I truly enjoy making canes. I'm a little immature though when it comes to building them properly. I get so excited at the prospect and am just dying to see the outcome that I rush them...and maybe I don't make the wisest color choices. When working with polymer clay, sometimes the colors change when the clay is cured. I know this - and I know the particular dark green I was using cures to the color of a deep forest green. This is why I like many other artists like to mix my own colors and rarely use the clay right out of the package. But I was just back from vacation and thought I could outsmart the clay - I only altered the color a bit - softening it up with a bright citrusy yellow. Looks great as a cane, huh?