I took 2 slices from the cane and placed them on a thin sheet of clay,
lining them up to create a mirror image.
Place a sheet of tracing paper and burnish
with a thick piece of card stock.
You can see how the two pieces are now joined and fairly smooth.
I then cut out my shape. A shaped cutter would've worked good for this,
however I didn't have one in the size I wanted so I just used my blade.
I rolled some clay out to the same thickness as the cane piece ...
and cut out around the piece creating a "frame".
I then removed the center piece and replaced it with the cane slice.
I burnished the entire piece smooth again to blend the seams.
I then made a textured sheet of clay for the backing ...
and placed the textured sheet below the cane sheet with wrong sides together.
I cut around it leaving a "frame".
I wanted a curve to the pendant so I baked it over
a piece of cut paper towel roll.
To attach a cord I made a couple of "tubes" from clay and attached them
to the back using liquid clay as a bonding agent and then baked again.
I sanded the entire piece and then gave it a nice satin glaze finish.
I hung it from a velvet rubber cord and Voila! I now have a
gorgeous pendant and keepsake memento of Sandy's beautiful cane work!