Here are the canes that I created for the swap. We had to make 12 (I was corrected yesterday, thank goodness I made some extra canes, originally was 11!) canes for the swap, each being at least 3" long and the diameter of a quarter coin. My kaleidoscope canes were huge, so I was able to get 4 canes out of one huge cane. The translucent canes turned out beautifully! I was able to get 6 petal canes from one medium size cane so I split them and made two sets each having 3 petal canes and one center. The blue striped flower cane only made one. I ended up using a lot of translucent clay to pack it and it was difficult to reduce for me, because I usually leave them as petal canes rather than one larger flower. This is the huge reason that I left the translucent flower canes as petal canes and the last striped flower cane as a petal cane too. Plus, I think you can use them for more projects if left as petals, and they are much easier to slice thin!
Kaleidoscope cane and a Striped Flower Cane
Kaleidoscope cane and a Shape Shifting cane
Translucent Flower Petal Cane with a touch of Gold
Translucent Flower Petal Cane with a touch of Silver
Striped Flower Petal Cane
I also included a sample of what can be done with the cane that I created. These creations below are examples of what can be done with each of the canes. All were sanded and buffed for a nice shine! I sure hope everyone likes the canes that I made and the sample creations as well.
I also came across these great cupcake boxes at Michael's and thought they could be used to package the canes (which are also wrapped with plastic wrap and sealed in a baggie).
It took me several weeks to get all of these done. It was fun, but I think it will be awhile before I do another cane swap. I won't show you the diasaster I have in my studio because it is quite messy! I have so many cane ends...guess it is time to make several scrap canes and definitely more translucent canes (for me this time around)! I am also looking forward to all the canes that I will be receiving. I will post them once I figure out what I am going to do with them...that should be fun!
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!!