge now and then.

    Happy Holidays and thanks for stopping by.

  5. Very interesting. Not flowers and I love that!

  6. These are awesome!! Love the border cane and those pendants are wonderful!

    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!! :)

  7. Your canes are awesome and I love the colors. Your work really inspires me.

  8. Thanks Bonnie, I'm glad you like them.