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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Did I Say I Love Flamingos?

flamingo tiles

I made these flamingo tiles at my friend Janet King’s studio years ago when we had a pipe burst in my studio’s bathroom and we had to have the whole house re-plumbed.  I won’t tell you how long ago….no…….don’t ask to me to…. please. I had never taken a shower down here anyway.

Pink Shower

So, we are finally getting the floor of the shower repaired and the big hole in the tile filled in. You have to understand this house was built in the late 60’s and it is not your typical construction even for then. But these tiles are unique to say the least and we could never find replacements so I made the Flamingos.

I made Flamingos because……….the room is pink, I mean P.I.N.K. from floor to ceiling……..

pink bathroom

See what I’m talking about? Seriously, who does this? So what else could I do but flamingos? I am way too old for Barbies.

Anyway, the exciting part is we are putting down black and white check on the floor of the shower and on the counter top. It is going to make me smile everyday. How fun is that? Plus I finally get rid of that really ugly counter top.

My husband actually said he is going to like it. What? Is this the same man from the year of the bathroom flood? My how time mellows, but more than that I guess he finally realizes I will never give up my studio and has embraced my weirdness.

I always say there is a reason for everything and maybe not doing the repair was to give him time to realize how cool  I am.  *G*

So if I’m missing for a while, I’m working on more flamingos for my pink bathroom. Plus I have another project I want to start soon too. I’ll show you that next.

4 comments to Did I Say I Love Flamingos?

  • I love Flamingos too! I haven’t seen a bathroom that pink since Zack Wilde bought his home in Casaic. He (his wife) rocks a glam goth pink master bathroom. A fluffy white shag rug would look great in there :) Blessings

  • Alice

    Campbell Jane!!! I’m so happy to see you! I know, this is not a joke. The people who built this house not only made this bathroom pink with all this tile our master bath is welll..I just can’t tell ya’. But it’s all fun. A white shag rug, yeah, I can just see it now. ( to my readers……go take a look at Campbell Jane’s work…you’ll love it) Thanks for stopping by CJ.

  • Linda

    Hey Alice,
    My house is a typical Fl house that was built in the 60’s. I have a pink tile master bathroom and I love it. A couple of years ago I had to get rid of the pink toilet so now have a white one and white vanity. I know I’m in the minority but I love pink. I think you have a great idea making flamingo tiles because you’re right there is no way to match the old ones. Right now a big thing in home decor is vintage so I guess we’re right in style.

  • Linda, we are so stylish I’m telling you. The bad thing is I’m older than the tile, does that make me vintage too? Lol See you in Feb. And then again in May at Fandango. Thanks for stopping in.

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