The Plaid Cane is deceptively simple, featuring a straightforward construction. The color play is achieved through a nontraditional use of a single Skinner blend.
The Shawl Pin is constructed easily with cookie cutters and a patterned veneer.
If you are comfortable with the Skinner blend technique and can reduce and re-assemble millefiori canes, you can do this project.
TOOLS AND MATERIALS
4 packages of clay (3 colors plus white)
Thin metal knitting needle
Strong wire cutters
Deli paper or parchment paper
Oven (regular, convection, or toaster)
Through this ebook you will learn:
How to make a partial blend
How to build a polymer cane that mimics the look of plaid
How to create a veneer from a square cane
How to apply the veneer and construct a shawl pin shape
How to bake the pin and apply a nice curvature to it
Lisa Clarke is a polymer clay artist turned fiber addict. She can often be found on her blog, Polka Dot Cottage, writing about her adventures in polymer, fabric, yarn, photography, and everyday life. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, two sons, and entirely too many craft supplies.