Tall Love Heart Millefiori Cat (b.14 September 2009)
With the love heart cane I made first thing in the morning, I made this Tall Millefiori Cat. He's actually the largest cat I've made so far, standing at 6cm tall and 2.5cm wide. I was pleased with how the love hearts turned out when slicing the cane, but it was fiddly work to keep them from becoming too distorted when blending the slices over the clay core.
He's a fine looking cat for all that, although I think I achieved pretty much the same effect with less work by using the inlay technique (see Tall Love Cat).