Sunday, January 17, 2010

My thumb hurts, week 3 of canes...

Hi Everyone,

While looking up sites for last week's caning entry, I came across the following tutorial from Canespinner designs. It's for a geometric cane that can be created with an extruder. I thought it would be interesting to try.

In looking at my canes that I've got collected for my big project, I decided that I wanted some more browns in there. So here are my canes from the tutorial.

The reason that my thumb hurts is that the extruder that I've got is one of the Makin's green ones. Since I'm using Kato clay, a stiffer clay, turning the handle on the extruder requires almost a death grip on the body of the extruder. I didn't realize that I had formed a decent sized blister on my thumb until it was too late.

I got my husband to do the last extrusion.

I'm not really happy with my choice of browns, but I do think this would make an excellent faux wood inlay for something and it turns out that it does work well with the project canes. I tried creating other patterns with the extruded clay but I wasn't particularly creative and ended up not doing anything spectacular.

Please check out the rest of Canespinner Designs' website. I'm in love with his frames and they might inspire me in the future. He also does beautiful bracelets and other things.




Its All About Creating said...

Love your canes! They turned out great. Thanks for the link to Canespinner Designs-I agree, great site. Thanks for sharing your cane.

2 Good Claymates said...

This cane came out really cool Sandy!

I have presented you with an award and you can receive it from our blog:

Tina Holden said...

OH no!!! Carolyn beat me to it. Well, too late, I awarded you too! lol
Can't get over your wonderful canes! love the 'ancient greece inspired' ones

Tammie Lee said...

this is an incredible art!

Bridget said...

This makes me think of Venice and Saint Marc floor, very beautiful work!