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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Polymer Clay Face Cane Bracelet #2

Polymer Clay Face Cane Bracelet #2 - Alice Stroppel

Polymer Clay Face Cane Bracelet #2

My second bracelet made with this face cane. When I was reducing the larger cane to make the altered art piece, I had to cut some of the ends off and had half a face. Staying true to my thought process of ¬†“never throwing anything away if I can find a way to use it”, I tried it on a bracelet blank and TA DA!!!! More face cane bracelets. What a surprise from me!

Polymer Clay Face Cane Bracelet #2 - Hat-forehead- Alice Stroppel


I am going to try some other pieces of jewelry even though I have always said I didn’t really want to make lots of jewelry, my face just lend themselves to it. I just haven’t had all the right equipment and supplies needed, but I have been slowly adding things for necklaces etc.

My friend Laquita Carter is coming on Friday again for a clay day. She teaches clay classes at Bonita Bead in Bonita Springs. Maybe she’ll show me a trick or two. Laquita, are you listening?

Polymer Clay Face Cane Bracelet #2 - hat - Alice Stroppel


I used the canes I made the other day from an idea that came to me while I was making this face cane. It was fun using them as hat feathers. The little balls are made with more end scraps I didn’t throw away because …well because I might need them for something like this.

Polymer Clay Face Cane Bracelet #2 - Blouse - Alice Stroppel


I saved all the canes and the little bit a scrap together in a plastic drawer as shown in this video How to Store Polymer Clay Canes. That way I have the canes, the scraps and any left over colored clay so that I could make another cane or just little balls that match.

I ¬†didn’t use any old jewelry on this one, It was late and I could decide on a piece. Finally I did decide ….. nothing for this girl, the canes were enough.

In the last post I said I was going to sleep really well last night. HA! Not when the wheel of creativity are turning. Here we go again, Fun!

14 comments to Polymer Clay Face Cane Bracelet #2

  • Donna Ingram

    Alice, I love it …. It is just right up my alley.

  • Alice

    Hey Donna!!! Thanks, you’re the first to comment on this new bracelets. I’m so glad you like them. I’m excited about them and the ones that are still in my head. :)

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  • Susan

    It’s FABULOUS!!!!!! I absolutely love it. You have really made me want to get my clay out as soon as I get moved!

  • Alice

    Thank you Malathy for taking the time to leave such a nice comment.

  • Alice

    Okay Susan, I’m going to hold you to it. Thanks for letting me know you like it.

  • aims

    I see what you mean by things spinning in your head – you’ve come up with another wonderful bracelet. What a great idea – to use the other half. Love her hat darling! She looks ready to get out on the town.

  • Laquita

    Hi Alice
    I am listening Glad to help in anyway I can. Love the new lady, this cane is prettier in person. Looking forward to the 7th. This is one talented lady ! I was so thrilled to meet Alice.
    See ya on the 7th ! Have a Great Day !

  • Linda

    Love the bracelet! What a great illustration of saving leftovers to use in future projects although nothing about the bracelet looks leftover. You are really on a creative rip………Be sure to tell us what comments you get when you wear it to your meeting.

  • Alice

    She did go out today, and got noticed quite a bit….. favorably I might ad. Thanks aimee

  • Alice

    Thanks Laquita, looking forward to it, I’ll email you about my ideas for a necklace.

  • Alice

    I really like to save those bits of scraps from canes Linda, for just this reason. I’m always so happy to have that little bit of matching color. And sometimes, trust me, it is just a little bit.

    Everyone loved the bracelet, at least that what they told me. I think I could have sold it twice, but I haven’t even glued it down yet. Got to get busy and get some up on my Etsy site. Thanks Linda.

  • Donna Ingram

    Alice, This is a little off the subject of the Canes but where do you get your Blanks for your Bracelets, and how do you feel about using wooden ones?

    Thanks so much, Donna

  • Alice

    Hey Donna, I get my blank at The Clay Store online. I haven’t used the wooden ones, so I can’t help you there.

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