I've thoroughly enjoyed reading this group!
How rare it is these days to find a NewsGroup where almost every message is
on-topic and there's very few ad messages, sex messages and other annoying
I still consider myself very new to polymer clay, although I've played with
it now for about three years, have read Nan Roche's book about 3 dozen
times cover to cover and have more polyclay on hand than most craft stores.
One thing I like to do is make a nice millefiore pattern, piece it into a
sheet, run it through the pasta-machine or run the brayer over it, and
cover small jar lids.
Then, I fill the jar with bunches of different cane slices (baked, of
course!). I try for as much variety as possible.
I like to call them "3D kaleidoscopes".
I'm about to start doing "themed 3d kaleidoscopes" where the lid might be,
for example, a pattern of flowers and all the cane slices inside will be
I came upon this idea quite by accident, having built up an enormous
selection of cane slices that didn't seem "good enough" for "other things"
so I just baked them and saved them up. After a while, I had quite the