Millefiori Bee and Ladybug Polymer Clay Canes with CHarm

In this intermediate level class I’ll show you the techniques I use to design and create a wonderful little bee cane surrounded with a colorful floral border, we’ll create a ladybug cane too. Also included with the class is a 15 page class handout containing 72 color photos and a Helpful Hint page.

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Bees and Border:
• Pasta machine
• Flexible tissue blade
• Ruler
• 4 oz rolled skinner blend (half for the bee body and half for one flower)
• 2 oz rolled skinner blend for the wings
• 6oz background color
• 4oz of black for the body, legs and wraps

For additional border flowers
• 2 oz rolled skinner blends
• 4 oz of background

Suppies for the Ladybug cane:
• 2oz blend for the body
• 2oz black for spots and legs
• 4oz background clay
• Flower or blend canes for the border (I’m using canes from my stash and leftover flowers from the Bee border)
• Knitting needle, skewer, paint brush, anything that will poke a hole in the body blend for the spots

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Cathy Harm

Cathy Harm

Cathy Harm has been hooked on polymer clay since 2000 when she learned that no kiln was needed to fire polymer clay, that was all she needed to hear to explore and develop a love for this limitless medium. Designing and creating Millefiori (meaning 1000 flowers) polymer clay canes has been a love since she discovered the clay. After all these years she still thinks it almost magical to take solid colored clay, manipulate it in her hands and create cane designs. A wonderful surprise was the reception her work received in just a few short years worldwide. 

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