It’s been a super busy week with making a bunch more jewelry sets for the aSHEville Museum (where I will be attending a meet the artist event early next month), holiday orders starting to come in, and my first sale on Amazon Handmade!
I’m working on those Halloween posts I promised, but in the meantime, I thought I’d share a little of the making of one of my current projects. I finally started taking in-progress pictures of my canes and some of my friends and fans seemed pretty interested.
Caning allows you to make anything from an abstract pattern to a flower to a complex scene. It’s one of my favorite techniques because it gives you a set of perfectly matching pieces, but because the result is hard to predict, each one is unique, even if you make the same thing twice.
This set of photos is of an Asheville-inspired mountain scene cane, which I recently remade for the jewelry sets after the first batch started to sell out. The process is relatively simple in this case, mostly just blending and layering colors, but hopefully these photos give you an idea of how it’s put together.
If you’re interested in learning more about cane making, there are a lot of resources online but I would especially recommend Mo Clay on YouTube, who I also mentioned in my Seascape Cane Post. Her videos on landscape canes taught me things I hardly thought possible a couple of years ago, and I’ve been able to use those techniques to come up with my own designs.
Let me know if you have any questions about my canes – or any suggestions on how to make one with trees in it!