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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Did I say Polymer Clay Face Canes?

I have been doing so many thing with clay this week and not really getting anything finished. I’ve done some pretty cool things, but nothing is ready to post.

Since I’ve been back from Fandango, I had been posting everyday and wanted to keep that up, just a goal I had. But this week I don’t have any finished items. I was feeling kind of bummed, like I wasn’t accomplishing  anything.

I always find myself doing all kinds of odd things to distract myself. Looking through my inspiration books, thinking of a million things I want to try. Cleaning and sorting, mixing colors and looking at old canes with new eyes. I always know something wonderful is about to happen when I get like this. Which brought me to this afternoon’s “get out of this, whatever it is”  break through.

I’ve been making face canes for the last few weeks, all different kinds, some successful and some not so. But all of them learning experiences. I began to straighten up my face canes and make room for more and realized just how many I had.

I began to look at them from different angles and started to laugh. I’m still laughing, because they’re funny and because I accomplished more than I set out to years ago with my first face cane. Even though I still have more I want to do, I am so delighted to have gotten this far. So I shook my finger in my own face and said, “just create”.  It’s hard to remember to just have fun, but that’s the point after all. My “girls” reminded me.

So I’m posting tonight to share a few of my face canes with you. The ones with big lips, little eyes, blue eyes and brown, from the first ones with way too much red or not enough color at all, I hope they make you laugh too.

Alice Stroppel's  - Polymer Clay Face Canes

Alice Stroppel's - Polymer Clay Face Canes

8 comments to Did I say Polymer Clay Face Canes?

  • What a delightful family you have there!!! I think they are all adorable!

  • Alice

    Lynda, you’re the best to say that when your work is so wonderful. I need to go to you’re blog right now to see if you won the DOTY Award. Here’s a link for my readers. http://claymama1.blogspot.com/2010/04/online-doty-voting-time-is-here.html

  • OK, I’m laughing at your wonderful girls. Such personality!

    I’ve been distracted and preoccupied in my studio for the past two weeks so I hear what you’re saying in this post. I did finally find some wonderful energy and got some fun new pieces at the end.

    BTW, thank you so much for all your advice on bracelets… I’m learning with each piece and it’s a fabulous adventure.


  • aims

    I particularly like the one with the pale face and the huge red lips and the concerned look on her face!

    I’d be laughing looking at that tray too Alice. Wow! They are all impressive!

  • Alice

    Good Kate, I like to make others laugh almost as much as I like sharing something that someone else finds valuable. I’m glad I could help with the bracelets. I think you’re bracelet are beautiful. Thanks for the words from another clayer who understands the creative process. It can be strange sometimes.

  • Alice

    Isn’t she a hoot Aimee, I’ve made a business card holder or two for a customer with her. I cut her lips open and made teeth, she was a riot. I should do another one with teeth, I had forgotten about those. Thanks for brightening up my day.

  • Linda

    Wow, what a collection of face canes you have made in the last few weeks. They are great .
    You have given me the motivation to try again on the face tutorial. My first attempt left alot to be desired.
    I check you site everyday to see what’s new. Keep up posting when you can.

  • Alice

    Linda, thanks for letting me know you stop by often. That keeps me posting. About your face cane. Email me pictures to the address I gave you with the tutorial and I’ll see if I can help. I really want everyone to produce a great face. Thanks again LInda for saying hello.

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