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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Display Cards for Polymer Clay Pins and Necklaces

Card for Pins

Card for Pins

I put my pins on cards that I create and print on my printer here at home. I lay out several cards in Adobe InDesign to fit an 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of card stock. You could use word, or other programs instead.  I cut the cards to size, using a paper cutter to make sure my cards are even and look professional.

Then I punch two holes for my pin. I have a hole punch that I bought from a scrap booking company that has a longer reach than a normal punch. The trade mark on the handle is, Close to my Heart. I use the 1/8″ circle. You can custom fit each pin to the card.

Fish Pin on Card

Fish Pin on Card

Then I thread the pin through the two holes and fasten  to secure. Normally, I would have my website, my blog, and my email address on the card. On the card above, I don’t have any contact information, because this pin is going to a gallery that doesn’t allow the artists to attach it to their items.  But I have the name of my business on the top and my name on the bottom. If the customer really wants to find me on the internet, they could.

However, the smart  and most honorable thing to do is to ask where the customer heard about about you and your work and see if you can’t work with the retailer to offer this customer more of your items. It will cement your relationship with the retailer and it’s the right thing to do.

If however the customer live too far away from the retailer and would not be able to buy your work any other way, then be happy she took the time to find you and see if you can find just the right piece for her.

You could also use this cards for necklaces, simply punch one hole in the middle and thread the chain through to the back and secure with tape. You can suggest to the retailer that they could punch a hole in the center top and hang these items.

Next Post, gift tags.
Part 1 Selling Your Polymer Clay Artwork
Part 2 Pricing Polymer Clay Artwork to Sell Wholesale
Part 3 Mermaid Bracelet Listed on Etsy
Part 4 Inventory Lists for Your Polymer Clay
Part 5 Display Cards for Polymer Clay Pins and Necklaces
Part 6 Creating Tags for Your Polymer Clay Creations