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First-time contributor Lanin D. Thomasma checks into PCC with an easy-to-make and unique cane - perfect for holiday seasons!



Materials:
  • Two colors of Sculpey III, Premo, Fimo or Kato clay
    (I'm using blue and white for my cane)
  • Roller or pasta machine
  • X-Acto knife or tissue knife
Step 1: Condition your clay and roll out a ball of your base color (blue in this case). Work the ball into a fat cylinder.
Step 2: Once you've let the cylinder rest a while, slice it lengthwise three times, to make a triangular center.
Step 3: Roll out your second color at the thickest setting on your pasta machine, or about 1/16th inch thick with your roller. Cut into three pieces
Step 4: Put each slice on one face of the triangle, and place the cut-off pieces back on the cylinder.
Step 5: You should now have a cylinder with a triangle inside.
Step 6: One at a time, make cuts similar to your last three, this time across each point of the triangle.
Step 7: Place a slice of your second color on the face of each cut, and replace the cut-off piece.
(Do this one face at a time, to keep track of the pieces you've cut off)
Step 8: Roll out a piece of your first color and wrap it entirely around the finished cylinder.
Step 9: Let it rest a while, then reduce it and enjoy your finished cane!
Lanin D. Thomasma
©2004 Text and Photos

We'd like to thank Lanin for sharing this excellent lesson with PCC. If you have a lesson or tutorial or project that you would like to share with PCC, just email Leigh or and we will help you prepare your project for the PCC Website.


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