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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Birthday Prize

My Birthday Gift

My Birthday Gift to You!

Friday is my birthday and I wanted to say a Big thank you to my newsletter subscribers with this small prize. A girlfriend Pin. Only one can win even though I wish I could send a girlfriend to everyone.

All you have to do is be a subscriber to my newsletter and simply leave a comment here on this post. You don’t have to wish me a happy birthday, thank you anyway for the thought, instead as a present to me tell me what you’re working on.

Or if you’re new to polymer clay, what you would most like to learn right now as you are trying to master this amazing product? Simple basic things, or more complicated techniques?

That’s it, that’s all you have to do and I’ll choose a winner on Saturday with a random number generator.

If you aren’t getting my newsletter now, it’s simply to sign up, it’s free and you get to watch a free 20 minute mosaic video. Just look to the right on this page and you’ll see the mosaic fish and there you are.

Thank you all for supporting me here at Polymer Clay Etc.

32 comments to Birthday Prize

  • Asya givelberg

    Happy birthday to you and I wish you many many years of joy and pleasure. I love your Art .Have a nice birthday tomorrow

    Best to you Asya Givelberg

  • KayZ

    Happy birthday Alice! I love looking at your work. Your face canes are wonderful and I’m looking forward to buying a couple from your store – just haven’t decided how to use them yet. If I win this it’s going on a mirror that says “You look fabulous!” – Kay

  • Judy Santini

    Friday is my husband’s birthday too! On my birthday he bought himself a new driver, so it would be great to get a new pin for myself! He bought me a few great presents but I had to take them back because I already had them. They were all craft related, so he did try. I am working on lizzard tails that I learned from Julie Picarello. I have to get some clear resin to finish them off. I would like to try pen and ink next!

  • sandra unger

    I took a class from you at Orlando Fandango on creating your ladies. I just love them and I’m having loads of fun useing them in my designs.

    Have a happy birthday and keep all the great art coming.

    Sandy Unger

  • happy birthday! the muse is in hiding right now, but i’m hopeful she’ll be out soon! thanks for the inspiration~

  • Fritzie

    hi Alice, Happy Birthday… I am currently doing canes to be incorporated on pocket mirror, a personalized pocket mirror to be exact…I hope to do it correctly :)

  • Happy Birthday, Alice. Not working on anything special this week, just returned from a beautiful vacation in the Death Valley National Park. I have your Profile Face Tutorial and hope to be able to use it soon.

  • Stephanie Bargelski

    Hi Alice, Happy Birthday!! Right now I am working on my tazes for my business. But sitting on my art table are a bunch or large beads waiting to be wire wrapped!!

  • Debbie D.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALICE – it looks like you are sticking with Mary Kay’s (Mary Kay Cosmetics) “motto” that is: if a woman will tell her age … she will
    tell anything!

    I hope that you have a wonderful day planned. I love the face and hope that I win it as I have an idea for it!

  • Debbie D.


    I forgot to tell you that I have all of your tapes and have been working through all of them. I found the bracelet blanks and have started a
    pen and ink bracelet.

  • Gives me goose bumps just thinking about it Alice!! I would love to have one of your ladies. I am doing tax returns for my family members right now but I plan to make a purple kitty and some extruder canes when tax season is over. Hope you have a wonderful birthday full of warmth and love.

  • Debra

    Hello Alice!
    Happy , Happy Birthday !!! Thank You for the chance to win a beautiful piece of your work ! I have been working on little lavender flowers for a new pendant and bracelet ! I work full time so getting to my studio can sometimes be frustrating as I love working with clay. I have been doing it for about 7 years now and can’t think of anything else I’d rather do! I love your work and visit your blog to see what you have been up too I’m very interested in your pen and ink technique ! Happy Birthday ! Enjoy your day !

    thanks for your nice newsletter, I always feel good about polyclay after reading your blog .Havent been in my blog for awhile, like someone said the muse has deserted me, but I will try soon.
    I have your Profile Face cane which I hope to start soon. I also love working with Resin, makes the poly clay so classy.
    Love the Girlfriend pin and Congrats to whoever wins her, she would make someone very happy.
    Keep claying everyone
    Elizabeth XX

  • Brenda Moldthan

    Well Happy Birthday to a fellow Aries! Today is my Birthday :-) I just love your lady pin! The past few weeks I’ve been experimenting with Zentanles on polymer clay. I’ve always loved to doodle. I’ve only been playing with black ink on white clay but now that I’ve seen your lovely pen and ink drawings I think I’m going to try some color zentangles on clay. I really like zentagling and you really don’t need a lot of drawing talent to do it. I’m really enjoying your newsletter. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely artwork!

