When I first got started with polymer clay way back in 2001, millefiori canes fascinated me. Just like most people who work with polymer clay, I tried my hand at making them and even had some small success with them. But caning isn’t something I’m very good at. I think I’m far too impatient to get good results.
Recently I noticed a few sellers on Etsy whose canes and canework really stood out.
There are many other phenomenal caners out there (Julie Eakes and Sarah Shriver come readily to mind ), but today I focused on the ones who are Etsy sellers. I had originally wanted to create an Etsy Treasury for this, but couldn’t find 20 different shops to feature. So instead I’m posting them here. Kudos to Dede, Tamishvat, and Lin. Your work is beautiful!
Tamishvat is from Nofit, Israel and was first a painter before she began creating these colorful and very original polymer clay canes. Her canes are remarkable because they really don’t look like anyone else’s. She compiles many of her canes out of components of smaller canes much like gathering a bouquet. The colors are rich and the motifs are complex. Tamishvat also sells tutorials explaining how to create some of her canes.
Lin from Gloryworks
Lin, from the Etsy shop Gloryworks sells cabinet pulls which she covers with a millefiori polymer clay cane slice. Lin is from the Orlando, Florida area and enjoys a rich and active retired life where it’s warm and sunny. I like Lin’s work in particular because of the rich colors she uses in her canes.