Welcome to my collection of every polymer clay cane I ever made. (Lots of images on this page, be patient.)
Arranged by type.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: I have plans to open a store right on my site. I was selling on Artfire but no more. They really got stupid.
If you have an interest in anything here just contact me. It may be a few months until I can really get a store going on here but I can always sell directly and invoice through pay pal.
Canes are usually sold in 2" segments at $6.00 a piece. And if you would like to be contacted when my store is open, again, just drop me a note.
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.
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?
Many of the items pictured are still available for sale./td>
"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.