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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A Polymer Clay Figure Inspired by Kathleen Dustin’s Class

Flying Mermaid

Flying Mermaid

I have been working all week on my tutorial for the profile face cane, but haven’t finished the editing of the video yet. But the filming and the pdf are finished.

I have been having blogging withdrawals, I haven’t made anything new to post because of the tutorial.

While on breaks,  I have been talking with some people on Facebook about the class we took with Kathleen Dustin. I thought I’d post this flying mermaid that I made after her class. I really enjoyed the techniques she taught us and I would like to try again. I know, just another thing to put on my Wanna Do list.

This mermaid flies above my head when I am working on my computer. Unlike her human friends, she wears her bathing cap when she is flying….it keeps her hair from frizzing in the air.

Flying Mermaid Tail

Flying Mermaid Tail

I had a thing for mermaids back then, and I guess I still do kind of. But back to work on the face cane tutorial.

6 comments to A Polymer Clay Figure Inspired by Kathleen Dustin’s Class

  • Tutorials, especially videos are a lot of work, aren’t they?!

    Love your Flying Mermaid! Her bathing cap and the story behind it is awesome. You are definitely one of a kind Alice!

  • Alice

    They sure are Cindy. I’ve made lots of patterns for sale over the years, but this is the first one with video. My main problem is finding time with no noise. Dogs and cats and husbands and sandhill cranes…….:)

    Thanks for the compliment on my mermaid.

  • Background noise is one of the reasons why my YouTube videos have captions. One doesn’t even notice the ambient noise until one hears it on a tutorial video. Do you have software that you can add the sound track after editing? I’ve been considering adding the sound track afterward, taping in the wee hours when it is the most quiet.

  • Alice

    Nora Jean, Yes I’m on a Mac and could record after filming. I might try that next time. I just have one more clip to do for this film and it’s ready to go. You sure know how to make videos, you have been doing them for a long time. I never could watch your tutorials live back then, because I was on a Mac. I was frustrated for sure. Thanks for the tip.

  • I know it’s a chore…never tried to do one..but can imagine. Looking forward to it!!

  • Alice

    It’s really fun, but time consuming. Proofing today. Thanks Lynda

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