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.

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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.

12 comments to Salt and Pepper Girls – Polymer Clay

  • Donna Ingram

    Girl, Those are to die for !! So cute. I love them so much.

  • Alice

    Okay Donna, I’m waiting to see your girls on a salt and pepper. Profile faces look great on S&Ps.

  • I love your salt/pepper shakers, Alice! I have some that I need to cover with PC…not sure they will come out as gorgeous as yours!

  • Donna Ingram

    LOL, I accept your challenge. (Boy, am I stupid) But, this cool ides just popped in my head.

  • Alice

    Oh Lupe, I’ll bet they are terrific when you get them finished. Let me know, I’d love to see them.

  • Alice

    Da da!! and she off. I can’t wait. I love a good challenge, ( when someone else has to do the work) but I know your girls will be fabo…..I’m waiting Donna………

  • Mary Lynne Braband

    In preparation for a project, specifically looking at the salt and pepper shakers, besides the face cane, it looks like there may be 4 or 5 co-ordinating canes to complete the project. I was wondering, do you think those canes up and prepare them before you start the project or do you make them as you go along?
    I think I noticed one of the canes as circular in shape and then being longated to give more of an oval larger look. Thus, same cane, used two different ways???

  • Alice

    Mary Lynn, I usually take a day every week or so, to create two or three different skinner blends. Then I create all kinds of different canes from those blends. Right now, I have hundreds of canes to choose from in different colors and in coordinating colors.

    Sometimes I’ll leave just a little bit of skinner blend un-canned so that if I’m making something and need an additional cane in that color, I’ll be able to create it without having to go through the whole skinner blend process right then.

    It’s so much easier to have the canes ready to go before you start a project. It’s another reason why I don’t make giant canes. Most of my cane aren’t very large. I make 6 to 8 canes from a skinner blend made from one package of color and one of white. I also use the scraps to make tiny canes that may only produce one or two slices. Watch my video “Don’t Waste That Little Bit of Skinner Blend”

    You’re correct, it’s the same cane but for the hat brim, I elongated it to fit. That cane is also one of the leaves (or feathers) in her hat without the black and white surround. Before it was a feather, it was round. I just reshaped it so I could use it in her hat.

    Thanks for the question.

  • I’ve been gone far too long – I’ve missed some wonderful posts here! These salt shakers are really fabulous, hot and spicy indeed. 😉


  • Alice

    Where have you been Kate? I found I spent a very long time with One World One Heart. I had a great time and won some fabulous prizes..but put in alot of time. Found some great blogs!
    Thanks for the compliment. I love making salt and pepper shakers. I have several in my kitchen. You should see the ones made with some of my first face canes. Funny!

  • I was caught up in the OWOH thing too – visiting around caused me a lot of lost studio time as well as losing track of my regular haunts.

    Do you have pix of the early shakers?

  • Alice

    Yeah I’ve got pictures, not sure I want to share them with the world lol. But maybe I’ll post the in between ones that weren’t the very worst ones.

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