“Please continue to demonstrate different ways to use beads, canes etc. for those among us who are design challenged.” ~Elizabeth-S
Did you know that when you make a flower cane from polymer clay, you aren’t restricted to making flower beads with it?
As today’s photo shows, there are several different styles of beads you can make from just a single flower cane. All of the beads in the picture were made from the Dogwood Flower Cane. There is a step by step video tutorial on how to make this cane in the Polymer Members Clay Library (Vol-016).
Before the full flower cane is assembled, the individual petal cane can be used on its own to wrap football shaped beads. Or you can cut thick slices from the petal cane to make wings for a unique butterfly pendant.
Sections of a flower cane can also be used for rolling swirly beads like the squared off lentil in the photo above. And of course the petals can also be combined with a center to create a full flower cane that can use to make elegant cane slice beads.
So as you can see, the possibilities are endless! Please share your cane stories below. I really want this blog to become your forum for bouncing around creative ideas with each other, rather than just me teaching you stuff. Feel free to let the conversations go where they may :-)
Thank you to all of the other members who have helped with my questions and concerns. I feel like Cindy has made us all a part of a special little clay family where we can help each other. So I am sending all a special THANK YOU! Keep Claying. ~Peggy-B
I LOVE Cindy’s site because it’s so much more than instruction (which is excellent) but a community which I was sorely lacking. My coffee and I are here every morning to see the next dose of polyclay fabulousness. ~Melinda-H