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« on: July 09, 2006 11:07:57 PM »

I hope this works this time  Undecided 
First pic is using the mica shift technique (center of heart), I made these wing canes. 


Second Pic is of bunches of different butterfly canes.


Third Pic I used face molds, and canes.


4th pic is beads from same cane as dragon fly (from 2nd pic)


5th pic is from cane ends that I could not throw away.  So instead I pierced and baked and COOL!! accident gone great in this pair!! My daughter wore these to school and was asked if she plucked some poor butterfly? lol
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2006 11:17:46 PM »

Ooo, very nice... I love them all!  (and p.s., I think you finally got the hang of posting photos!)


What did you use the little butterfly cane beads for?  Were some of them danglies?




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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2006 11:42:05 PM »

If it wasnt for nice people like you DianeB, I dont think I could have figured it out, thanks bunches for your help.  I have not yet beaded those dragonflies.  I do plan on using the ones with wire in it for earings to match.  I do use an unusual way of making those beads that I have never seen done before.  I slice a slice from cane, I then press brass embossing plate (made for scrapbooking) over cane slice then take blunt tool to press all around cut out shape.  It makes the bead rise in the middle.  I do one for front and one for back for each bead.  I use trusty bead rack to bake them on.  I seen this technique in a Judy Belcher book, but she used gold leafing, she used one slice for just front of pendant.  I have done beads with the gold leafing.  Looks like you blew them up to make "poofed".  This technique is hard on your brass stencils, but wow the reward is worth it.  I am going thru my 3rd heart shapes brass stencil lol. 
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2006 10:02:24 AM »

wow those are wonderful - thanks for explaining how you did it - never thought about trying that.
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2006 03:39:30 PM »

Oooooo.  Those wing canes are beautiful.  I have been wanting try to make a more complicated cane but I really wasn't expired by flowers or leaves.  I might give these wing canes a whirl.
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2006 06:50:04 PM »

Such beautiful canework.  I've been thinking of trying the dragon fly wing cane tutorial in the latest polymer cafe magazine. Has anyone else tried them? The earrings are especially nice.  Great work!
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2006 06:52:53 PM »

Your canes are magnificent! Your mica shift is really beautiful too! I am so jeaous of your cane work! Mine always suck!
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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2006 07:30:49 PM »

everything is so cute!!! i love the earrings! beautiful job!
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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2006 08:23:04 PM »

You guys are making me blush.  All my canes do not turn out so good I assure you.  But honestly my mistakes can still be used for other things.  Just keep reducing and stacking.  I find when I start out with small skinner blend canes I have better results.  I think I did leave one step out of my above directions.  I forgot to say that after you "press" that cane with the stencil, you slice with clay knife flush with stencil.  It makes your beads uniform in size.  The bead rack came with needle like pins to put in between your slices.  I have been playing with clay for 1 1/2 yrs, I think I am still a beginner.  If I can do it, ANYONE can. Grin
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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2006 12:51:27 PM »

You are amazingly gifted indeed! Tha baeds are true treasures and I love the idea about Wingerrings! WoW1
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