Sunday, November 20, 2011


One of the hottest new techniques in polymer clay is The Stroppel Cane.  It was developed by Alice Stroppel and she was kind enough to do a youtube video on how to make it.  You can see it here .  Thank you Alice for sharing this.  It's an incredible way to use up old canes.

As I mentioned in a couple previous blogs, I was fortunate to be able to take a Barbara Maguire Face Cane class last weekend.  I decided I wanted to use some of my Stroppel cane on something other than beads.  My Stroppel cane has a lot of translucent in it.  I found that when a cane has translucent in it, after sanding, it buffs up beautiful and shinier than if it has no translucent.

This picture doesn't reflect the beautiful shine on the piece.  I'm having camera problems again and we had awnings put on the house so I lost a lot of the light that I was using for taking pictures.   If you click on the picture, you will see the shine a little better.  She's about 3 inches long and I haven't decided what to do with her yet.  Suggestions????????

I pieced the Stroppel cane around her face, I'm going to try doing one where the cane is laid out so it matches and add the face last.


Linda K. said...

This is a great combination, Bonnie. She's beautiful!

Alice Stroppel said...

I love it Bonnie. I'm so happy that you were able to take a class with Barbara. She is a wonderful teacher and one of my favorite people. To put our techniques together in one piece is way fun for me.

Thanks for this link and they can watch it on my home page too.

Lupe Meter said...

She is even more beautiful up close! Love that combination!