Silence on a radio, no picture and sound on a TV, and no words on a blog are always a little disconcerting.
May your summer be cool.
May your drinks be cooler,
and may your heart be content.
Blessings all over all ya all!!
Just a note: Bead Space is no longer a viable link, but bead patterns are readily available all over the web!
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Extruder Canes with Bead Patterns as a guide
Millefiori is the glass technique of bundling or layering colored rods of glass together to form images and then cutting the cross section of the bundled or layered glass to get a little tile of an image. These colored rods of glass are called canes. I have seen this technique duplicated in many mediums, ceramic, candy, food, and polymer clay, and it can sometimes seem almost impossible to achieve, but if you start with basic design, bulls eye canes, open spirals and checkerboards just to name a few, you can combine those to make more intricate pictures or images, called advanced caning. Anytime two or more simple patterns are combined it becomes advanced. I have found a way to make intricate canes that is so easy to do, yet gives the impression of intricacy and complication. Bead patterns and a Makin’s Clay extruder are great for attempting this.