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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Zentangles, Black and White Cuffs, Etsy Treasury



This is a bracelet made from Zentangle canes I made several months ago. I don’t know why I haven’t made more in all this time, too busy making other things I guess. But a tutorial is on my list.  I’ve listed this one in my Etsy Shop.

ZentangleI’ve also listed black and white cuff  in the picture below in my Etsy shop. I don’t care how many bracelets I make like this, they still continue to sell well.

They’re fun and bold and really stand out with a pair of black jeans and a crisp white shirt, my favorite look still.

My Lady in Blue is in another Treasury…I’m so delighted everyone like her. Thanks again to Patricia Paquin from artistsloftpaquin1.

Yay! Another Etsy Treasury

I’m thrilled to be included in another Etsy Treasury. This time Marsha from LunasLoot used my Lady in Blue as inspiration for this lovely treasury called, TaDa, “Lady in Blue”.

LunasLoot sells Supplies and Vintage Goodies Marsha has accumulated over the years, plus she’s been so kind to me  and has included many of my items in her treasuries.

Thanks Marsha.

Etsy Treasury Features My Tropical Leaves Tutorial

My Tropical Leaves Tutorial was featured in this Etsy Treasury. Jackie from The Pleasant Pheasant is curator of this treasury, thanks Jackie.

Etsy Treasuries

I hope everyone here in the states had a fabulous Thanksgiving, I know I did.

I’ve been featured in several Etsy Treasuries and wanted to show them here. I know I’m several days late with this post, but I’ve been busy having fun.

Thanks so much to HiGirls, Lisa featured my work in two treasuries. First was my Funky Girlfriend Business Card Holder  in PCAGOE gift guide and second was my Queen of it all ornament  in Ornamental.

Etsy TreasuryThanks to 11BOLDstreet for her under $50.00 treasury featuring my black and white cuff.

And…….thanks to Laurabeestudios for adding my Purple Face Cuff to her Hey Big Spender treasury.

Now, back to work for me.

One of My Girlfriend Bracelets Featured in Etsy Treasury by MIRAKRIS

Etsy Treasury by MirakrisThanks to Mira Pinki Krispil for featuring my girlfriend bracelet in her “like like like A Virgin” Etsy Treasury. Lots of fun and funky things in this treasury.

Mira is an amazing polymer clay artist and you can see her work in her Etsy Shop and on her website. She also posts pictures of her work on flickr. Grab a cup of coffee before you click on any of those links, you’ll be there awhile.

A Beautiful Treasury in Black and White by Patricia Paquin

Black and White Treasury by Patricia Paquin

Black and White Treasury by Patricia Paquin

I’m very excited to be listed again in another Black and White Treasury on Etsy. I guess there is a reason that I have been doing so many things in black and white. Fashion trends are featuring black  in everything from eye glasses to home decor. The hot HBO series, “Mad Men” is leading the wave and the 50s and 60s are to the younger generation what the 20s and 30s were to the older generation. What goes around comes around I guess.

But black and white has always been a strong fashion statement and it shows up heavily at least once each decade and never really goes away entirely. I have always made things in black and white and have been waiting for it to come back strong. Well here it is and I for one am dancin’.

The curator of this treasury is Patricia Paquin, a very talented ceramic artists from Canada. You can find her funky faces and fine work in her Etsy shop, ARTISTS’ LOFT Patricia Paquin.

She is now the owner of my “Baby Blues” necklace with the crazy lips and eyes, and I am very lucky to own not one but two of her “Funky Face Trivets”. Not this one but like this one. Can you see why we like each other’s work?

The internet is such a wonderful place. It allows us to find artists that we would never be able to come in contact with. I really do have a wonderful time here.

Thanks Patricia, and if anyone stops in to see her, tell her Alice says hello.

Another Treasury and It’s My Favorite Subject – Smiling!

Etsy Treasury - by Skywind

Etsy Treasury - by Skywind

I’m thrilled…my Coco-nut girl is famous and she’s making people laugh. Thanks to Pat Carlson, who by the way makes the most adorable mini books you ever saw, Coco-nut girl is in the treasury, “Smile, it makes people wonder what you’re doing”.

Pat’s books actually open and  you can read the stories. If you have a doll house or a miniature collection, you have to take a look at Pat’s shop, Skywind on Etsy. I mean really…….. look at this.

Skywind - Thumbelina

Skywind - Thumbelina

Listed in Two Etsy Treasuries

Change of Face

Change of Face

I was thrilled to wake up this morning to find that I had been listed in not one but two Esty Treasuries. This first one features my Zentangle Bottle Stopper. Look at all the cool faces and you know I love faces. Thanks to Angel from Angel Strumpfer Digital Photography for showing my girl…… She has some pretty interesting work in her Etsy  shop too so check her out.

blue is an autumn color too

blue is an autumn color too

I was delighted to see my Baby Blues necklace featured in this wonderful Treasury. Thanks to The Vintage Recycler for choosing my piece. She has some really cool items for sale in her Etsy Shop. Lots and lots of beads and buttons.

Flamingo in the Spotlight, How Will I Live With Him Now?

Etsy Treasury by Alison E Kurek

Etsy Treasury by Alison E Kurek

He’s been bugging me. “When will I get more exposure? When will I be noticed?” All I could tell him was to continue to be his pink self and someone would come along a recognize his inner beauty. Here’s hoping that like his brothers before him, he’ll go live with someone else soon.

I’m thrilled that my flamingo has be chosen by Alison Kurek for an Etsy Treasury. Thanks Alison, I’m honored!  I enjoyed all the other fabulous work by so many talented Polymer Clay Artist Guild of Etsy  members.

Visit Alison’s Etsy shop and take a look at her wonderful artwork.