  • Linda Anne

    Happy Birthday, Alice! Love your work. And blog.

  • Ann Stewart

    You are such an inspiration! I love your bracelets and all the things you do. Hope you have many, many more birthdays and they are all happy!

  • Ingrid van Arnhem

    Happy Birthday – Love your stuff and have purchased several items. I am new to PC – I can’t draw at all – have trouble with stick people :) Then I read that you used rubber stamps on several items. Now I am definitely going to order the pen and ink tutorial!

  • Susan

    I’m always happy to see a new newsletter in my mailbox and even happier that there’s a contest!!!!

  • Always inspiring. Happy Bday!

  • Kathy Weaver

    Alice: you know I love all your work!! I would be thrilled to win anything that you made! Put me on the magic list!

  • So glad I found you! I am loving your work. :-) I look forward to seeing more of it. And I would love to own something you created, too.
    Happy Birthday, too.

  • Judy Meacham

    Happy, Happy Birthday. You have an amazing talent and I would LOVE to own one of your pieces. Looking forward to you having a full face tutorial (I have the other two already).

  • Alice!!! Happy, happy birthday to ya. I am delighted to have found you on Twitter and love RTing yer tweets. You work is gorgeous and I be thinking you one talented broad. 😀

  • Judy Frost

    Hope your birthday was as great as your work. I have several of your tutes and love each and every one of them, keep up the wonderful work you do.

  • Tracey

    Hi Alice, Happy Birthday to you!
    I love your ideas and your artwork is inspiring. I’m working on Rapunzel at the moment with the flowing hair.

  • Laura Lang

    Hi Alice! Happy Birthday! Your girls will sing loud and clear for you! I would love to win a pin from you as the 12th is my birthday! A fellow Aries. I love your newsletter and look everyday on my google reader to see if Alice has checked in, in addition to Etsy. :-) Enjoy your day!

  • Hi Alice! I’m working at some pendants with ink and foil. Gives such lovely crackled colours. Happy birthday from Sweden :)

  • Diane

    I fell in love with your girls the first time I saw them. I have your profile face tutorial and would LOVE if you did another front facing one. All your work is truly inspiring and being fairly new to polymer clay I’m always checking in to see what you’re up to. Happy B-day!!!

  • aims

    Wow Alice! I’m #29 to stop by and wish you Happy Birthday!

    Once we get to a certain age – I always say – Congratulations or Commiserations – take your pick!

    You’ve been so busy and I am totally jealous! I’m not allowed to do any claying or jewelry making for a while yet. But when I do I finally want to make my first girlfriend cuff! I know I’m past due on that! Another 10 weeks and I should be as good as new – well sort of.


  • Deborah

    Happy Birthday, Alice! Thank you for sharing your techniques with everyone. I enjoy perusing your website. I’m a beginner so any instructions you post would be helpful to me.

  • Happy, Happy Birthday Alice!! I hope you had a great day! I had a good day myself – I went to Michaels and bought 10 more packages of Premo – last Sunday I bought 23 packages, because Premo is on sale for only 99 cents a package! I also got a few 99 cent rain checks for a couple of colors they were out of. My workspace has 4 one inch balls of different shades of blue waiting for me to get back to a Cindy Lietz class/tutorial on making a Grape Hiacynth cane. I will make some dimentional beads and cane slice earrings with the cane when I get it finished. :)I also have to say how much I love your ladies faces…!!! Both the canes and pen & ink. They are just fabulous and winning one would be so great!! :)
    Have a good rest of your Birthday, and a good weekend too!!
    ~Lisa Whitham :) xo

  • Nancy Riley

    Happy Birthday.
    I really enjoy your videos. I have watched 3 so far.

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