Vid #030: Polymer Clay Canes Are Often Referred To As Millefiori:
Good tutorials should always start with just a bit of a history lesson. For instance, did you know that polymer clay canes are often referred to as millefiori canes? Millefiori is a design word originating from the Italian glass making industry. Translated into English, it means “thousand flowers” (1000 flowers).
The Millefiori technique has now been widely adopted by polymer clay artists throughout the world. It’s used to make beautiful cane designs and intricate cane patterns.
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The full version of the “Canes and Caning” preview video shown above, is included in my Polymer Clay Bead Making Fundamentals Course[SEE Video #30 of 39]. “How to make polymer clay canes” is one of the most common questions or requests I get from beginners. This video is the introduction to an ongoing series on making polymer clay canes with detailed step by step, how-to instructions… plus lots of cane design ideas, patterns and projects.