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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Zelda – Polymer Clay Face Cane Bracelet

ZeldaAnother face bracelet made with black and white Zentangle canes. She’s for sale…in my Etsy Shop.


I need to make so more of these canes. When I do, I’ll try to make a video. They’re easy to make and very effective.

Thanks for stopping by.

Salt and Pepper Girls – Polymer Clay

Salt and Pepper Girls - Polymer Clay

Salt and Pepper Girls - Polymer Clay

Hot and spicy, cool and sassy, that what these girl are. It’s so much fun to watch the same face cane take on such different personalities with just a different hair color and style.

Hat side 1Then to add different colors to represent salt and pepper, and make sure someone can tell the difference, that’s the truly fun part.

Side 2The next thing is to decide how to cover the shakers all the way around. It uses tons of cane slices and time, but it’s worth it. I have several sets that I use everyday and enjoy them very much. As always, they make me laugh.

side 3I hope looking at these girls today brought a smile to your face. Thanks for stopping by.

Diane – Polymer Clay Cuff Bracelet

DianeI’m kind of liking these girls with dresses. Working hard to make plenty of bracelet to sell at Orlando Fandango next month. Feather HatI’m listing most of them in my Etsy Shop until I’m ready to go. If they sell, I’ll make more. If you want to have this girl to wear on your arm, just click here or look to your right here on this page and you’ll see my Etsy shop feed. Click on the item you want to buy or learn more about.


I’m working on mini masks for the exchange they have each year at Fandango. I’ll show you what I came up with and the ones I traded for when I get back. Should be fun!


Thanks again for taking the time to stop by my blog.

She’s a Lady – Polymer Clay Bracelet

I’m excited to say that the bracelet in the last post is on it’s way to Germany! How cool is that, my girls are becoming international.

Here’s another girl going to my Etsy shop. And I’ll have another one to share with you tomorrow.

I meeting with one of my very good customers on Friday. She winters in Florida about an hour and a half from me, so we’re going to get together and play with clay. How fun is that.

This girl has collar to match her hat band a blouse and tidy belt and a funky skirt. And naturally, a hat full of feathers.

Thanks for stopping by.

Surprise – Polymer Clay Face Bracelet

Polymer Clay Face Bracelet

Polymer Clay Face Bracelet

This girl is a little bit different.  A Full face on a 1  1/8″ bracelet. This time my girl has a colorful blouse.



And  as always, a hat.



She’s going to join her sisters in my Esty Shop. Thanks for stopping by….

And The Winner Is….Me!!

Altered composition book SHERRY GOODLOEI am so thrilled to tell you I won another fabulous piece of art from another fabulous artist. I won this Altered composition book from Sherry Goodloe. Don’t you just love it? She has been trying to tell me for a couple of days, but I just didn’t get it.

You can see more of Sherry’s work on her blog. And you can take a closer look at the detail of “my” altered journal.

You also might want to take a look at what Sherry’s done with Zentangles. I thought these were so clever, and you know me with faces and crazy girls.

Thanks so much Sherry and I’m sending you my address right now.

I can stop saying I never win anything! I won this lovely watercolor painting by Susan Himmel. It was meant to be. I live in Florida, I’m a big fan of watercolor. I have the perfect spot for this painting. Thank you Susan, I’m thrilled.




AND I won this crazy funky girl from Fran Saperstein. Now can you see the absolutely perfect fit here? This girl need to come live we me and all my crazy girls. Fran, I’m so happy to have won her, thanks so much.





So from now on I’m going to say, “I always win”, “I’m a winner.” That should work right?

Polymer Clay Etc.’s One World One Heart Winner

Jodi Creager from Creager Studios is the winner of my face bracelet.

Red Headed Girl Cuff Bracelet

Red Headed Girl Cuff Bracelet

I’m thrilled to be sending it to one of the most talented Doll Artist in world. She and her husband Richard have been creating dolls together for over 32 years.

Visit Creager Studios blog to view their latest work and a more personal site. Visit their website Creagers for galleries and links to their items for sale. Either way you’re in for a treat.

I’d love to feature this talented couple on my other blog, The Figurative Artbeat. Now that would be great fun.

Thank you to all who took the time to leave a comment to win my face bracelet, I truly appreciate all the kind words about my work.

I had a great time flying around to all the blogs that were involved this year. I stopped at so many wonderful blogs that I never would have found if not for Lisa Swifka and A Whimsical Bohemian. Thanks Lisa.

One World One Heart Drawing Closed

Please come back tomorrow to see who won. But if you won, you’ll know first thing in the morning. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Polymer Clay Cuff Bracelet – More Girls

Girls, Girls, Girls - polymer clay bracelet

Girls, Girls, Girls - polymer clay bracelet

Another bracelet full of girls going to my Etsy Shop. Still great fun and still making me laugh, what more can you ask for?

Girls, Girls. Girls - polymer clay bracelet side view 1

Girls, Girls. Girls - polymer clay bracelet side view 1

A color for just about any outfit. It’s really alive and fun to wear. You can see this bracelet and other items in my Etsy Shop on the right hand side of this page under my welcome video.

Girls, Girls, Girls - polymer clay bracelet - side 2

Girls, Girls, Girls - polymer clay bracelet - side 2

All my pieces come in a cloth drawstring bag with a small gift card enclosed. Ready to become that perfect gift.

I’m shutting down the One World, One Heart giveaway tomight ( 8:00 EST) to get ready for the big giveaway tomorrow. I’m giving away one of my profile face bracelets to a fellow blog owner.

Check back tomorrow for the winner. If if happens to be you….don’t worry, I’ll email you. :)

Paper Clay Character Rediscovered

I was at a very good friend’s house the other day and saw a piece I made about 6 or 7 years ago. I asked if I could take pictures of him because I think I want to play around with Paper clay and polymer together. I’ve been asked if I ever tried to combine other mediums with polymer and the answer was yes, but not with a great deal of success. I’d tried paper mache  with a polymer layer on top.

Then again, I didn’t continue to try, I just put aside. I enjoyed working with the Paper Clay and think maybe I’ll try it and polymer clay canes together. I know, I’m just not satisfied ever, I always have to ‘sperment.

It’s super bowl sunday. New Orleans is playing, this guy looks like he belongs at Mardi Gras. He already has beads.