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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My Polymer Clay Beads, Vickie Evans’ East Coast – West Coast Watch

Focal face beads in Vicky Evens East Coast - West Coast Watch

Focal Face Beads in Vicky Evens East Coast - West Coast Watch

This winter, I went to my friend Sherry McKinney’s house (a very talented beader and polymer clay artist) to a beading party. I met Vickie Evans that day and she bought a set of three beads from me. I asked her to send me a picture of whatever she made from them and she did and I’m thrilled. This watch is so much fun, and what a clever idea to put two watch faces on one bracelet. I have many “snowbird” friends that could use a watch like this.

Here’s what Vicky wrote, “You said you would like to see them in a bracelet.  I made a East Coast, West Coast watch, because I travel between Ohio, Florida, and Seattle.  I  am totally bead crazed and cannot stop making jewelry. Your artwork is very inspiring.  Thank you for making these bewitching beads.”

I think you might be on to a whole new line of jewelry. I thank you Vicky for sharing what you made with me. You made my day.

Couldn’t Resist Making This Face Cane Focal Bead

Face Cane Focal Bead

Face Cane Focal Bead

I was making tropical canes and had a couple of slices cut and couldn’t resist making this focal bead. Just fun and funny.

Necklace from Last Weeks Focal Bead

Necklace Alice Stroppel

Here’s the necklace  I made with the focal bead from last week. Fun to make but the other beads aren’t as large as I think I would like. I like big and bold, giant statements to make people take notice.

Tomorrow another experimental day, it’s so hot here in the daytime that I can spend all day claying most days. Too hot to work in the yard or do much of anything outside, so clay wins again.