Weave A Web Of Elegance...
Allow The Light Of A Crescent Moon To Illuminate Your World.
Marie Segal is back with Volume II of "Advanced Millefiori
Techniques", yet another video in The Master Artisans
of Polymer Clay Video Series from Mindstorm Productions.
This video picks up where Volume I left off. It's a must
have resource for advanced polymer clay enthusiasts! Here
you'll learn how to create even more advanced Millefiori designs
such as face canes, spider web canes, decorative plaid, and
intricate moon and stars canes. You'll also learn about a
clay "bundling" technique that combines rods of
colors to form your canes, and how to personalize your works
of art by making your own signature cane.
Marie's instruction includes dozens of shortcuts she's developed
throughout her 20 years as a Master Clay Artisan. Even the
most complex and intricate canes are easy and fun to create
if you follow along the expert instruction she offers on this
Before you begin, you'll need to gather a series of tools
and materials... the same as those outlined in Volume I of
"Advanced Millefiori Techniques".
Then it's on to the first project on this video: The Plaid
Cane. You'll begin with a white rod of polymer clay and flatten
it into a square shape. Combine it with two different shades
of green clay, compact it, reduce it, cut it, add a sheet
of white clay, and before you know it, your cane is complete.
Yes! It's that easy.
Then, using your needle tool, you'll make a plaid heart-shaped
bead from a slice of the finished cane.
Your next project is the Spider Web Cane. Using translucent
polymer clay and a sheet of white polymer clay, you'll form
a triangle cane. Several cuts later, the spider web comes
to life right before your very eyes. Marie also shows you
how to combine a series of single webs to form a block of
webs. This technique can be used to create other lace-like
You'll then learn how to cover and decorate a vessel using
your finished spider web cane. It's here that Marie shares
with you a technique for rolling the spider web slices through
the pasta machine to flatten them without distorting them
in the process.
Now it's on to what is perhaps the most fun and unique cane
of all... The Signature Cane. "It's always nice to sign
your work," says Marie. "And you can make a cane
with your name in it and add it to all your finished pieces."
Marie uses white and black polymer clay to form the letters.
She then wraps the letters in white clay and combines them
to form a square cane.
She demonstrates the procedure by creating a cane using her
own name. The concept and procedures she follows are the same
when you create your signature. You can also reduce the cane
to fit the size of each project you'll be signing.
The next canes you'll create are the most intricate of all:
The Face Cane, and the Crescent Moon and Stars Cane. As for
the Face Cane, Marie says "It's hard to say where to
start. Some people start with the nose. Others with the eyes."
Marie suggests you create your individual facial components...
eyes, nose, and mouth... first, and then build the rest of
the face. But where you begin is unimportant as long as each
facial component is proportional to the rest. And you'll see
how easy this is once you follow a few simple techniques that
Marie will show you.
The final project in this video is a beautiful, Moon and
Stars Cane that you'll create using blue and white marble