I ran a half off sale through June with dismal results. So I won't bother extending it.
However.... I have an ongoing deal (for those who read.) Anyone who buys more than 10 pieces (full price, nothing out of the destash section.) Just stick "bulk" in notes to seller and consider it half off. I will issue a refund via pay pal.
Note, Artfire allows for several "discounts." A "patron" discount only for those who sign up and log in. And sometimes a leave a comment on this item discount. (Sellers decide if and how much on both.)
My half off is for exactly one half off the original cost of the canes. NOT on top of all the others. I'll do the math and issue a refund accordingly.
Again, this is only for those who take the time to write "bulk" in notes to seller. For those who never read, oh well. Good for me. lol.
I keep seeing people land on this page looking for instructions on what to do with clay canes. So I took a photo that might help. And I LOVE talking clay with anyone. If you need help, by all means drop me a note.
The cane >>> And stuff I made with it. >>>
To Use; ANYONE can use polymer clay canes. With a straight blade, half a razor blade will work, or a long exacto knife, or better yet, buy a tissue blade specially made for polymer clay.
Slice off a piece. Place on a tile, or you can use a tin foil covered cookie sheet. Ceramic tiles can be had at any home improvement store though and work great for clay. Better still, pull out a plain piece of paper, printer paper is fine. Lay your clay on that and prevent shinny sides.
Bake in your oven at 265f for 30 min per quarter inch. (So if you slice thin, less baking time is needed. You can always bake again.)
That's it! The clay cures to a nice easy to work with plastic. Drill a hole and make jewelry. Slice thicker pieces and a hole can be drilled through from side to side for stringing.
OR... you can apply very thin slices to any surface that can take baking, smooth with a roller to form a veneer, and bake.
That photo above shows an altoids tin, a nice twist pen and some puffy pillow beads all made with that cane.
All can be found in my Artfire shop. Direct sections to Pens Boxes and Tins, and Beads.
Eggs can be covered with polymer clay. Carefully!
I sometimes offer Mokume Gane Blocks for sale. Samples of many items you can make with them or find in my Artfire shop. Scroll to the bottom of this page.
Feather canes have exceeded 100 images! I've moved them to their own page.
Flower Petal canes. With samples of what you can make with these below (when available.) Slices can be sculpted, and shaped. Stacked together to form flowers.
No sample at this time.
Fruits and Veggies
Make your own EYES
Aquatic themed. More to come, slowly. These take forever to make.
Misc.... (Until I make more of a given kind.)
Lets play Cards
And here is a request for this cute little sock puppet monkey. The original image (pulled off the net) and my clay cane version.
I LOVE requests for special canes.
For this one, a customer of mine asked for a cane that matches the beads in this photo. She makes spindles for spinning wheels and wanted to use polymer clay to add weight.
I wanted longer flower petals just as in the bead, but ran of yellow half way into this.
I got the color down though didn't I?
"Mokume Gane" is a term taken from metal workers who fuse multiple sheets of metals together, distress them, pound, hammer, and when smoothed the resulting pattern resembles burl wood.
The technique can be applied to polymer clay. Many layers of clay are rolled very thin through a pasta machine. Pearl clays, translucent clays, some opaque clays, pearl powders, and even gold leaf are included in the stack. Balls of clay are made with these stacks, layers of all these clay are wrapped around the balls. All this gets compressed further and finally, when slices are taken from the block, the result is very attractive and resembles the pattern of burl wood. (though much more colorful.) Faux stones or faux abalone can be made this way as well. Baked sheets from the block then cut into little chips make fantastic mosaic pieces. OH so many things you can do with this.