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« on: September 03, 2011 05:02:14 AM »

been playing around with Donna Katos squiggle beads again Smiley  (tutorial here :http://polymerclaydaily.com/2005/09/23/kato-explanation/ )
i thought others may find it interesting to see how even just altering one variable can change the appearance of a cane.

in this variation both the skinner blend and the white were the same thickness. this gives the bead a more pastel appearance.



this is the same cane but the skinner blend was 3 times the thickness of the white. note how the colour appears stronger on these beads.
detail of one of the focal beads:


3 necklaces:


detail showing clasp:


same cane again (skinner blend 3x thickness of the white) instead of stacking the clay as shown here i alternated the ends to create a zipper cane (whats a zipper cane? try here: http://www.polymerclaycentral.com/zipper_cane.html )
i used slices of the cane to cover an armature of scrap clay to create the bangle.





as always comments and advice are more than welcome Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2011 05:12:37 AM »

What an amazing job!!! i have tried to do any sort of cane and just can't do it. I love the bracelet!!!
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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2011 05:53:34 AM »

Wow, those are great. It reminds me of McCleans toothpaste, but in a good way.
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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2011 06:34:39 AM »

Awesome!!  I love the subtle mix on the first squiggle.  And holy cow - that bangle blows me away!  It is freaking amazing.
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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2011 06:36:56 AM »

Gorgeous and flawless, and the colors are so great that you chose, they're all just perfect =)
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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2011 07:25:33 AM »

Love the colours, the swirliness...everyt hing!  So pretty!
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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2011 08:33:08 AM »

Wow - beautiful! I love the second one!
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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2011 10:10:42 PM »

thanks Smiley im really pleased with how the bangle came out Grin
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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2011 03:35:21 AM »

They are really beautiful! I haven't made canes because I don't have a pasta machine yet but pictures like these always make me look for one from eBay.
I really like the colors you have chosen, the necklaces are so pretty.
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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2011 09:08:55 AM »

Like your color choices and how finished they all are. Lovely.
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