This is continued from the second part http://mariesegal.blogspot.com/2011/04/african-trade-beads-part-10b-and-my.html from there you can find the first part.
Make the sheet as wide as is the can above is long.
Trim the sheet to that width. Your cane should be about 3" long but it might be a little longer from working with it.
It should be about 5" long.
Make a white sheet of the same size and stack these two together.
Cut the black and white sheet 1/8" slide the blade forward to attach the slice to it.
Place the slice and the blade over the sheet using the last cut on your blade to measure the next cut. Cut the next cut and slide the blade towards you to attach the next cut. Place the slice and the blade over the sheet using the last cut on your blade to measure the next cut.
I just love it when this happens.
Lots of stacked cuts.
Wrap what you have cut around the cane and then cut some more.
I place the cane in my hand between the thumb and forefinger and grip it to make it smaller (a little at a time mind you) and squeeze, rotate the cane a little and squeeze again, rotate a little and squeeze, rotate and little and squeeze. I move towards one of the ends and start again, rotate a little and squeeze same as before while I continue moving up to the end of the cane.
I reduce the cane to half the diameter before I start to roll it on the work surface.
I then turn the cane over and start in the middle and proceed the same as before to the other end of the cane.
Roll down to 3/4" or you can leave it larger if you wish.
There you go you have it all now!
Go make something.
Have a great friday and a lovely weekend, no matter what you celebrate.