Useful resources and websites for polymer clay fans and friends from Mary

These are my links for January 31st:

  • Cane Theory October 2001 Polyzine – clay caning for dummies- some basic canes with simple explanations
  • The Process of Caning Polymer Clay – A cane is a log or cylinder of clay that has a design running through it. You can make a large, complex design that’s easy to handle, then reduce the size of the cane by pressing or rolling it so it becomes longer and thinner. This creates a tiny and delicate design that will stay intact no matter how small you make it.
  • Polymer Clay FAQ | Canework – Caneworking is a technique that was originally used in glassworking for making complex designs. A cane is a log or cylinder of clay that has a design running through it, so each slice of the cane – the cross-section – contains the design. You can make a large design that’s easy to handle, and then reduce the size of the cane by rolling until the design becomes tiny and delicate; because of the ductility of the clay, the design stays intact no matter how small you make it. Helpful info about polymer clay caning basics but…sorry..no pictures
  • Desiree’s HowTo Make a Spotted Langloisia Cane – How to make a beautiful spotted langloisia flower cane. It’s a really cool looking flower and, I think, a perfect candidate for caning.

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