The cane process
Making a clay cane can be a lengthy process, you start with blocks of colored clay and manipulate those into desired shapes, shades & designs.
Some canes depending on size can take an hour (small, simple design canes) to many days work like the sugar skull cane you see here. This was a 5 day project and was many pounds of clay, it took around 8 hours to reduce the entire cane to a usable size and was exhausting. You can watch the reduction on my Facebook page, I reduced it live so you can see the struggle and time it takes for a perfect reduction.
Canes require a lot of patience and time, it takes time to learn as well as master and then to build your stock pile of different colors and designs, but once made they can last through many creations (depending on size).
Once made, I take super thin slices of cane work and apply it to my creation for some stunning millefiori designs.
Hi there, my name is Melanie and I have a passion for creating with polymer clay.
I began my journey with polymer clay to help my own creative desires, as a stay at home Mum to my special needs son (Autism) I needed an outlet to express myself in a way that would help me cope with the day to day stress of therapy and doctors appointments for my boy and clay was a perfect outlet for that stress.
I love designing and creating clay canes and from the clay cane to either a supply or a finished completed design.
From canes, to pen blanks, finished pens, crochet hooks, beads, buttons & cabs and what ever my heart desires to create at that moment, so you may see different items and catagories pop up from time to time.
I hope you enjoy my creations as much as I did creating them.