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« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2010 10:11:40 AM »

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I am literally speechless. The octopus cane might just be one of the coolest things I've ever seen!!
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« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2010 07:50:30 AM »

I love your buttons! That's what I should do to get rid of some of my clay and it makes a usefully item at the same time. Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2010 08:14:45 AM »

Gah! Your orange cane looked so amazing!! Whenever I try and get it smaller by rolling it out, it always goes messed!! How did yours come out like that Huh Huh
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« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2010 07:07:27 PM »

When you reduce a cane, don't roll it!  You'll distort the design.  Instead, you pinch it down, like this: http://www.polymerclaycentral.com/cane_wrap.html
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« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2010 11:32:42 AM »

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Whenever I try and get it smaller by rolling it out, it always goes messed!!

sweetpetunia, you can also reduce canes by pulling them, as well as pressing on the sides, rolling over them if square, etc. 
There are various methods discussed on this page of my site if you're interested along with other important tips for reducing:
http://glassattic.com/polymer/canes--reducing.htm

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« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2011 01:53:10 PM »

Gosh, I LOVE these! They are absolutely beautiful!!  Shocked Shocked

Well done you, what unique ideas!
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« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2011 01:15:32 PM »

Beautiful!!! I love the rose one!
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« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2011 10:12:27 AM »

They are amazing! I now want a chunky knit cardigan with octopus (octopi?) buttons!
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