First I made bullseye canes in a variety of colors. The first one is light gray and black. The others are mustard yellow, purple, rose, peach and turquoise. I put a band in a darker shade of each color around each of the center colors, then a band of light gray and a band of black.
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Using the extruder I made 3 sizes of each color and cut them into 2" logs. The center disk came with the extruder, the other 2 sizes are washers that I bought at the hardware store. The clay has to be the right consistence to work well in the extruder so I mix Kato and Premo....
Here are all the finished logs. That pile in the back on the right are scraps..... the really fun stuff. I was itching to get my hands on those.
After sorting through the scraps I put this cane together.
I can't show you the final cane as I used it to make items for a swap.... I'll post photos once my swap partner receives the package.
For the first Cobblestone Cane I used the colorful bullseye canes, rose, peach, purple and turquoise, a touch of mustard yellow along with some green from a previous project.... none of the black & gray.
I used the end pieces of the above cane to make Cobblestone Beads.
Close up of the beads. I like these beads, they are happy beads, they make me smile.
I used the black & gray bullseye canes along with all but the rose bullseye canes to make this Cobblestone Cane.
I then used the above cane to make these. I resisted reducing them down to make kaleidoscope canes, instead I will cut 4 slices and make tiles with a kaleidoscope pattern. I was determined not to over reduced this time!!
More canes from the large one above. I will make tiles and beads with these too.
And finally this is a pendant I made from the scrap end of the scrap cane above.... I do love my scraps!! The background is black textured with sandpaper. It measures 2 1/4" x 2 1/4"
My next project is making beads.... lots and lots of beads. I have loads of canes and I need to use them, or at least some of them, before I make more canes. I am out of storage space for canes. If I get enough beads made I may open another shop on Etsy... just for beads. I'll have to think of a shop name, that is always the hard part.
That's it for today.
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