Joan is another Canadian artist and the first person who introduced me to polymer clay when she was teaching a class at a local bead show. Dave's mom had given me some money for my birthday which I used for that class and it was one of the best gifts I ever received. Of course she benefited from it as well with the many jewelry pieces I enjoyed making for her.
So I thought I would share some of the first beads that I made after taking the class, 10 years ago. The first technique Joan taught us was how to make a jelly roll cane and that was what I used on these.