It can be made using only one cane that you take slices from at different stages of the reduction. In coming up with the class I made several blue and white canes using a fairly simple cane technique that I came up with while I was working on my Chuck Close portrait. I decided I would try to challenge myself to see how many different ways I could use these blue and white canes. Now I wish I could say that all of these projects are finished but remember who you are dealing with here. Her last blog was March 26 for $#$% sake.
This necklace is mostly finished. I have to add some beads and a clasp. I am taking a findings class with Kathleen Dustin and hoping I can get some inspiration after the class. The focal "bead" is done like my framed mosaic pieces but with a more simple cane slice in the center. You can't see but the sides have cane slices too. Now normally I would have put in on a cord and called it a day. I think it is beautiful on its own. I have some dear friends who have encouraged me to complete my necklaces with more beads (in order to make them more saleable) so that is what I have done here.....well....that is what I am going to do here. Do you see my problem? Maybe this is why I am not in the business to make money. Or maybe that's why I am not making money.
Here is another unfinished necklace. After seeing posts about Melanie West's traveling necklace I thought I'd make some big shiny balls. So I did. Now what? I put the three of them together on a cord. Didn't like the way that looked. Put in some spacer beads. Better but still no good. Then I decided I would try a multi-strand necklace. Still playing around with that. Of course I dropped one end and all of the small beads went flying when I was trying to set it up to photograph. Taking this necklace with me to a retreat for more advice. Please feel free to add some comments on what you think.
As you can see I am getting quite a lot out of a few rather simple canes. Well, simple when compared to my face canes. I like bracelets so I did a couple of cuff bracelets.
I have some earrings that I know you will be shocked to hear are not finished but they weren't even close enough to photograph. I hope you forgive me (and I am talking to you, Barb D.) for being so late but that you have enjoyed my blue and white period.