I had not seen this type of project done before and so I wanted to share my idea and my processes with you!
Here's the final project:
I made the papier-mâché form with a water balloon. The basket base was done over a small balloon over a plastic form. The polymer clay canes were made in the shape of my employers core values. For some tutorials on how to work with polymer clay watch a few videos on youtube. I’ve been working with clay for years but this is the first time I’ve made canes.
The following videos show the steps of the process in a little more detail:
Tiling the Balloon Form with Polymer Clay Cane Slices