you can see part 1 here,
you can see part 2 here,
I am so sorry I didn't get this up sooner, I have been flat on my back for a week. I guess I needed a break, because my back went out. I am starting to feel better now. YAY!!
I hope you all had a great weekend.
Please have a wonderful week and remember, if things get overwhelming, to stop for a minute and breathe deeply. Make something or hug a tree.
|This has the cane we are going to make here|
and the last one made together in part 1,
both on this bead.
Roll out a coil that is 2" long and 3/4" in diameter.
Place the disk in the end of the cap and screw out the handle and load the barrel of nice and newly conditioned poppy red. The softer it is the better it comes out of the end.
Load the barrel with red.
Extrude a tube of half circles.
This is shown with the cane coil you made above.
It must be at least 2 1/2" wide by at least 5 1/2" long.
Place the center red coil on top of the sheet of white and trim the sheet on the sides to fit the center.
Cut the end where you lay the coil for a straight edge.
I lean the top of the blade towards the center red coil and cut the edge at an angle.
Lean the top of the blade back towards you and the coil to bevel that edge and cut just inside the line or mark made on the sheet. The blade will be on the right side or before the mark you made.
Hold the whole cane section with it cradled lightly in your palm and fingers.
Place the points in the dips all the way around the flower.
Roll lightly on your work surface.
You can really see that mark here.
Grab the cane like this and choke it. Turn it a little bit and then squeeze again. Keep rotating and squeezing, moving down the cane a little at a time. Towards the center of it.
Roll down to about 3/4" in diameter and cut in the center by rolling the blade and the cane forward or away from you.
Part 4 http://mariesegal.blogspot.com/2011/03/african-trade-beads-part-4.html