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« on: September 19, 2006 03:02:15 PM »

I made this for crafty_pixie for my first ever swap.


I mixed transluscent clay so the candle light will make it glow.  I hope she likes it.
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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2006 03:13:26 PM »

That looks great! I'm sure she'll love it.  Such a cute cane design. Did you make it yourself?
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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2006 03:17:17 PM »

Oh yes I did make it myself iampoison.  Thanks for your compliments. 
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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2006 03:19:53 PM »

Oh yes I did make it myself iampoison.  Thanks for your compliments. 

Awesome ^_^ I love your cane. It makes such a cute pattern!
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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2006 06:31:50 PM »

Beau-ti-ful!!  Would love to see a photo of it too in the dark with the light shining through  Grin

Many digital cameras should be sensitive enough even with a single candle inside the votive, but putting a flashlight (esp. a strong one) on top of the rim shining down inside might be even brighter... definitely brace the camera though so the photo will be as clear as possible, if you try it.... then show!


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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2006 11:11:05 PM »

Gorgeous!! So beautiful
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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2006 12:57:13 AM »

woah i saw them at a stall one day and wanted one but they were REALLY expensive, how much does it cost to make?
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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2006 08:59:19 AM »

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how much does it cost to make?

Not much! 

...beaddizzygrl will be here shortly to tell you exactly how much clay she used, etc., but my guess would be the equivalent of around 2 (small) bars or a tad more, since there seem to be approximately 70 cane slices used (5 columns of  14 in each row) and the cane looks to have been reduced to about 3/4" square or a bit more (I'm assuming a maximum thickness for each slice of 1/8" since she used translucent and wanted it the light to shine through as much as possible). 

Doing the math (which I definitely don't vouch for!!), that seems to be a little over two bars of clay, but would also depend on which brand she used (all bars aren't exactly the same size). 
The price of the clay would depend on where she bought it, whether it was on sale, and which size she bought... so the final price could be as low as about $1.00 (using large bars of current-price mail-ordered Kato clay) to as high as $6.00 (using small bars of Premo or Fimo bought at Michaels, not on sale). 
Those little votives usually cost from $1-2 at craft or dollar stores, or she may have had one on hand.

(Of course, I'm sure she used more clay than the exact amount required to cover the exact votive... that would have been pretty hard to pull off!!... so add a bit more for leftovers, bad cane ends, and the fact that she used more than two colors, etc.)


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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2006 04:39:02 PM »

You rock DianeB, very good estimate, couldn't have done better myself!!  It does not cost much at all to make this.  I do have some bad news though  Cry  It did not make it in the mail.  It got crushed. It did take about 85 slices of cane to cover. I sliced as thin as I could so the candle light shows through.  And I get lucky alot of the time, I had just enough, that somehow happens to me, LUCKY!!  Not always so lucky to have enough cane to complete, but I improvise and fill in with transluscent clay when that happens.  But not so lucky for my swap partner, darn!!   Here are two examples of too little cane filled in with transluscent clay.
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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2006 06:10:15 PM »

Gina that is so beautiful!!! So sad it got broken Sad

I love how the canes are one pattern and when you put them all together they form another pattern. You are soooo talented!!!!!

Oh, and the way you filled in on those last two looks like it was on purpose - good job!
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« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2006 11:31:21 AM »

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I love how the canes are one pattern and when you put them all together they form another pattern.


Me too... secondary patterns can be half the fun (fortunately, I came into polymer clay as a quilter so already had a leg up on some really fun ways to do that!). 


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Awwwww.  Did you not pack it quite well enough, or did the elephant in the back room of the post office use it to play ball with?? (I know it's back there; I've had run-ins with it too).  Really too bad!



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« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2006 12:00:47 PM »

Crafty_pixie said my package looked like an elephant sat on it.  Good thing I sent her a gob of stuff.  My favorite cane to construct is the square shaped ones.  Not to mention the easiest IMO.  I bubble wrapped it inside and out, and still got crushed.  Suppose UPS will be the way to go next time. Thank you very much everyone on your compliments.  I will do a tutorial on these square canes hopefully soon.
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« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2006 08:24:01 AM »

OMG! i so love that! i love the colours and the way it was put together. awsm job. would like to see more.
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« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2006 09:57:20 PM »

Absolutely beautiful! i'm so sorry to hear it didn't make it. Sad i love covering votives, too, and often run out of cane slices. i like how you made up for that with the transparent clay. Great work!
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« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2006 04:06:15 PM »

Thank you very much bluemama and alo42d for your compliments!! Grin
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« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2006 07:38:40 AM »

That looks absolutely amazing for a gift. The transparent clay was a great idea.
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