Member Benefits 031-4: Cane Making

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Cindy, this video is totally amazing. How do you ever figure these things out? I was watching and thinking okay, next she is going to… and I was totally wrong and amazed. I saw you slice the block and thought, well that is a interesting way to slice before forming the petals and “Presto Chango” you made it into another log, several times. If anyone has doubts about becoming a member, this video is an example of how fortunate we are to have access to these lessons. ~Anna-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Flower Cane Tutorials

Wow!  Now that was one excellent tutorial series, Cindy. Thank you!  I learned so much and had so much fun trying each of the components! Finally, someone demonstrated the need and proper procedure for adding the registration line. Now I understand why so many of my earlier attempts at canes failed. By trying to reduce them by rolling them like a snake, the inner contents got all twisted and irregular. So many wonderful tips, and the final result is spectacular. Due to the nature of the flower chosen, many other natural flowers can be done using the same techniques but changing the colors: blanket flowers, ox-eyed daisies, sunflowers, primroses, phlox, marsh pinks, violets, genetians (ahaha, can tell I have the wildflower book out now…). Just an incredible value for the cost of membership and one series of videos. ~Jocelyn-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Gerbera Flower Cane Tutorial

Goody, goody, goody!! More canes! I’m a bit of a cane-aholic. It is one of the first things I started making when I found polymer clay a loooong time ago. And I have amassed quite a collection by now. I’m familiar with the lace cane and with the jelly roll too. But as usual Cindy, you have put your own very cool spin on them. I especially like the use of the scraps. And the extruder cane I love! Who would have thunk of that? Why Cindy of course! That’s why we love ya sweety! Cant wait for part 2 and 3. Come on Friday! (oh wait, it is Friday, hee hee hee!)  XOXO ~Jamie-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Gerbera Flower Cane

WOW!!!  I really like caning and this is probably the coolest way I have seen to make a skinner type blend… and now a “glow-in-the-dark” one without having to mix up a bunch of clay!! Cindy, my being new to your lessons, I must tell you… your email weekly has become something I very much look forward to!!! Thank you for the fun and the learning! ~Adelle-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Glowing Jellyroll Cane

I’m so excited to make this! I just finished watching the video and I wanted to tell you how much I’m enjoying my membership (so much so, in fact, that I bought three back-issues today!) I’m definitely the “see and immediately want to try it” type. I taught myself knitting, crocheting, and the beginnings of viking knit, but it really is nice to have another person teach (since my mom does not know any of the above, she couldn’t show me…) Thanks for having such a great resource. ~Katie-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Dogwood Flower Cane Tutorial

I haven’t made any flowers yet. But the tip about wrapping the petal in a contrasting color helped me to see how this can be done. So far my canes have been very simple ones and some were mistakes but made great beads when sliced and rolled into a round bead. ~Annie-J >> This comment was originally posted here: Flower Polymer Cane Designs

I recall seeing somewhere on your site…oh, yeah! I think it was a video preview… where you were keeping your clay next to you on top of a small freezer pack. I thought that idea was very ingenious and plan to do that myself from now on to keep my clay cool as I work with it. Again, and as always, thank you so much for all of your time, effort, and creative love that you put out on your blog for all of us creative sponges out here! You are the Best! :)  ~Cindy-E >> This comment was originally posted here: Beginner Polymer Clay Canes

Love the mod cane tutorial….you make it look so easy. Great video! ~Theresa-N >> This comment was originally posted here: Extruder Mod Cane

Canes always mesmerize me! That leaf is beautiful! ~Lindsay-W >> This comment was originally posted here: Veined Leaf Cane

I absolutely LOVED the Spliced Flower Cane video!  Beautiful and not such a hard technique.  I cannot wait until I get a chance to try it. We are trying to relocate and everything is packed away! :( But this one I definitely will save in my little brain!! THANKS!!!!!!!!! ~Carlene-Z >> This comment was originally posted here: Spliced Flower Cane

How very pretty these colors are… inspired me so much that I mixed up a palette close to the colors pictured above and then added a blueish green for an accent…. made four canes and some beads already today…. now I must go to my real job! Thank you for the fabulous morning! ~Melinda-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Premo Sculpey Color Recipes

Whew! I’m so glad I finally have this Vol-019 back issue. This is such a cool video tutorial – such a cool technique! I can’t wait to try it. I’m gonna condition some clay really well, and give this a go tomorrow. I may be sorry afterwards (my back still hurts terribly!) but I think it will be worth it. These adorable little flowers are beckoning to me. Thanks, Cindy, for making this technique so easy to understand! ~Phaedrakat >> This comment was originally posted here: Extruder Flower Cane Video

These canes look amazing! Another nice thing in any lesson are the words “easy to follow”! Looking forward to this one. ~DJ >> This comment was originally posted here: Easy Kaleidoscope Canes

I loved receiving this latest Kaleidoscope video. I have learned so much from watching your videos. ~Ariti >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Kaleidoscope Cane

Cindy I love doing canes and this one is going to be great because you are showing us how to do it. You always make a tute so easy to understand. Another I can’t wait for Friday tute. Thanks and Uuuuuuugggs. ~Peggy-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Johnny Jump-Up Pansy Cane

I have just made the jolly jump up cane and very pleased with it. ~Ritzs >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tutor Lessons

Aaarrggghh! The withdrawal symptoms will be awful!  Bless you, Cindy, for sending us a little something on Friday, just to tide us over. Headpins, eh? Hmmm. I’m still working on the Johnny Jump Ups (JJU) cane. How brilliant are you, Mrs. Lietz, and what a gifted teacher. At first I thought I’d never be able to tackle such a project (the JJUs), but your you-can-do-it-too encouragement and the patient, thorough methods you use give hope even to one as klutzy as I. Practice makes, er, well, slightly better each time. And it’s such tremendous fun! Thanks, Cindy. ~Mary-U >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tutorials

“Totally Wild!” I went wild *LOL* with the leopard cane. I sliced a hunk off to leave one pattern large print. I wrap a very, very, very thin sheet of dark on it to give it more of a darker background  This is a really fun cane to work with. You can do so much with it. I am still making things with it. I am going to attempt to do something funky with the zebra cane. It will have to wait until I can get to the craft store to buy more clay. ~Brenda-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Leopard Cane

Hi Cindy and all – My second eye Op is over and I am back here 2 days after, and its Friday, and I have just watched the Zebra Cane Video, and what a difference in colour, now that I have 2 good eyes to view the videos. So classy, and bright and clear. All the projects you made from it Cindy are just beautiful. The ear rings are just gorgeous. I like black and white anything, so it is even more well received by me. Love the idea of pinching the square cuts around. Love ~Elizabeth-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Zebra Cane Video

Cindy, love this technique and tutorial. Thank you again. I think in black and white that would be a great background with a slice of flower cane on it. Going to try that later. Will send you some pictures. I’m leaching some Premo clay right now to work with. ~Bonnie-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Mitered Corner Cane

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