Before my daughter left for university a few weeks ago she made her poor old mom a bunch of Skinner blends to use up. And, really, blends are like having the picture half done as far as canes go. I took a look through pictures of bouquets for inspiration and settled on one with lovely green mums, violet mums or dahlias, off white, green tinted roses and white daisies. I got caning.
The beads are currently tumbling right now but they were cute even heading in. The daisy cane was a little wobbly but at bead size that matters less. The green mum cane is good with nice contrast and good shape. There’s a good stack of beads in my tumblers because the To Sand pail was pretty full. That means lots of beads to work on in the coming week.
Because I’m a production crafter working in 2 or 3 locations I have projects at various stages everywhere. These are the last tray of beads baked and a tray of blends fresh off the pasta machine, just in time for the end of Week 4. How does time go BY this fast??
When I’m well – and, knock on wood, that’s the normal state – I’m making things. And looking forward to shows to sell things on or listing them on Etsy. Part of that is doing things in giant batch steps so here’s a stack of blends for the NEXT two weeks. They will all turn into beads, canes and bits soon enough.
My peeps – that would be my kiddo and my guy – made me a nice stack of blends to use a few weeks ago. I’ve been using them for canes here and there but got the chance to crank out a little stack the other day:
For my ambitious upcoming plans there’s a heck of a lot of canes needed so the next few months will be canes and caned beads. Lots and lots of that.