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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Not a Light Tent – Modahaus Table Top Studio

For a couple of years now, I’ve been using a “light box” that I made myself out of an old cardboard box, paper, and muslin. It really has worked well for me but it began to be worse for wear and I decided to order a “real” one.

Cynthia Tinapple mentioned something on her blog, Polymer Clay Daily, or maybe in her newsletter, StudioMojo, (couldn’t find it on either) about a portable lightbox that people were using. I put it on my Amazon wish list and to my surprise, I got it for Christmas. I should have posted it to my shopping list instead….

Anyway, when I opened it, it was huge and wouldn’t fit in my photography space. I should have taken a closer look at the size. Anyway I sent it back and continued to look. I found Modahaus and their tabletop set up. The really cool thing is that I can take photos with my iPhone or my camera. Sometimes I just want a quick picture for my blog and sometimes I need a more professional photo.

There are several toppers that allow you to use different devices. The one in this picture is for an iphone. I do have a set of lights that I use, one on each side, that I’ve had since my sewing pattern days.

I have both a Steady Stand and a Tabletop Studio. I just wish I would have ordered the next widest Tabletop Studio. I might just have to anyway.

I think the price is reasonable and I’m very happy with the quality and the performance of this product. You can see all their products on their website Modahaus.

The other cool iphone helper is this iphone tripod adaptor from Studio Neat. When I first wanted to video a few things with my iPhone, I found that there wasn’t any way to attach it to a tripod. I found this cool adaptor and now I take my videos with my iPhoto. A far cry from the $1,000 plus camera I had a few years ago and now doesn’t take such great videos.

There’s also a snap app for iphones editing videos, it’s iMovie. I have the full version on my computer, but this little app is perfect for small projects. Sorry, put I don’t know about any other editing apps for other phones. Been a Apple girl for over 30 years and not switching now.

go have fun…

2 comments to Not a Light Tent – Modahaus Table Top Studio

  • Linda Livaudais

    The Modahaus sounds great—which size do you wish you had gotten?

  • Alice

    Hi Linda, I bought the smallest tabletop studio and wish I bought the largest one. More background for your photos.

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