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a wonderful addition to your collection of canes!
Direct from Israel, here's a beautiful cane design from PCC member Naama Zamir that will bea wonderful addition to your collection of canes!

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

    I'm using Purple and White to make my cane, but you can choose any two complimentary colors. Start by making a Skinner Blend.

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

    After the Skinner Blend is finished, fold it in thirds (as in steps 25-27 of Leigh's lesson) and pass it through the pasta machine on the thickest setting in a direction like shown in the picture. The final result will be a long, thin strip going from white on one side to purple on the other.

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

    Fold the strip on itself like an accordion to make a loaf.

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

    Cut the block into three equal pieces as shown.

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

    Pinch the ends of the pieces together, and work the pieces to form the shapes as shown.

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

    Turn one piece so the white point faces you. Take the second piece in the opposite direction (purple end facing you) and attach purple point from the second piece to the white point of the first. Gently form the second piece to the first until the other two points meet, as in the right side of the next picture.

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

    Repeat the same action on the other side with the remaining piece. Now squeeze it to form a round cane.

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

    Now put your third color (turquoise in my example) through your pasta machine at #4, and cut a sheet and wrap the cane as shown.

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

    Reduce the cane until it is 20cm long (approximately 8" - click picture for a larger view). Mark and cut the cane into 5 equal parts.

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

    Pinch each piece to form the 5 shapes as shown in the photo. These will be the petals of your flower.

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

    Join all the pieces together to form the flower. If there is a gap in the center, fill it with a little snake of contrasting color (here I filled it with green clay that I had laying around the table).

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

    Now fill in the gaps between the petals using your translucent clay (I'm using Premo Frost). Be careful to maintain the spacing of the petals.

  • How to make a clay canes. Shady Flower Cane - Step 13
    Step 13

    Here is the completed cane before reducing.

  • How to make a clay canes. Shady Flower Cane - Step 14
    Step 14

    And after reducing and cut in half.

  • How to make a clay canes. Shady Flower Cane - Step 15
    Step 15

    Lastly, cut and reduce the canes into various sizes as you wish. Enjoy!

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Peggy B.
Peggy B.
SUPER COOL - Love the colores,
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Crystal W.
Crystal W. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 5 projects
For everyone wondering what canes are used for; you use them in jewelry making. you slice them and use them.
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Stellar Toaster
Stellar Toaster · 2 projects
What is a cane?

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Kelsie T.
Kelsie T. · San Diego, California, US · 2 projects
in response to joey- i didn't know what these were used for either, so i googled it. apparently these are used for nail art, you cut them into paper thin slices.

pretty creative, i like it Happy
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Calochortus
Calochortus · 1 project
Beautiful!
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naama z.
naama z. · 4 projects
glad to see you like my tutorial- it is not really a beginner project so be kind and patient with yourself when trying to mmake it
naama
www.naamazamir.blogspot.com
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michelle G.
michelle G. · Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CA · 1258 projects
its so pretty
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Joey M.
Joey M. · 1 project
Is it like and eraser? O_o
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Creativemind
Creativemind · Tuscaloosa, Alabama, US · 116 projects
I have a lot of polymer clay and I tried my hand (one time) to make a cane. It turned out okay, I guess for my first try but it wasn't all that good. I was intending to try it again, and now you have inspired me to do it again soon.

BTW, that is a pretty flower cane that will be the first one I try.
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Ezme
Ezme · Wantage, England, GB · 25 projects
that is really pretty!
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