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This polymer clay tutorial gives detailed instructions on how to make a Southwestern styled caned bear , including instructions to make seven different canes: two border canes, an embellished feather cane, a sunburst cane, and embellished leaf, petal and shape-shifting canes. It also includes instructions on how to lay out the canes in various patterns and a faux turquoise technique. The diy class teaches how to sculpt a custom bear form that you cover with the canes, along with finishing and sanding instructions.  It requires basic cane reduction knowledge. The included canes and blends are advanced beginner skill. The tutorial is broken down into 9 how-to chapters - a chapter for each cane, a chapter for making the bear form, and a chapter for decorating and finishing the bear.  It includes a detailed overview of the basic supplies needed and a resource page with links to various sites for supplies or more information plus patterns.  The tutorial is 90 pages long and has over 200 large, color pictures!


Southwestern Caned Bears

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