A friend of mine came round yesterday to be introduced to the joys that are creating with polymer clay. Eventually, she wants to use polymer clay for sculpture, but as an introduction, we made canes and turned them into pendants. We made bull's eye canes, flower canes, spiral canes, kaleidoscope canes and stained glass canes. She had a go with the extruder too and investigated foil and stamps with mica powder. Above are some of her pendants - I really liked all the greeny blues she used.
Here are my creations. I tried to make myself use different colours from the ones I would naturally choose and used the bright lime green colour, 'wasabi'. However, we both discovered that despite the bright colour, it is actually a versatile shade and will work with a variety of other colours. The cane I used for the pendants on the right I christened my 'rhubarb' cane as the colours really reminded me of a stick of rhubarb!
Here's a close up (it is a little blurry, but you get the idea) - well, I think the colours look very rhubarby! All in all, a very productive day was spent and I think my friend may well be at the start of an obsession (sorry about that!)