I initially tried polymer clay because of its amenability to caning techniques. I had always loved African Trading Beads and wanted to try my hand at millefore. No matter what I do with polymer clay, I always find myself coming back to caning.
You don’t need intricate canes to have a pleasing design. The simple caned necklaces below were inspired by a design I saw in South Africa. I learned the spiral and jelly roll cane techniques from Donna Kato’s demos and classes.