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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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.

28 comments to Cover a Business Card Case With Polymer Clay – Video

  • Loved it, esp the tip on removing fingerprints !

  • Alice

    Tina, it really has helped me over the years.
    Thanks, Alice

  • Catherine

    Really like this idea! I am very new to polymer clay and have just made one cane so I see that I should just devote myself to making different canes in order to do some of these projects. Again, thank you for a great tutorial.

  • Alice

    Catherine, Welcome to the club, once bitten, there is no going back. I’m glad you enjoyed the tut. Send me some pictures once you get a project done. I love to see everyone is doing.,

  • Betty Jo

    Hi Alice,

    I enjoyed this tute, thank you for sharing. I also like the removing fingerprints tip. Where do you purchase the Citrus Orange Hand Cleaner? I ordered some business card cases, they will be perfect stocking stuffers. Thank you,


  • Alice

    BJ, In most automotive stores there should be some brand. I get mine from NAPA. Remember, smooth only.

  • Barbara B.

    Thank you so much for making this! It’s the best tute I’ve seen for business card holders. I’m going to make one for my Dad for father’s day.

  • Alice

    Barbara, I’m so glad it inspired you to make one for your Dad. Thanks for taking the time to let me know.

  • Linda Dozier

    Very informative. I look forward to more!

  • Alice

    Thanks Linda, I’m glad you enjoyed it. Alice

  • Myrna McFarland

    A quick question. After you got through with everything and you glued it on – did you bake it and if so
    how many degrees ?

  • Myrna McFarland

    Another question do you buy your canes already made or do you do your own – if so where do you purchase it?


  • Alice

    Hey Myrna, I don’t have to rebake after I glue it. I make all the canes myself, that’s half the fun I think. But there are several seller on Etsy.com that sell Polymer Clay canes and on ebay. Probably Artfire.com has some too. Good luck.

  • Marilyn

    The videos (several of them) won’t play for me. It says I had to install ‘quick time player’ and had a link to install it…I did and it still won’t play. It is just a yellow space there where the video should be. Any help? Love your ideas…work!

  • Lovely tutorial. Great Idea!!! Thank you so much. :)

  • Alice

    Thank you Yad! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for taking the time to let me know.

  • Carol Mills

    Thank you for sharing the wonderful art of making a business card holder. Very unique! Loved it.

  • Alice

    I’m so glad you enjoyed it Carol, thanks for taking the time to let me know.

  • Nancy

    For some reason I am unable to get the videos to work. When I download quicktime it tells me I need the 64 bit version however I don’t see one. I did get to watch the video that showed how you get the design to stick to the braclet. Can’t figure why I can’t view the others!

  • Alice

    Nancy, I’m not sure why your quicktime won’t work either. Some of my videos are on Youtube and some aren’t. I’ve made this one public on Youtube, you can watch it here. http://youtu.be/wWYut1SZFsc
    Thanks, Alice

  • mayda

    i love it the way you do your video so clear and beautiful god bless you for your talent and sharing with us

  • Gail L

    What a fun project! And I love the way you incorporate such useful tips into each video. Thanks for sharing.

  • Alice

    Mayda, Thank you so much, I’m sorry I missed your comment, don’t know how. I appreciate you taking the time to let me know you enjoyed it.

  • Alice

    You are so welcome Gail, thanks for letting me know you liked it.

  • Natalie. Aka Safti

    Hi Alice
    Love this business card tut…. Thanks for the finger print removal suggestion.. I had been using corn starch or baby wipes but I think your suggestion goes one step further and probably a lot neater ….. Again do you use premo clay and bake everything at 265 .. Another polymer clay artist says to bake everything for one hour … Do you so the same.
    Natalie for NJ

  • Alice

    Hi again Natalie, I use Premo and follow the directions on the package. 275 for 30 mins. per 1/4″

  • Simona

    Hi Alice. Just wanted to let you know that I absolutely LOVE your “Stroppel Cane” and I’m so looking forward to have the right amount of “scraps” to do one!!!! Also thanks so much for the video tutorial on how to cover a business cards holder…..fantastic!! <3

  • Alice

    Thanks so much Simona, have fun when you do get enough scraps……

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