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The Jubilee Cane

Jubilee cane in Swamp colorsI’ll bet my polymer clay friends thought I might never get around to saying this again, but here I go: I have a new tutorial available!

It’s been almost four years since I published The Afghan Cane, and although I’ve periodically considered writing up another millefiori design, I was never really in the mood.

At this point, I’ve been on a polymer clay kick for 3 months, and it seems like now is as good a time as any to get ‘er done. Plus, I came up with a new cane design back in November that everybody seems to love. (The Jubilee patterns were the ones most requested on seam rippers and crochet hooks back when I was taking custom orders.)

As luck would have it, I already took step-by-step photos a few months ago, so all I had to do was turn those images into coherent instructions. (“All I had to do,” she says…)

Today I am pleased to share the fruits of my labor 🙂

The Jubilee Cane polymer clay tutorial at Polka Dot Cottage The Jubilee Cane polymer clay tutorial at Polka Dot Cottage

If you have any experience building millefiori canes and running Skinner blends, then you should have no problem with these instructions.

I teach you how to take three vibrant polymer colors and turn them into a block of repeating-pattern, kaleidoscopic goodness. Tile a bunch of slices together to make a big giant patterned sheet, if you like!

There’s more specific information here, but if you already know you want it, you can just click below 😀

BTW, if you’re one of those people who struggles with choosing colors and often ends up with muddy-looking designs, this is a good technique for you. Mud is a result of colors that are too similar in value. They tend blend together visually, making the pattern hard to discern. The Jubilee Cane is designed to generate some contrast no matter what hues you choose, and that helps the pattern to stand out.

If you’re not sure this is for you, ask me a question and I’ll help you decide!

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