Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Day

Leap Day. Isn't it fun to have an "extra" day in the calendar year? It's especially nice when it turns into a day to play with clay. Inclement weather cancelled much of what was originally planned for my day, so I decided to spend some time with polymer. I must admit, it wasn't a hard decision.
One of the things I worked on was a Stroppel cane. Many of you have probably read about the Stroppel cane. This wonderful cane - or stack, as some call it - was recently brought to the polymer public's attention by the originator, Alice Stroppel, in a video she posted on youtube - It's a simple yet wonderful way to clean up your scraps after working on a project or two, and you end up with another cane for more creating. How can you beat that!?!
Here are some of the pieces I've worked up. I found some new cording at Artbeads. It just arrived, and it seems like a perfect fit for the yellow pieces. The cording has a strand black suede with a strand of jet swarovski crystals woven in. I just love the look!

I made another set with a reversible lentil bead for the focal. This is a great way to get 2 coordinated looks at one time.

Had to make a set in teal, too, since that's one of my favorite colors.


  1. I love what you've made with your Stroppel canes. So glad you enjoy the technique. Thank you for the link......

  2. Thank you for your kind words, Alice. And thanks for sharing such a great idea!

  3. OMG!! Love your work esp next to last pic in this post. My daughter talked me into the Pintrest (sp?) thing...not much interest in it BUT that I would pin :)