Friday, February 26, 2010

My new favourite earrings - week 8 of canes

Hi Everyone,

Last guild meeting I was pleasantly surprised when Wendy gave me a pair of earrings. They're my new favourite because they go with everything. It helps that Wendy's such a wonderful person that I feel infused with gentle happiness every time I wear them.

They're made with a brain cane. For those of you that have never caned before, this has got to be one of the easiest canes to do since you can't go wrong with reduction and even if you assemble it a bit incorrectly it still comes out interesting.

There are a few tutorials and many images out there of brain canes. The first link below appears to be the one most referenced and is credited to Kathi Gose. I've added a couple of others but if you google "brain cane" you'll get a selection of images.

Polymer Clay Central's tutorial
How to convert a brain cane to a kaleidoscope cane
a cane using rose colours

And if you're just in the mood to browse canes, here's one the greatest sites for photos of canes. It really makes me want to drop everything I'm doing and just go cane.

Parole de Pate's listing of cane articles

1 comment:

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Thanks for adding a link to my Brain Cane/Rose Cane (a cane in rose colours), Sandy! I haven't made one of those in awhile and it makes me want to go make some right now!

You are right about the list of canes at Parole de Pate making you want to go make canes. There's nothing like a little 'eye candy' to get the creative juices flowing!