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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Polymer Clay on This Gate Leg Table

Gate-leg Table ready for polymer clay

I’m still waiting for the black and white tile to be delivered for my pink flamingo bathroom…see the post below. While I’m waiting, I thought I’d show you my other project.

This is a cute little gate-leg table I found about 6 years ago at a thrift store. I think it’s probably from the 20s or 30s. It just screamed to be taken home and covered with polymer clay. Then poor little thing, it’s been sitting in the corner for all these years and just last week got a good coat of black paint on the legs.

So now I just have to design something for the top. I’m so torn between putting several of my girls on it and doing something serious. Okay I can hear you and I agree, why try to be serious now? Okay so help me here, tell me should I put lots of girls or make a new giant cane and add two large girlfriends? I can almost see it now can you?

Here’s the table closed. Isn’t it cute?

gate-leg table closed

7 comments to Polymer Clay on This Gate Leg Table

  • Laquita

    Alice,you know how much I like your girls. I vote to put several girls. Each girl having a different look. What a conversational piece this will be. Regardless of what you decide, it will be great. I can’t wait to see the final results. Go Girls ! ! :)

  • Melanie

    I think a couple of larger size girls with a variety of smaller versions. Whatever you do sounds like fun!

  • Alice

    Laquita, I expect you to come by and see it in person. thanks for the suggestion. A

  • Alice

    Melaine, I think girls are the answer no matter how many, now I just have to get started. So glad you stopped by and gave me your vote!

  • Hi Alice, have just stubbled upon your page & have been engrossed!! Love your work already, I’m only a beginner but have found I had quite a flair for little polymer character’s, (My other main passion is jewellery making!) Anyway reading your post felt I had to comment, think the table is telling you itself what to put on the top, I can’t see clearly what it is on the top, but if you look at largest dark area at the top there appears to be a couple of shining eyes & a pretty young face, slightly at an angle with a brimmed hat on!! Maybe it’s just me but would love to know if looking at the picture you see her too?? Can’t wait to see what you do/have done with it tho, loving the pink flamingo’s!! xx 😉

  • Alice

    Hi Gemma, Thanks for taking the time to say hello. I don’t quite see the girl you see, but I hope to get to this table soon. I’ve just been blown away with the response to my Stroppel cane and have been busy keeping up with all the posts. So glad you found polymer clay, you’re going to love it.

    Come back often, Alice

  • Oh well, must just be me, I make pictures out of the clouds too!! Thankyou for your response though, love your Stroppel cane but not quite as much as your girlfriends, there awesome, already love working with clay it didn’t take long at all to grab hold of me, so will pop back & see what wonder’s you create this lovely little table! Thanks Alice see you soon! xx

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