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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Always the “Girls” – Polymer Clay Salt and Pepper Shakers

Girls - Polymer Clay Salt and Pepper Shakers

Girls - Polymer Clay Salt and Pepper Shakers

I was going to show you some more flamingo things I’ve done, but my camera’s battery was low. I had already taken pictures of these girls so I thought I would share.

I have sold quite a few Salt and Pepper shakers over the years and given away more. I have several sets myself and laugh when I look at first ones I made.

I love to wear bracelets. But I don’t wear other jewelry because I’m allergic to most metals.  I love to surround myself with things that are beautiful, that make me laugh or are nostalgic. My work certainly falls into at least one of those categories.

I wanted to make things that I could either look at or use in my every day life. Sculpture,  art dolls, salt and pepper shakers, vases, bowls, containers of all kinds. I’m lucky to have a kitchen in my studio and an oven that is only for polymer clay. I am limited to the size of my items only by the size of my oven.

My question is, do you use your favorite canes and cover something that you use everyday? Or are you  a jewelry person only? If you have only done jewelry, what would make you consider covering something else with your favorite canes?

And if you’re new here, I have a couple of videos you might like to watch. Check out the Video link on the left hand side of the page or at the very top next to the links page.

2 comments to Always the “Girls” – Polymer Clay Salt and Pepper Shakers

  • I love your canework on glass. I have been covering glass since I discovered canes LOL. I don’t like making jewelry, I don’t have the patience for those tiny little beads. You can see most of my canework on my flickr site http://www.flickr.com/photos/grammakempf.

    I have only been making canes for about a year now, but am seeing a steady progression in how nice they are coming out, especially since they are mostly my own design. I use Fimo Soft due to arthritis in my hands, so I am lucky that my hands are not hot all the time. I am looking forward to trying your mosaic ideas. A friend of mine gave me a bunch of heavy glass ovals that stand on end, and I think the mosaic idea would be perfect.

    Do you offer any written tutorials???

  • Alice

    Thank you Jane, your work is great. I do make some jewelry, but prefer larger things. The glass ovals sound perfect for the technique. I haven’t done anything but video tutorials, but that doesn’t mean I won’t do so written ones as well. Watch out, I’m just getting started.

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