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Sneak Peek

14_polymer_13_ul Jubilee cane in Swamp colors Jubilee cane in Seaside colors

This has been the Weekend of Polymer for me. I came up with a new cane design on a whim, and then repeated it in two more color schemes. I’m going to call this the Jubilee Cane, because it’s just so happy and party-like.

I also made a few new limited edition kaleidoscopic canes, which were basically just old stuff I didn’t want to use anymore, mushed together, cut up, and re-assembled mirror-image style.

Kaleidoscopic cane

As my favorite quote from Judy Belcher attests, “even crap is beautiful tesselated.”

BTW, you can see that I got my hands on a few seam rippers to try them out. I did have one problematic issue, but I hope to have that solved within the week. Stick around for updates on that.

I’m running very low on the popular Afghan Canes, so I made a new one of those today. This is to replace the one I had made previously in my Swamp color scheme, but it’s a little different because I switched clay brands and used straight-out-of-the-package colors instead of the custom mixes I used to use. I think I like it better than the original. These colors seem more swampy than before.

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I’ve got a few more Afghan Canes to make, but they are time-consuming, so it may take me another day or two. I also have an idea for a pattern that is much more subdued than all of these, for those who like their crochet hook and seam ripper handles to be less of a riot of color and pattern.

My goal is to finish up all of the cane-making by tomorrow so that I can get the shop updated with the new patterns and open up custom ordering. I need to get all of this done ASAP so that you can have your orders in time for holiday gift giving!

I’ll be back to let you know when everything is ready 🙂

 

6 thoughts on “Sneak Peek

  1. i found a you tube video and took all my crochet hooks and made polymer handles .They turned out pretty.

    1. Don’t you find that you can’t go back to “naked” hooks anymore, now that you’ve experienced the clay handles? I certainly can’t! Did you sand yours smooth and buff them to a nice shine? Those (admittedly not-so-fun) additional steps really elevate a clay covered hook to a piece of art! And the smoooooooth handle is a pleasure to hold, too. I resisted sanding and buffing for years, but I’m glad I finally decided to make it a part of my process.

  2. Very pretty! Looking forward to it!

    1. Thanks! I got so into making the designs these past few days, that I couldn’t stop at 9 choices and had to go to 12. Now I am forcing myself to knock it off, or there won’t be any time to make the custom stuff, LOL!

  3. Oh my goodness…those are beautiful! I have tried many times to work with polymer clay but I don’t seem to have the talent or patience for it so I truly appreciate your beautiful work!

    1. Thanks, Leigh! I’ve been doing this for 20 years, so it’s almost mindless and meditative at this point 🙂

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