My first attempt at abstract Cane Work, with my limited range of PC that I currently have. I like the vibrance of the orange and red/pink with the white toning it down nicely.
Cane work is basically a way of binding together various clays to enhance it and can be used to build a picture. There are many good videos on this technique. The purple/yellow/white flowers are also a form of Cane. The leaves are lucite. The bracelet is formed on a goldplated chain.
Global Orange Bracelet
A useful tip is to weigh your clay so it is all the same, which when rolled between your hands will give you 'equal' sized beads, (well .... you stand a better chance anyway).
I daresay if I was to measure each bead they may vary ever so slightly!!).
Global Orange Earrings
Here you can see the Cane that I made which features in the following Necklace as well. I added orange glass seed beads with the crystals, just for a little depth really and to give a little proportion to the length of earring.
Global Orange Necklace with Pendant
The necklace itself is a combination of crystals, (nicely glitzy without being OTT), and orange glass seed beads.
Maybe the Pendant would have stood out more if I had attached it to a length of suede? Mmmm ... food for thought. Or, possibly a fine chain?
Its easy to change your mind after the event ... there's always next time.
Still to Come
I'm working on one more designed item using this cane, then its the beautiful range of reds!
'Keep Watching, and I'll Keep Blogging'