Saturday, March 6, 2010

March Kaleidoscopes

Two kaleidoscope canes that were created this morning!

I have too many raw canes laying around! I had some flowers that did not quite make the grade for canes that I would put up for purchase, so I had thrown them in a bin that I use for cane pieces and components for canes. Today, I was looking for something else and I started digging around in the bin and taking these pieces out. When I found what I was looking for, I had this huge pile of abandoned flowers, leaves, stripes, and spirals. I sorted them into two colours and started to assemble them as kaleidoscope canes.

Obviously, the one is left over Christmas bead components which gave me a new cane for my 2010 Christmas beads and the other one reminded me of a quilt once I combined all the little flowers and solid pieces.

Both of these will find themselves on new sets of beads over the next few days as I clear out old canes and create new ones.

New beads from kaleidoscope canes that will be in my store soon:


Melobeau said...

WOW, those Kaleidoscope canes are lovely. I especially like the colours and pattern of the top one. How neat to be able to make something so beautiful from orphaned canes. KUDOS!

Julie L. Cleveland said...

Thanks so much! I was pleasantly surprised myself :)

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Great canes Julie! Aren't Kaleidoscope canes so much fun? They look like you spent hours on them with all the detail they have. Great use of your old canes!

Julie L. Cleveland said...

Thanks! I just love doing kaleidoscopes :)