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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Mystery Project

I’ve been having so much fun on Facebook with this project. I posted pictures of the first part of the project featuring six of my girls with the tag line, “Bet you can’t figure out what this is going to be”. So many of you had great guesses and wonderful compliments, I thank you so much for playing along because it made it that much easier for me to continue working on it until it was finished.

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As I continued to work and post pictures you continued to guess.

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It kept getting taller and taller. ……..

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……until I finally finished it and here is the big reveal…TADA…It’s a table.

Alice Stroppel polymer clay table

I found two base metal lamps at my local thrift  store and combined pieces from each to create this crazy table. It’s very sturdy and well weighted.  You might even classify this project a found object project.

I have a couple more lamps that I bought but they don’t come apart so I’ll see how they work out in the oven.

By the way, I bake in a full size oven that I have in my studio and it was easy to bake this table because is was in pieces. The next ones will be a challenge I think.

I cover a bit of each piece with clay and then bake it so I won’t mess up what I’ve just done. when it’s cool, I add more clay and bake again. I can do this as many times as I want and bake for as long as I want because I have calibrated my oven and I know that it is always on the correct temperature.

So what’s your next big project?

Alice Stroppel polymer clay table

18 comments to Mystery Project

  • Alice

    Thanks so much Ann!

  • Chrissie

    Alice, well it was certainly worth waiting for, an absolute work of art – I love it x

  • Lois Lin

    Well, Alice. You cannot put anything on that table, because things will obscure the beauty of the support.
    What a fantabulously beautiful table base!!!!!!!VASE-Base!
    You are smart and hardworking!
    Appreciate you more all the time.

  • Alice

    Chrissie, so grand of you to say so. I’m so glad you like it. And thanks so much for leaving a comment here!

  • Alice

    Lois, your so nice to me, thank you so much. It would have to be something no very busy in design I think. Otherwise it would be have large competition I think. lol

  • I was wrong… I thought it was a lamp!

  • Just beautiful…I love, love all the detail, Alice! What a fabulous idea, and I so love how you chronicled the creation of this lovely table…the pictures are just great….I see now I missed a lot of the tale of Facebook :).

  • Alice

    It was a lamp Rebecca, two actually. I just don’t like to play by the rules….hehe

  • Alice

    Jana, I loved playing with it on Facebook, so many guesses as to what it was going to be. Thanks xo

  • Fan-Freakin-Tastic Alice!

  • Laquita

    WOW ! another masterpiece ! You sure fooled me, I just knew it was going to be a lamp.
    I love all of your work, especially the “girls” Thanks so much for sharing. xo

  • Alice

    Moyra, lol thank you…

  • Alice

    It was a lamp, actually two lamps, but I really didn’t want a lamp so I was happy it all fit together so well. Thank Laquita, I appreciate it.

  • I was so WOW-ed by this when I saw it on facebook; and now to read your blog post about it, and find that it was in fact 2 lamps that you combined to create a table, gives it an even bigger WOW factor! Brilliant, completely Brilliant! Can’t wait to see your next project, and love that you share things as you go along! Thanks for bringing us along on your creative journey, step by step!

  • Alice

    Well thank you Beth, I love sharing what I do. I learned so much from clayers on the internet when I first started years ago. Sharing is a pay back for me.

  • Alice, I adore this at so so so many levels. From the beginnings at the thrift shop to the ABSOLUTELY MIND BOGGLING STUNNING AMAZING result. Which I rather like really. Just so beautiful Alice. I can only imagine the time, love and care that went into it. I hope you have it where people will trip over it as soon as they enter your house. Glad you put the process here for the non Facebook Folk! Hugs, Wendy

  • Alice

    Wendy, I’m so happy you like it and took the time to let me know. I had such a good time with this project. I’ve just finish another big project that I’ve been posting on Facebook and I’ll be writting about it here tomorrow. Thanks so very much and a big hug!

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