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.

Online Workshops with Alice Stroppel


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More About Color Inspirations by Lindly Haunani and Maggie Maggio


After spending more time with this new color primer, I can’t wait to try some of the exercises. I’ve done some of them before from Maggie’s website and videos, but there is so much more in the book and I can’t wait to continue to experiment. Maggie has three videos that will help you when you get to Chapter Five, Mixing Colors That Flow.

The first video is Color Scales Tutorial and found on Maggie’s website. The second is Color Scales II Playing with Color Scales and I could only find it on You Tube! The last is, Color Scale Triangles in Polymer Clay.

These are wonderful videos and will help you, but having the book brings it all together. The long awaited book is finally available at Amazon today

I’m most excited that Maggie will be posting  Weekend Extras on her blog, to encourage you to go through each of the exercises in the book. She will start with tips for the very first exercise, “Testing Package Colors.”  you will be able to ask questions and post comments.

Lindly’s blog is full of color information and links, with a fabulous link to Dulux paint in the UK with a color system that is really helpful.

6 comments to More About Color Inspirations by Lindly Haunani and Maggie Maggio

  • Adrienne

    Hi Alice, thanks for the information, I will check out the “Weekend Extras” from Maggie blog and also Lindly’s blog.
    Have a blessed day

  • Alice

    Adrienne, I just was on her blog this Saturday morning and she has comments, and extra exercises. Plus she answers questions with her FAQ’s section and adds a few tips as well. Really nice of her.

  • Tess

    I need a book that teaches how to make canes without translusent backing. I saw one and I thought it was here. But now I can’t find it. You use some silly puddy when packing and then it lifts away from your design later. Do u know what I am talking about?
    Thanks sooooooooooooooo much.

  • Alice

    Maybe you mean Play Dough? Here’s the link to the technique by Idit Zoota and filmed by Yonat.

    Here’s a link to Arlene Harrison’s blog where she talks about trying Play Dough

    Hope that helps. I haven’t actually tried it yet. I was hoping to have time, but I’ve been busy with other things. It’s still on my list though.

  • Isla Fools

    I feel as tho I am a little late to the Color Inspirations party. As a newcomer to Polymer Clay, I am so excited and inspired to learn everything I can. Color mixing is most definitely something I need to understand, but I am having trouble because I cannot find the colors recommended in this awesome book.
    The reason I fell as tho I am late is, this book was published in 2000….fast forward, it is now 2014, so I can understand that Premo must effect changes in their product to satisfy an ever growing, evolving market.
    If anyone has any color substitute suggestions for someone new to polymer clay, I would be very appreciative of a response to my question.

  • Alice

    Welcome to this wonderful world Isla, and don’t worry, Polyform still makes Colbalt blue and zinc yellow. The polymer clay community spoke up and Polyform listened. They just don’t sell it in stores. You can do a search for the colors, there are several places to buy it. Polymerclaysuperstore.com is one and Polymerclayexpress.com is another.

    So you see you’re not too late at all.

    Have fun! Alice

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