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« on: December 08, 2006 04:20:53 PM »

on how I would make something likt this?

http://www.firemountaingems.com/details.asp?pn=K091685PB

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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2006 02:32:59 AM »

The picture is small but it looks to me like a large rectangular canework slice rolled into a tube bead shape, perhaps using some kind of a dowel to keep the shape. I'm sure dianeb will come in with the correct answer hehe
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2006 11:23:37 AM »

True... that's a thick-walled "tube" bead with a dolphin cane slice(s) on it.

There are various ways to make tube beads, but the usual way to make a focal tube bead like this (even though it's not that large) is to create a base bead of the approximate correct size (around a skewer of some kind, or the hole can be made after creating the clay rod), bake or leave raw, then add cane slices or whatever, then roll to smooth... and bake.

There are loads of lessons on various ways to make tube beads (both small filler tube beads and larger focal tube beads) as well as examples on this page:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/beads.htm
(... click on Tubes... then read around --the sub-section called Getting Clay onto the Rod is definitely one you'll want to read too)

(If you were asking how to make a dolphin cane, that's much more complicated!)


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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2006 12:20:49 PM »

*sigh* yup it was the dolphine cane I was asking about.

I think I will just buy it instead, I want this to look good and I worry that as I am an absolute novice I would muck it up royally and I just don't have the time to do that tis time

But thanks for the help.
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2006 01:19:53 PM »

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sigh* yup it was the dolphine cane I was asking about.

I think that's a prudent idea!  I made a dolphin cane once (with the Golden Gate bridge in the background) because that was the logo of a company my DH used to work for.  I managed the cane okay, but it was a lot of work and I was at least familiar with making "complex" cane images already.


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