Topics Covered In This Video:
- Basic description of what a polymer cane really is, and what it is used for.
- Examples of reduced canes and millifiori beads that were made using my unique Easter Lily Cane Design.
- Common challenges reducing canes and what to do to solve those problems.
- Important factors to consider when reducing canes.
- Hardness/Firmness of the different colors in the cane.
- Temperature differences in sections of the cane.
- Size of the cane… why bigger is not always better… but too small can be a problem too.
- Showing the cane reduction process in fast motion so it does not take forever to watch, but you still get to see the entire process from beginning to end.
- Tips on how to reduce canes with the most success and the least amount of waste.
- Ideas for what to do with any waste cane you may end up with.
- Saving sections of the reduced cane at a variety of sizes to give yourself the most options for using the cane.
Question of the Day:
Are there other cane reducing issues that I didn’t cover in the video, which you still need some help with? Or, does anyone have any other helpful tips to share?
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