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« on: January 03, 2010 08:44:07 PM »

This is my very 1st post here. I have been looking at all the talented crafters here for about 2 months and decided to break out of my shyness and show off my new craft (polymer clay) I should say my new addiction,lol. I made these out of canes I made from scrap clay. Welcome all crits good and bad Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2010 09:05:37 PM »

Neat!
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2010 09:05:43 PM »

These are great!!  I love the swirls. 

And welcome!  Thank you so much for sharing.   Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2010 08:58:52 AM »

Very nice, and very unique salt and pepper shakers!  Love the Van Gogh starriness too.  It's also interesting the way you've "pinned" the corners of the framing-background pieces with dots or other shapes.

Diane B.

P.S.  The only critique I'd have is that if you want the fat-spiral ikat-type cane slices to be more even throughout, leaving the clay sitting out overnight or even a few hours (or a little while in the freezer) to cool and stiffen can help keep them even while slicing.
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2010 09:23:52 AM »

Thank you all for the kind words and the warm welcoming! Thank you Diane for the tip! I will DEFINITLY try that next time.

 Is it ok to leave all your canes in a fridge?. The reason I ask is because I have a small dorm size fridge in my garage collecting dust. I have a makeshift studio in my office, it would be a great place to store my canes.
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2010 08:29:19 AM »

It would be great to store your canes (and your extra clay of any type) in a frig whether it was plugged in or not.  Although it's not essential to store polymer clay  air-tight or in the dark, both of those things can keep it as absolutely fresh as it can possibly be.  
(And it's too much heat that's a problem for polymer clay, not too much cold, though you'd have to warm the clay back up to pliability after refrigerating or freezing --or even just sitting around awhile for that matter unless it was a really mooshy clay like Sculpey III to start with.  Too much UV light can begin to cure it as well as too much heat.)

If you want to check out some pages with lots of info on storing polymer clay and on conditioning (or reconditioning) it, look here:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/storage.htm
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/Conditioning.htm
(oh, and more on slicing canes here if you're interested:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/Canes--general.htm )

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