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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The Rest of the Bracelet, Pen and Ink on Polymer Clay

I’ve finished the bracelet I was working on the other day. Having three spaces to fill is alway a challenge. On the other hand it mean three blank canvases to have fun with.

I’m teaching this class next at Creative Journey Studios on April 22nd, 2012. I can’t wait.

So there you have the whole bracelet. I’m off now to start on another one, right after I finish filling out the survey to help standardize measurements for polymer clay. thanks to Sage, Maggie and Cynthia for putting this together. Read about it here, on Polymer Clay Daily, or go right to the survey here.

New Girlfriend Galore Bracelets

A gaggle of girlfriends

I sold the last of  my girlfriend galore bracelets at Fandango and needed to make more and here’s the new gaggle of girlfriends.

I was honored to be asked to donated something to the International Polymer Clay Association retreat this year and I’m sending one of these cuffs. I only wish I could go this year. I would love to meet all the other wonderful clayers that are going to be there. Maybe next time.

larger girlfriends galore bracelet

I’ve also made the largest GG bracelet yet,  showing in the photo above are all sides of this  1  1/2″ wide cuff. It really looks great on a large girl like me. This bracelet is listed in myEtsy Shop.

It’s hard for me to decide which size I like the best, I like them all I guess. Someday I have to save one for myself. Maybe it’s one of these because I’ve used the last of at least one of my face canes and so these really represent my faces over the last few years.  Kind of a road map of my journey.

The next group of bracelets will be welcoming some new faces because I’ll be making more this month. I can’t wait to see the new personalities that show up. That’s really how I feel about my face canes, each one kind of decides who they are going to be and sometimes I don’t have alot of say in the matter. Kind of fun.

My Pen and Ink Faces Bracelet Featured in Etsy Treasury Yin Meets Yang

Yin Meets Yang by LunasLoot

Yin Meets Yang by LunasLoot

My Pen and Ink girls were featured in this very cool black and white treasury. I’m honored and very pleased. You should check out LunasLoot on Etsy. Great vintage stuff……..Thanks Marsha

Girlfriends Galore 2 – Polymer Clay Bracelet

Girlfriends Galore 2

Girlfriends Galore 2

Girlfriends Galore 2

Girlfriends Galore 2

I’ve uploaded another girlfriend bracelet to my Etsy Shop. I’m trying very hard to get ahead of myself. I’m going to be teaching more this year and have to create more stock now.

Girlfriends Galore 2

Girlfriends Galore 2

I’m also trying a new background. I spend alot of time cutting out my items in Photoshop and am trying to find a way to cut down on that.  I know the other looks better, but does this work too? Opinions, be honest.

Three Girlfriends – A Polymer Clay Pin

Three Girlfriends

Three Girlfriends

Another pin listed in my Etsy Shop. I’ve been working on small pins, beads etc. I’m back to having that fun I’m always talking about.

On Saturday I’m going to visit the  Florida Gulfcoast Polymer Clay Group in Palmetto. It’s only about an hour or so away and I met Sydney Carter and some of the other women at Orlando Clay Fandango this year. They are introducing about 20 kids to polymer clay and I’m going over to see if I can help and enjoy this group.

I’ll let you know how it goes….taking my camera as always.