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Naama's Pink Flower Cane
Here's a beautiful flower cane design from PCC member Naama Zamir. Her color is pink, but this cane would look great in many color combinations!

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  • How to make a clay canes. Pink Flower Cane - Step 1
    Step 1

    Choose 3 complimentary colors in equal amounts. Arrange as shown to do a Skinner blend, with the lightest color at the left and darkest at the right. Create the blend.

  • How to make a clay canes. Pink Flower Cane - Step 2
    Step 2

    Once the blend is finished, do an accordian fold as show. The result will be lightest color at the bottom of the stack, large blended section, and then darkest at the top.

  • How to make a clay canes. Pink Flower Cane - Step 3
    Step 3

    Compress the block and flatten it out a little, then using your cutting blade, slice the block in half.

  • How to make a clay canes. Pink Flower Cane - Step 4
    Step 4

    Stack the two halves as shown, light side of one half to the dark side of the other half.

  • How to make a clay canes. Pink Flower Cane - Step 5
    Step 5

    Squeeze in the corners to form the block into a round log.

  • How to make a clay canes. Pink Flower Cane - Step 6
    Step 6

    Using a dark contrasting color, roll out a sheet on number 7 on the pasta machine and wrap the log in this sheet. Begin to reduce the log.

  • How to make a clay canes. Pink Flower Cane - Step 7
    Step 7

    Once you have reduced the log, cut it into 8 equal pieces as shown.

  • How to make a clay canes. Pink Flower Cane - Step 8
    Step 8

    Pinch the 8 pieces to form petal shapes as show. Make a center for the flower by sandwiching sheets of light and dark colors, roll them up, cut to the same height as the petals, and then wrap it in the same color as the petals. Arrange the petals around the center.

  • How to make a clay canes. Pink Flower Cane - Step 9
    Step 9

    This how your cane will look before adding the background.

  • How to make a clay canes. Pink Flower Cane - Step 10
    Step 10

    Add triangles of translucent clay between the petals.

  • How to make a clay canes. Pink Flower Cane - Step 11
    Step 11

    Now reduce your cane and cut.

  • How to make a clay canes. Pink Flower Cane - Step 12
    Step 12

    Enjoy

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xoxo- Brook
xoxo- Brook · Anchorage, Alaska, US · 3 projects
WOW! theese are gorg!
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Lee S.
Lee S. · Fredericktown, Missouri, US
These are beautiful
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KMOM14
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 373 projects
It is very pretty. I have not worked much with clay before but interested in learning - not sure what you mean by blending - do you roll it out vertically or horizontally?
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Marieke
Marieke · Espel, Flevoland, NL · 166 projects
That is wonderful. I tried it a couple of times but I'm not good at it Sad. Yours is great!
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