I don't do a whole lot of caning these days, but for today's post I wanted to share one of my own cane designs that I created a few years back inspired by the winter trees.
To make the twigs on the branch, I make several more cuts through the translucent log, each time inserting a sheet of black clay and putting it back together before the next cut.
Once I get all the twigs I want, I reduce the cane by rolling and stretching.
Here's the branch reduced.
Then I cut my reduced branch cane into six equal lengths.
The two halves side by side—it's starting to look like a tree!
To the base of each half I add three strips of translucent clay—they will outline the trunk.
The finished cane! I hope you'll give it a try!