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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Zentangle Polymer Clay Bracelets


Dora from Dora Explorations posted a picture of a Zentangle to her flickr site. I said to myself, I gotta do this. So 16 doodles later, I decided that I needed to translate these doodles into canes and then on to bracelets, wall hanging and more.


So all day yesterday, I created black and white Skinner blends and turned them into canes for my designs. I’m pretty excited about the outcome.



So thanks Dora, you are a constant inspiration. Here’s the second bracelet, both are going to my Esty Shop. Lots of work, but fun! And that’s what I’m always about, Fun!



11 comments to Zentangle Polymer Clay Bracelets

  • Hi Alice these zentangle bracelets are Fantastic. Funnily enough I have a very talented Daughter who does Black and white doodles, very intricate, and these reminded me of her work.but it is amazing to see the doodles in polyclay.

    She has a flicker site I think it is 4 mosaics photostream if you are interested. Anyway she is on my blog in creative others as Jacqui mosaics
    Thanks for being in my blog. love how we can all come together and see each others work.
    sure beats boredom doesn’t it..

  • Alice

    Thanks for taking the time, yes, I enjoy communicating this way, tons of fun. Its fun to share and see what everyone els is doing. I’m going to check out your daughters site.

  • Adrienne

    Hi Alice, love the zentangle bracelets. Your doodles all came together so very well and your clay interpretation is great. Also enjoyed your series on ‘selling your work.’

  • Alice

    Hey Adrienne, thanks. It was interesting figuring out some of the canes. I think I can see them in other colors now. Something else on my to do list.

  • Really nice and so different! You amaze me with your cane makine.

  • that’s ‘cane making’ ! LOL

  • Alice

    Thanks Lynda, and I’m laughing too, I can’t tell you how many times I post a comment and wish I could take it right back to correct a typo. I’ll do it for you here if I see it.

  • Adrienne

    Hi Alice, I bet putting color to the zentangles would be awesome!! Can’t wait to see what you come up with. Adrienne

  • Alice

    Finding a whole day just for canes is hard sometimes. I had that day when I made the black and white canes. trying to find the time again …. well I’ll just have to make myself carve some out. I’m trying to get together some impressive stock to take with me when I go to my gallery appointment next week. I’m going to do it though. Thanks Adrienne

  • […] Clay.  When I stumbled upon Polymer Clay Etc., blog, I fell over when I saw the author’s Zentangle bracelets.  Gosh, wouldn’t I love to work on one of […]

  • Alice

    Thanks Beth for stopping by. I’d love to teach a class in pc zentangles, wouldn’t that be fun!

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