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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International Inchies – Polymer Clay 1 by 1

Last week I wrote about an international swap I participated in. Leila Bidler from Polymer Clay Italia hosted an international inchies swap and I just received my inchies in the mail today. I was very excited to open the package a take my first look at all these little gems.

International Inchie Swap

International Inchie Swap

I wanted to identify each inchie with their owners name, but I’m having trouble figuring some of them out, so I’ll just list all the names. I’ll take time to figure them out and correct this list later.

Aren’t they great? Each one is so different and unique. Special in their own right because of the time and thought that went into them all.

Thanks to all of you who are listed below, now I have to decide if I’m going to frame them or wear them.

2 hearts at the top – Leila Beidler –  swap mistress             Italy

Rossana Malvani – Italy
Patty – Italy
Eva – Germany
Costanze/Polymericcia – Italy
Susanne Svenja/Svenelo – Germany
Joice – Netherlands
Liselot – Netherlands
Pauli – Netherlands
Sassy – Netherlands
Ariane/Magic Toscana – Italy
Daniela D’Uva/Alkhymeia –  Italy
Leila Bidler/gom6699 –  Italy
Svenja/Svenelo – Germany
Nevenka Sabo – Serbia
Karin –  Netherlands
Pauli – Netherlands
Petra – Netherlands
Sassy – Netherlands
Christine Dumont – United Kingdom

15 comments to International Inchies – Polymer Clay 1 by 1

  • how hard that must be to make something that detailed in an inch square. love the colors, and the fact that they are from artist all over the world. you lucky girl!~

  • Alice

    PJ, it’s time consuming, but not really hard. Kind of addicting actually and fun. Plus swapping with international clay artists is truly the best.

  • Oooo they are wonderful Alice! Looks like a lot of ‘Love’ went into them. (get it?) How do you plan on wearing them? Are you going to mount them in bezels? Drill holes in them? Or something else? Just curious.

  • My ichie is there too! 3rd row second one from the left. I can’t wait to recive my package. It was a pleasure to partecipate to this swap.

  • What a fun package to open, Alice. Was there a theme? I see a few hearts.

  • Alice

    They are wonderful aren’t they Cindy, I haven’t decided. I’m trying to figure out how the frame them and be able to wear them too. I have an idea.

    Stephanie, I’m thrilled to have them, thanks.

  • Alice

    Silvia, I love yours, it’s perfect. Neat that is and perfectly right for the theme, one of my very favorites. I hope you get yours soon. :) thanks for swapping with me.

  • Alice

    It really was fun, it was a Valentine’s day swap. I wrote it so many times, but forgot it in this post. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Asya givelberg

    Really great collection and vert sweat

  • Alice

    Thanks Asya I love them!

  • Kathleen Neff

    The International Inchies idea is as meaningful as the Miniature Societies and ATC movements in painting genre! I work small so it is an excellent direction for me to expand my clayworks. Thanks for sharing!

  • Alice

    It’s true Kathleen, I think it’s a fabulous idea and I wish I knew who thought of it. I hope to do more myself, they’re addicting.

  • Deborah Groom

    These really are fabulous. Cindy’s comment about “how do you plan on wearing them” made me think of a tutorial that Nancy Quinn taught at the Vancouver Polymer Clay Guild.
    She taught us how to do hinges. I pictured these tiles hinged together and hanging in long strips on the wall. That would also work well for a killer belt!
    Lucky you to have such wonderful tiles.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Deborah Groom

  • Alice

    Deborah, thank you. That’s a great idea. I finally framed the group until I can think of something better. You’re idea made me think of a bracelet. Do you think I have a one track mind. Lol

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