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PC07: Advanced Millefiori Techniques 1

Bead & Button October 1998


Co-owner of The Clay Factory, Marie has been a polymer clay artisan for nearly 20 years. This relaxing, well-paced video is full of great information. One of the things I found most encouraging is that every step does not have to be perfect to produce excellent results. Marie's techniques for cane reduction are superb. She begins with Skinner shades (a technique developed by Judith Skinner) and then explains a woven cane, cathedral glass, a rose and leaf cane, a sunflower, and a butterfly worked with irregular shapes. She concludes with several kinds of beads and an angel vessel, a bowl covered with sheets of rose cane and decorated with a sculpted angel.