Member Benefits 041-2: Cane Making

Polymer Clay Membership SiteI love this cane. I also love learning how you do this. You see things so differently then I do. What a creative mind you have. Somehow you can think sideways, backwards and upside down! And then Ta Da everything is in the right place! ~Casey-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Backgroundless Tulip Cane

Hi Cindy, I purchased your beginner course about 3 months ago (which is about when I started working with polymer clay) so I can honestly say you have been with me from the beginning! What a godsend your tutorials have been! Your instructions are clear and concise and so very easy to follow. As you know, when I was done with the beginner class, I had to know more! I became a member and I have purchased almost all of your back issues. I have made flower canes that I could not believe I would ever be able to do. I have made Kaleidoscope canes and showed them to my sons and they look in wonder and say “how DO you do that?” I just smile and say Cindy showed me how. I have a friend that started using PC several months before me. I am proud to say that I have surpassed her current skill level and I owe it all to you! (Okay, just a teeny bit competitive there, but she started it, LOL). I tried your Blend and Switch tut yesterday and can’t wait to finish them. I just received my UV light and resin, so that is today’s project! Also, even though I’ve “graduated” from the beginner’s course, I still refer back to these videos when I can’t remember exactly what you said. I am also so very impressed with how quickly you respond to everyone’s questions (including mine) and if you aren’t immediately available, someone on the blog will be more than happy to jump in and help. Keep up the great work! I can’t wait to see what this week’s tutorial will be!! Very sincerely. ~Laura-Z >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Library

If I wasn’t already signed up this video sure would get me to become a member! You’ve come at this one from all angles – from using old canes to making from new and then on to how we can use the cane. Though I’m busy getting ready for Sunday’s sale at the church, I still can hardly wait to see this video! I’ll sure have some thing to tell folks to watch for at my next sale. ~Carolyn-F >> This comment was originally posted here: Easy Kaleidoscope Canes

Hi Cindy Hi all, Love Grape Hyacinths, so delicate, and lovely colours. Well this tut is such a georgeous video to watch. just to see it taking shape is an eyeopener, and really fun to watch. Looks complicated before you see how it is done. Bet there will be a lot of oohs and ahhs with this one. Thanks again Cindy, better than watching TV and we learn something new every week too. LOL Love. ~Elizabeth-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Grape Hyacinth Flower Cane

I second all the above comments! Finally a unique-appearing way to use up the old canes rather than just rolling them into beads, etc. Not that rolling them into beads is a waste (definitely not!), but this technique has the appearance of something complicated and Cindy makes it easy!  One more thing I love about PC; so little waste produced. ~Becky-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Scrap Clay Feather Canes

Cindy, just as you said, this technique is “very freeing”. I’ve made a few butterfly canes and it just amazes me how cool they come out and how fun it is to make them! I have made some beads mixing my floral canes with the butterflies. I call them my Gardener’s Dreams Series. ~Maria-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Blue Morpho Butterfly Wing Cane

I had to try it. Combined both of your techniques, Cindy, just fooling around, to try and get a center that would mimic the blanket flower. Laid out the spiral cane, but then before rolling it up, added side ways wise snakes of double wrapped clay along the top, then rolled. Dimension, dots, and spiral, all in one slice. Came out well, really liked it, and will do more. Could never have imagined it without that great video! Thanks! ~Jocelyn-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Gerbera Flower Cane Video

I just made a glow in the dark brain cane! Looks really cool too! ~Cindy-G >> This comment was originally posted here: Glowing Jellyroll Cane

I LOVE the zebra cane. Very cool!  As usual, Cindy just keeps the fun coming. ~Laurel-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Zebra Cane Tutorial

I LOVE lilies too and this palette is just so fiery and gorgeous. I really like all the interesting ways you’ve incorporated this cane… giving us a lot to think about once again Cindy!! ~DJ >> This comment was originally posted here: Spotted Lily Petal Cane

I’m not normally into canes, and we don’t really do Halloween here… but these look like fun! (Only I’m pretty sure I’ll have to put a face and fangs on mine. ~Sue-F >> This comment was originally posted here: Pumpkin Canes

I love the new gingham cane!! So nostalgic! Thanks, Cindy. ~Dorothy-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Color Recipes

Just did the Gingham Cane last night, came out exceptionally well for a first attempt. ~Ken-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Video Library

This is so great. Lilac is one of my favorite flowers. It’s very difficult to grow successful lilac were I am and this way I can make my own and have them year round. Thanks Cindy. ~Barbara-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Lilac Blossom Flower Bead

Cindy, thank you for another great tutorial. I can see this working with some of the old Studio clay that I have. I make a lot of flower canes with Skinner blends and this will help change the colors a little at a time. ~Bonnie-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Lietz Teardrop Blend Color Shifts

The Mokume Gane is one of my favorite techniques, I did well selling my pendants last year at our craft show using this process. I’ve used the new copper color on 2 projects so far and the color is beautiful!! ~Jeanne-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Faux Metal Mokume Gane

Beautiful Cindy!! I’ve made peacock feathers in the past but they’ve never turned out as detailed and colorful as this one. I’m so excited. Thank you! ~Dawn-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Peacock Cane

My first peacock cane didn’t look quite right but I used the “eye” to make earrings and pendant. Today I will cover them in resin (gotta look at Cindy’s tute again to get this right). With the rest of the cane I covered all my tools to give me a better grip, also a couple of little sweetie tins and a stone from the beach. As Cindy says, nothing is wasted with this medium and sometimes happy accidents occur. Love this site. ~Elaine-F >> This comment was originally posted here: Peacock Feather Cane

Hi Cindy: Thanks for the lovely rose cane tutorial. I really enjoyed it because I love caning. Thank you. ~Carol-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Backgroundless Shaded Rose Cane

Well, I jumped right in and got started on the gingham canes. Love the retro feel of gingham. I posted them on Facebook, or you can see what I put together on my blog. I can’t wait to make something with them. I like the idea of the black and white buttons on a black shirt that someone mentioned. Thanks, Cindy, for a fun tute. ~Loretta-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Gingham Cane Extruder Project

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