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« on: December 10, 2008 11:53:08 AM »

Well a couple of weeks ago I posted my first attempt at making things with Fimo and I got some encouragement to continue with this stuff!  Tongue
So I had a go at making some beads through making a cane (I so just had to check with my housemate that was the right word; I'm such a newbie on these boards!) They didn't turn out how I imagined but I love them; they're kinda abstract and funky. I dunno what I'll do with them yet but I'll post pictures when I do!



Sorry about the bad photo. I took it on my bed instead of a flat surface!
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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2008 11:58:29 AM »

I like them. They kinda look like the game pieces for trivial purist to me. so if you know anyone who likes board games string them up with some beads in between and voila! instint gift.
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2008 02:06:49 PM »

Cute cane slices!  The photo doesn't show them off very well though**  Cry

Lots of things can be made with cane slices, from jewelry to "coverings" etc, using single slices here and there on a background clay sheet, or using many slices overlapped or side by side.  Some clayers use slices placed one at a time, some create sheets of slices first, etc.
 
I wrote a summary of some of the easier canes for beginners awhile back (including the "bullseye" ones you made) if you want to check out some of those other for further experimenting:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=178586.msg1852235#msg1852235


**try shooting on a non-white/very light background ...something with a medium "value" (degree of lightness/darknes) so your camera won't think there's already plenty of "light";  medium gray is good, but any color that will complement your slices
...it would also be great if you could get a closer-up shot of them, either with the closeup function of your camera (usually a little flower icon), or just lay the slices on the bed of a scanner instead


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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2008 02:45:30 PM »

Cheers for the link and the photo tips. I'm normally better at photographing my work; I just was being lazy today and wanted to post these up!  Wink
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