Exploring Canework in Polymer Clay: Color Pattern and Surface Design

Patricia Kimle
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Offers 34 exciting variations that encourage experimentation.
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Exploring Canework in Polymer Clay gives designers an in-depth look into polymer clay caning through the use of specific techniques. A variety of cane styles are taught, including stripes, checkerboards, spirals, bulls-eye, kaleidoscope, floral, and more. Step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and photos help to show these techniques in the cane-making process, while including pictures of the beautiful finished jewelry pieces. Color theory as it relates to pleasing combinations in complex canes is also introduced in-depth. A gallery of finished jewelry completes this beautiful book.
Author: Patricia Kimle
Size: 8 1/4 x 10 3/4
Pages: 96
Color photos: 300
Black & White photos: 0
Illustrations: 0
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Author Bio
An award-winning polymer and metal clay artist and designer, Patricia Kimle has contributed more than 30 project articles to magazines. She is a member of the International Polymer Clay Association and is a designer member of the Craft and Hobby Association.
Table of Contents
Getting Started

Canework Basics:
	An Early Innovation
Design Lessons:
	Color Schemes	
                     Block Canes
                     Radial Canes
                     Random or Organic Canes
                     CANE SLICES

Simple Canes:
  Striped Canes 
  Checkerboard Canes 
  Bull’s-Eye Canes 
  Spiral Canes 

Complex Canes:	
  Combination Canes 
  Kaleidoscope Canes 
  Floral Canes 
  Translucent Canes and Overlay Patterns

Artist's Gallery
About the Author
I love the versatility of polymer clay. This excellent book features canework. It starts with basic techniques and design tips with an excellent section on colour. It then introduces canework, starting with simple canes and building up your ability to make more complex canes. Take a look at the variations on stripes and you'll realise that this book is quite comprehensive for beginner and intermediate polymer clay users. The second section is on Bull's Eyes and again builds from simple to complex. The following section deals only with complex canes. It concentrates on combining canes, making kaleidoscope canes, floral canes and translucent canes with overlay patterns. Patricia's work is wonderful and there is also an artist gallery of work at the back of the book. The instructions are clear with both step by step photographs and written instructions with great detail. The instructions are written like tutorials. You can see how to make your new found techniques into jewellery. Learn how to construct interesting and colour coordinating canes with fascinating patterns. This is an inspiring book that I highly recommend.
-Karen Platt, www.yarnsandfabrics.co.uk
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