I was in a caning mood today but before making more, i knew i had to sort through the mess of canes i've accumulated over the years. i've been meaning to sort them out since a lot of them have become too hard or they just don't go with my designs anymore.
i threw a lot onto the scrap pile, a few i kept, while the other i set
aside to make into usable kaleidoscope canes
some canes i tried softening up by dunking them in
hot water for a couple of minutes. i needed them soft so they wont
break when i make them into kaleidoscope canes.
quite a few went into this cane
covered it with a striped sheet i had lying around from when i made the peacock feather cane.
not my current palette, but it's a happy looking cane so i'm giving it away instead :)
i really loved how the first cane i did using this improvised technique turned out
(the black and white one)
so i decided to make more of it in a different palette of colors. that reminds me, i need to make ano…
Just a little info on the floral headbands I just posted. A lot of people have been asking about them saying they look so pretty and dainty but wonder why they're priced differently than most headbands out in the market, so I wanted to give you guys a little peek into what actually goes into making these pretty floral pieces :)
I begin by making the petal canes I will use to make flowers. I usually make them by batches so i always have several canes with the same color scheme.
When I've made enough canes, i cut very thin slices from these petal canes and make the flowers by hand, building each flower petal by petal.
And when I've made enough flowers I assemble them and lay them out on a brass finish headband base and bake the whole shebang in the oven. The whole process ( from making canes to baking to post-curing processes) takes about two days. yep. Two days.
So although they do cost more than your average headband, you're sure that each piece is unique and made with lov…