my first time clay caning, w/pic

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by BBK, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. BBK

    BBK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2009
    upstate NY

    So, this is my first attempt at this. I received an ornament from an ornie exchange. It was a covered, glass ball, it's really pretty...

    Then all of a sudden, the light bulb goes off...I have a 1/2 bushel of spinner gourds, these are small one. So, I decided to try this on them. As you can see I burnt the whitish one. That's why there's a spot ... I used my handy dandy dremel to get the burnt off. I'm going to add some more clay to it and bake again. I also covered pieces of gourd to make a couple of slides (necklaces)
    I have not sanded them yet, i don't have wet sandpaper. and i haven't put a finish on them yet. or drilled any holes to hang.

    Does anyone do caning? I'd love to see some pics, all hints, tips are welcomed.

    PS...They kinda look like turtles, those green and yellow ones
  2. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

  3. lesliet

    lesliet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    Webster, FL
    those are so neat. you did a good job [​IMG]

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