with Sue Heaser
The bead pictured was pierced with a large darning needle before being baked. It was then strung on a 1 metre length of leather thong.
First cut plenty of slices from the cane.
Follow our instructions to make a round bead. Now apply slices of the cane all over the bead. You can apply them as randomly or evenly as you wish.
To flatten the cane slices against the surface of the bead, place it in the palm of one hand and press the palm of the other hand lightly over it. Rotate the top hand, keeping an even pressure. Keep inspecting the bead to check its progress – the cane slices will sink into the bead surface until the bead is smooth.
Now pierce the bead and roll the bead on your palm in the same way. The size of the hole will determine what you use to string the bead.
Bake the bead before stringing it to make a necklace.