Jeanclaude on PCDaily

You may need coffee to steady your nerves before you start on this optically challenging polymer cane from Helene Jeanclaude (Les ethiopiques).

Her free video tutorial makes this Checkered Hypnotic (Damier hypnotique) cane pattern deceptively simple and her step-by-step photos are clear enough that you do not need to speak French to follow along. (I know because I tried it.) She gathers soft edged hollow pillow beads made from the patterns into the necklace and ring shown below.


You’ll find much more on her blog (she offers a whole library of tutorials), Facebook, Pinterest, and on Flickr. Helene offers this new instruction as a bright spot in the dark days they’re experiencing in France. Merci!

Yesterday’s lucky earrings are available for anyone who needs them. Go Bucks!


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  • reply Kristie Foss ,

    I’ve always found this type of pattern mesmerizing, and had no idea how it was done in clay. What a very clever cane Helene has developed! I look forward to giving her very clear steps a try. Thanks for sharing, Cindy.

    • reply cecile ,

      Félicitations Hélène !

      • reply Randee M Ketzel ,

        Sigh. Love Helene’s work. Always stops me in my tracks.

        • reply Marykot ,

          Quel plaisir de retrouver Hélène et ses créations qui sont fantastiques. Un immense merci pour le partage de ce tuto.

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