Member Benefits 029-1: Cane Making

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Hello Cindy! I made a leaf cane using the technique you showed us this last week, and it was awesome! I made it to make a very special necklace for my 3rd anniversary with my fiancé. I truly appreciate your time and energy, and everything you put into your tutorials and website. ~Karrah-S >> This comment was originally posted here: How To Make a Veined Leaf Cane

Hello Cindy! I’m enjoying all the videos. I’ve been ‘clayin’ for years and have done numerous techniques, tutes, canes, projects, etc. I considered myself pretty rounded in ‘creating’ with polymer clay. BUT when I saw you add square cane slices to a prepared CUBE bead, then roll it into a heart shape bead, I thought “Why Didn’t I Think Of That?????” Of course ……. add square slices to a square bead, and shape it into whatever shape you want after that!!!! Thank you, Cindy, for making it easier to add cane slices to a bead and saving me some time in the process! ~Mary-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Beads and Canes

I finally became a member after finding this site by accident while looking for information on making canes. I followed your veined leaf tutorial and made my first cane today! I made it upside down but it still looks great. I love this site!!! ~Kim-P >> This comment was originally posted here: Leaf Canes

I really like the small canes. I’ve seen tutorials that use so much clay it’s insane, which I have always scaled down out of pure necessity because I simply didn’t have that much clay or the will to have that much cane around. I also love having several canes around to mix and match, and sometimes combine to make new canes. I think I have about 50 canes right now but I am trying to use my old canes so I can make a new collection of canes. Your flower canes have really added to my cane collection. I love them… in fact, I have made 6 or 7 spliced flower canes and I’ve used them all up except for the one I make yesterday. I LOVE canes… they are what really drew me to this media! ~Melinda-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Canes

I just love your shortcuts. I never thought of doing 2 thin wrappings of translucent polymer clay, which is probably why I get a little distortion in my flower canes. I have yet to be happy with one. Thanks for the information. ~Lupe-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Cane Backgrounds

Hey don’t forget Cindy came up with an easier way to do a blend. It is called the Teardrop Method. Yes making canes with images are easy once you know the technique. You are in the right spot to learn that. ~Lynn-W >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Cane Designs

How right you are about you having encountered the problems and worked out the bugs for us. I can’t wait to try making canes.  Yes, right now it looks hard to me, but when it finally works, it goes from just being a lump of clay to a work of art. Yes, I too have seen stuff on E-bay and have wondered at some of the probable frustrations these artists have probably had to endure. Can’t wait to try my hand at it though. With your hints, helps and techniques, like my best friend often reminds me, I don’t have to reinvent the wheel, since you have already invented it! Thanks. ~Karen-O >> This comment was originally posted here: Beginner Polymer Clay Canes

I don’t know how I missed this piece about ghost canes, and I sure am glad that I found it… how very interesting!!!  As always, you’ve got my creative mind reeling!!! And that description of jellyrolls… well… lets just say that my mouth was watering!!! ~Cindy-E >> This comment was originally posted here: Ghost Cane Beads

Thanks for these tips.  I am so hesitant to even use Fimo. What I have seems so hard to condition, that I usually just keep putting it back in my “use later” stash. Maybe I’ll take the Fimo plunge one of these days, after all. ~Susan-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Revive Hardened Fimo Canes

I love this Extruder Mod Cane – the video is so great! I’ve seen written tutes before, but it sure makes a difference seeing Cindy demonstrate the technique. She makes it look so easy! ~Phaedrakat >> This comment was originally posted here: Extruder Mod Canes

Been dying to see this done, mine are far from “ghost-like” which means I have a lot to learn!  Cannot wait for Friday. ~Jocelyn-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Ghost Cane Lesson on Video

Lovely Cindy, I’ve been dying to know how to make that one and just couldn’t figure it out – I kept trying to reverse the slices instead of lifting – which of course gives another look. Thank you again. ~Polyanya >> This comment was originally posted here: Flower Canes

Cindy I have just made two of your wonderful spliced flower canes, I loved doing them, the first I didn’t like the colors to much so I made another I was very pleased with how they came out and have already covered some old beads but now its time for me to stop and get night time drinks. And its another day tomorrow, if it rains I can bead all day woopee. ~Ritzs >> This comment was originally posted here: Flower Cane Tutorial

Having many options is a plus, especially since we can go back and watch the video again later. I love the look of having a variety of techniques in one project. It adds interest. I also love how you show the color combination in a variety of techniques: Beta fish colors in the graffiti beads and dogwood cane. Having a mix of beads to chose from when I am stuck for an idea. I hope you are not running out of ideas. ~Anna-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Leaf Cane Designs

I love this tribal cane. Yesterday I looked for a quilt pattern that I could cane and never found one I liked. This is it! I didn’t see it as a quilt pattern until I watched you put it together.  After trying this one, I’m going to look over my dyes for more ideas. My head is spinning with ideas, but I’ve already listed something else to try today (alcohol inks with transl clay). Tomorrow I’ll make this cane which gives me a day to come up with some colors. Since I’m new to this craft, I feel I’m way behind in trying things out. ~Rose-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Making Polymer Clay Canes

I love geometric designs and this tribal cane looks like it has endless possibilities. I am still playing with the extruder flower (which is SO much fun) but will definitely have a go at this technique next. ~Susan-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Canes

I love this tube bead!  It’s amazing that the strong pattern of the initial tribal cane can be reduced to something so delicate.  beautiful! ~Elizabeth-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Tribal Polymer Clay Beads

With the kaleidoscope tutorial , I’m really hoping that you can provide some pointers on obtaining good contrast. I also want you to know how much I appreciate the work you put into this site, and how much I look forward to Fridays. It is the highlight of my week. ~Carol-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Kaleidoscope Cane Making

Cindy – you must be a mind reader – I was just looking for a butterfly cane!! So happy I joined – this is too much fun. ~Patt-W >> This comment was originally posted here: Butterfly Wing Cane Video

Hi Cindy, I’ve just purchased Volume 09 today and made my first mod canes and it’s been a great success. Thanks. ~Josie-T >> This comment was originally posted here: Easy Kaleidoscope Canes

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