Thursday, June 20, 2013
Sometimes, There is a Perfect Cane....
Many polymer artists enjoy making canes. Some canes just beg to be used, while sometimes we wonder what to do with them once we've made them... I love the wedge canes I make for petals and flowers, and have found them to be very versatile. I use these canes for lots of different designs in earrings, pendants and even bracelets.
Every once in a while, I run across another artist's cane design that I think is incredible. This has proven to be especially true of the Fountain Flower cane from Israel's Marcia Tzigelnik. In my January 6, 2013 blog posting, I pictured some hollow donuts I had made using this cane. Later that same month, Marcia's cane idea and my application of it were featured in the Daily Polymer Arts Blog. I was playing with this cane again, and just discovered another way in which to use it. I call these "compact bud flowers." It's really amazing how the design in the cane just seems to line up perfectly for these little shapes. Wonder what application I'll "discover" next?