Wednesday, March 27, 2013

More fun with Cobblestone Canes

Before I show you the new canes I made I want you to see the beads and a pendant I made with the last cobblestone cane.

I cut a fairly thick piece of the cane, ran it through the pasta machine a couple time to get the shape I wanted then added the end of the cane and dots of textured black clay highlighted with bronze PearlEx.


I used bronze chain that compliments the bronze accents of the dots to completely the necklace.  The back is a solid black.


I used a triangle of the cane to make beads.  First I made black beads and covered then with slices of the cane.


I used two slices on each bead.  I cut them a little thicker than usual to give a more textured look to the beads.


I am not going to sand them. I may buff them a bit but I like the matt finish.


I made the next cane much like the first one, only this time I controlled myself and did not over reduced.  Three cheers for me!! Rah, rah, rah!!  This time I used olive green, mustard yellow, orange and grape for the colors.  I'm not sure I like the orange.... maybe I should have used turquoise or a lighter orange...


The two square canes are made from the triangle cane.  I am liking the orange better now.



I had a pile of  bullseye cane ends from the extruded canes I used in the cobblestone cane, when I put them together this is the result.  It's not a very long cane but  I should be able to get several nice slices.


And of course I had to make at least one mirror image tile from the scraps.


I love this cane.  I use the same colors as the one above but I added 3 sizes of bullseye canes in gray and black, I am  thrilled with the result.

Here it is before reduction


After reduction.... and once again I did not over reduce!!  Yeah!!


I made a slender border cane in gray and black to use with it.


This is the first pendant I made... it has not been cured or sanded yet. I has a bit of a pinwheel effect.




And here are all the new canes together.  Be sure to click on the photos for a closer look.



I have more pendants in the oven.  Lots of possibilities with these canes !!   Plus I need to make more cobblestone canes in different colors.  Monochromatic might be nice.  That's it for today.

Thanks for stopping by.

16 comments:

  1. Tina- CreatedWithFireMarch 27, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    That is amazing, love the pictures and can't wait to try to find this tutorial !

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    1. Thank you Tina. As far as I know there is no tutorial.... not sure why Tonja put it in the tutorial section.... I just used my extruder to make different size bullseye canes and put them together in a pleasing manor.

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  2. well done my friend well done. Loving these canes!

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    1. Thanks Kath, I thought you would like them !!

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  3. BJ - I'm really impressed with this cane! Awesome and the colour combo is really effective.

    Did you extrude each color?? I'm totally stumped as to how you could extrude in such a controlled way as to get the color in the middle and the black and white outlining on the outside.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Elsie

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    1. Thank you Elsie, I'm glad you took the plunge.

      It's easy to do, I make the bullseye canes in each color before I extrude. Then I extrude each in different sizes. Arrange them in a pleasing pattern and reduce.... clear as mud, right? If you like, after Easter, I can post a tutorial.

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  4. Thank you for the info! How clever is that!! :)

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  5. Great canes, love the colors, and the design is so interesting!!

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  6. You are amazing. That cane is incredible. I sent this to all my polymer clay ladies in my beading club and they went crazy. I bet next week there is going to be a ton of Cobblestone Canes in the beading room. LOL I want to touch those beads, they look so silky. What kind of clay did you use for this cane and when are you moving to Arizona????????

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  7. I don't know much about polymer clay, but i want to learn. I have a lot to learn from you. Your work is beautiful! Thanks for posting it.

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  8. Wow, such a beautiful cane! Congratulations on your amazing work!
    Hope you don't mind if I'll try it too :)

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    1. Don't mind at all, I would be delighted to have you try it..... please post photos when you do.

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  9. Please let me know if you ever made a tutorial,this is gorgeous & I'm a little cane/extrude challenged! Lol! Mgsnmsg@aol.com

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