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Sunday, 13 January 2013

Polymer Clay Millefiori Rose Canes

Caning is my favorite of the polymer clay techniques, I've had some great results from caning and also its the technique I find the easiest to do.


My plan for this year is to cane more, although I have quite a collection of canes already, as you can see

My Millefiori Polymer Cane Stash
My Millefiori Polymer Cane Stash

I guess I should also make plans to use some of the ones I have already, but I want to learn more advanced canes like the shape shifting and kaleidoscope canes,

For now though as Valentines Day is just around the corner I have decided to make some more Millefiori Rose Canes, I have quite a few already in pink, blue and lilac but for Valentines I wanted a vibrant red and burgundy.

I first learnt how to make these canes using this tutorial 3D Rose Cane by Sigal Simovich,I really like this cane as I find the finished result always differ slightly.

Building my millefiori rose cane, polymer clay
Building my millefiori rose cane

And here's my finished cane once filled with translucent clay and reduced, I think with the vibrant red I made the cane with the whiter edges along the outside and with the burgundy I done the reverse with the outer edges darker.

Finished Millefiori Rose Cane made from polymer clay in Vibrant Red
Finished Millefiori Rose Cane made from polymer clay in Vibrant Red
Finished Millefiori Rose Cane made from polymer clay in Burgundy shades
Finished Millefiori Rose Cane made from polymer clay in Burgundy shades
Now its time to start planning what to make with my lovely new canes.

Resources including more rose cane tutorials
  1. 3D Rose Cane Tutorial by Sigal Simovich
  2. Rose Cane by Cristalline
  3. TrueLiegh Rose by Leigh Ross
  4. Rosebud Cane by Tami Shvat

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