This was the final cane. Lots of colors and combos.
I had a lot of strange pieces of clay laying on my desk so I decided to make a flower cane. I found one in Yonat Dasclu's book that I really liked. As you can see, I turned the first piece the wrong way that's why I have two different petal colors but I kind of like it. I am also having trouble cutting it without getting lines from my blade on it. I've tried 3 different blades so far and still get those lines. I'm going to take out a new blade and see what happens.
This is a swirly lentil bead that I made from the cane. Needs more sanding and buffing.
This is a closeup of the braided cane I made on the side that I cut with a wavy blade. It was three Skinner blends and they were all different colors.
This is the other side of the cane. One of the Skinner blends was done with Alizarin Crimson and ecru and I put a snake of silver in the middle before I rolled it up. You can cut these from any side and get something completely different every time you cut it.
This is one of those stretch bracelets that a bunch of us did. This is Tisha's. She is really talented. I think she made 5 more before the weekend was over.
One of the other wonderful things we did was a pendant challenge. I thought I had a picture of the winner but I'll have to get it from Lupe. She made a beautiful cross with Mokume Gane and she won. We all made pendants and they were suppose to be inspirational. They are going to be donated to a battered women's shelter. They were all beautiful but Lupe's was especially gorgeous.
SPEAKING OF LUPE
Most of you know Lupe Meter. She is one of the most talented woman I've ever met. Not only that, she's really sweet. I guess you can tell I belong to the Lupe Meter fan club.
Lupe was in charge of the goody bags for camp. She has been working on them for 6 months and I must say they were incredible. I should have taken everything out and took a picture of it but no, I had to take everything out and play with it and then find a place for it. I digress, every bag had a name tag on it. Not your ordinary every day run of the mill name tag.
This is what Lupe made for everyone. 26 of these. We were all standing there amazed when we saw these. I know you are all jealous and you should be. LOL Thank you Lupe for the beautiful name tag and the wonderful job you did on the goody bags. I'm so glad you won the inspirational challenge because you are an inspiration to me.