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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Experiments and Mangos

Just a quick post about my experiment. I’m kind of liking the one in the middle and maybe the one on the right. The one on the left is a going to the “yeah right” jar.

They look different in person, they are so dimensional and you can’t see it here. They are truly some of the funkiest beads I’ve ever made.

Still working on them and other applications for the technique. Not giving up yet.

Now on to what I’ve really been doing…twice a day ……everyday for the last two weeks (and it will continue for another two).

MANGOS…..lots and lots of mangos. I know they have nothing to do with polymer clay, maybe this could be the “etc.” part. They are keeping me for my clay, so they do play a role, kind of, sort of.

This is just from this morning. I’ll have this many or more this afternoon. I have to be quick or the squirrels beat me to them and they pick the best ones to take only a bite or two.

I’m pealing, dicing, and freezing bag after bag. I put a perfect size of one cup in every bag. After about the 300th bag I start to lose my enthusiasm for it all. But I soldier on knowing that in December I’ll be soooooo happy to open the freezer and see all those bags of mangos.

Plus, the margaritas and smoothies you can make with these frozen mangos are to die for.

This freezer is full, I have to move these downstairs……….see you guys later.

6 comments to Experiments and Mangos

  • Lol – I thought you were going to say you were covering mango pips with polymer to make big beads and pendants! When my mom was a child (and had to walk 50 miles to school and ate coal) she used to dry the pips and make dollies from them (she’d shave one side to draw a face and the mango “hair” became the doll’s hair).

  • Alice

    Now that’s an idea, big mango pit beads….. I certainly have plenty of of pits. The dolls must have been fun. thanks for the comments.

  • Rose Anne

    We have lots of mango pulp in our freezer, too. There is a big tree at the house in Delray. So, I will be enjoying smoothies in December, too.

    There is a mango salsa that I like to make from fresh mango.

    I like the funky beads and necklace you are making. The yellow and blue cane looks interesting.
    Rose Anne

  • Alice

    Don’t you just feel rich with all that mango saved away? I do. Thanks Rose Anne, I’m having fun as always with this new technique.

  • Judy

    Have you ever made mango ice cream? You take a berry recipe and substitute mango for the berries.. I used to just put chunks but I puree part of it and mix with the heavy cream and the rest as small chunks. Boy you are lucky to have mango trees!

  • Alice

    No Judy..but it sounds crazy good!

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