Polymer Clay Canes for Beginners

27 videos, step by step, beginner cane workshop beginner Cane Tutorial What people are saying about this tutorial. jennifer rose Just finished this first workshop on how to make canes, and I must say I learned so much. This is exactly what I have been looking for, someone who could explain cane making in a step by step that process that I could replicate. I watched the videos, went into my studio and began to create all of the canes Alice showed. I finally have results I can be proud of, and I say thank you so much for doing this workshop. My only question now is when do we get more workshops. If you are only going to take one online class let it be this workshop. Thank you Alice for your hard work, and your dedication to helping others learn the joys of polymer clay.

Online Workshops with Alice Stroppel


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Cover a Business Card Case With Polymer Clay – Video

Are you like Arlene Harrison? Do you have business card cases that you purchased and they’re still in the box they came in. Okay, maybe you opened the box.

(Of course you did, what was I thinking, we are internet ordering specialist aren’t we? When the boxes come, we open before the mailman can get out of the driveway.)

But maybe you just didn’t exactly know how to apply the polymer clay to the case. So you thought about them for awhile. Then you thought about them some more. Then you forgot about them.

Then one day you came across them in the bottom of the drawer or the back of the closet. How did they get there?  You promise yourself you are going to do something with them soon. Hey, if they were going to make great Christmas presents last year, well, they still will this year right? You have plenty of time, it’s only July.

You put them on top of everything else in the drawer. If they’re on top, you’ll be sure to see them now and you’ll get around to figuring them out soon.

Well, procrastinate no more. After Arlene watched my video she finished her “closet” cases and you can too. Who knows, you might even purchase more. I purchase mine at Polymer Clay Projects.

Watch the video below and combine this technique with your favorite polymer clay technique to create your own fabulous cases. Enjoy!

I’d love it if you’d leave a comment now and then to let me know how you like my videos and maybe a picture of what you do with your cases.

If you enjoy this video, be sure and take a look at my other videos.

Polymer Clay Profile Face Canes

Polymer Clay Face Canes Profile

Yesterday I made a face cane in profile. I’ve made canes like these before and made several vases, postcards, canisters, and oh I don’t know what else. I either gave them away, donated them or sold them. And I didn’t take pictures of them. I regret not taking picture of things in the beginning. If only just to see how far I’ve come.

Anyway, I’m play around with the profile here. Same cane different hair styles. I have some other ideas that I’m going to work on today.

If you haven’t already, be sure and check out the Fish Mosaic contest in the last post.

A Summer Polymer Clay Contest for Newsletter Members

It’s hot, it’s summer, and since I’ve had such positive feed back from my new Fish Mosaic video, I decided that maybe we should have some summer fun.

I’m challenging my newsletter members to create a fish mosaic of their own. I’m giving away the following perfume pen to the winner of the contest. To use the pen, you simply hold the wick in your favorite perfume for about a minute. Screw on the top and it’s ready to go with you anywhere,  tucked into your purse. I love mine, it’s even small enough to stick in your pocket.

The winner’s fish will be posted here in August with a link to their blog, website, Etsy store, and/or flicker account.

If you are already a member of my newsletter list, your should have already received instructions for entering the contest in the July issue.

If you aren’t a member yet and want to join in the fun, simply sign up for my free newsletter on the upper right hand side of this page, view the video and follow the instructions that will be sent to you in the July newsletter. It’s free, and it’s easy.

I’ll keep you posted………..

Perfume pin open

Arlene Harrison’s Polymer Clay Business Card Cases

Business Card Cases

Business Card Cases

After Arlene Harrison signed up for my newsletter and my video showing how I cover business card cases, she emailed me saying that she had some cases that she just hadn’t gotten around to doing.

Yesterday she emailed me the picture above of the cases she finished after watching my video. I don’t claim to have influenced her polymer clay work, but if I helped with anything, then that’s a good thing.

Arlene has been a featured artist on the website of Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy.
She “found” PC about Three years ago. Well…I think “you’ve come a long way lady” in only three years.

Visit her Etsy Shop or her blog, Harrison Hollow Designs, and more of her work on her Picture Trail Site. Arlene is also a member of  the Central Mississippi Polymer Clay Guild.

I’ll be posting the Business Card Holder Video soon here for everyone. I’ve replaced it on my newsletter signup with the Fish Mosaic tutorial video.

Thank you Arlene for taking the time to share your cases with me.

New Polymer Clay Video – Fish Mosaic Tutorial

Fish Mosaic

Fish Mosaic

The fish mosaic tutorial is my newest video and available through my newsletter sign up on the upper right hand corner of the page.

Simply add you name and email address and you’ll have access to 20 minutes of instruction on how to create your own mosaic. Let me know how you liked it. Was it helpful to you? What else would you like to learn to do?

Leave your comment here on this post and we can talk.

Etsy Artists Featured in Polymer Clay Chameleon Video

Eugena from Eugena’s Creations produces a video once a month that features the work of PCAOE’s members that she highlights on The Polymer Clay Chameleon. I was delighted when my Fantasy Fish Pin was featured and is now in the video below along with all the other wonderful pieces from other Etsy polymer clay artists.

Many thanks to Eugena and the work and time involved.

Polymer Clay Fish Mosaic

Happy 4th of July!

I’ve gone fishing again, but not in the lake.

Fish Vase Mosaic Front

Fish Vase Mosaic Front

I finished this fish mosaic as part of a video. He wraps around the vase, it’s difficult to take a really good picture. So  I’ve taken several.

Fish Vase Side Front

Fish Vase Side Front

The video isn’t quite finished but it will be soon. The rest of the day will be spent with friends and swimming in the lake. What else to do on a hot 4th of July?

Fish Vase Mosaic Side and Back

Fish Vase Mosaic Side and Back

This picture shows part of the tail on the front and part of the head as seen from the back side. That’s what’s so cool about these mosaics made this way. They are the same on the back as on the front.

Lots of ideas running around in my head. Not enough hours in the day. Isn’t life grand?