Jewellery Making · Polymer Clay

Polymer Clay Canes

I have tried so many times in the past to make flower polymer clay canes but with little to no success. The idea is to make a long sausage of clay with a pattern running down the length of it which you can cut slices off and use as you wish.

A month or so ago I felt a renewed confidence and decided I wasn’t going to be beaten by the clay. My first attempt I realised that I was using too little clay as I was afraid of wasting it but working on such a small scale meant that there wasn’t enough clay for me to handle comfortably and put as much detail in as I liked.

So I started again.

Close up of a polymer clay flower cane in progress

Not the best photo but here is the first successful cane coming together. The white clay was a white pearl that became silvery when baked.

Flower cane pendant
Pendant made with polymer clay flower cane.

Once I had started I had to keep going. My son insisted on stars and rather a lot of them.

Polymer clay star canes
Brooches made with polymer clay star canes.

The yellow clay was a translucent yellow so when cured looks a little glass like. I made these two into brooches. I’m looking forward to sitting down and using these again. I’m seeing little star beads maybe some cute stitch markers (I made my sister some lovely clay heart ones years ago with a similar technique).

Once little boy was in bed I had another go at flowers. I felt a little braver now so the colours got bolder and the pattern more intricate.

Polymer clay flower cane
Pendant made with pink and translucent polymer clay
Polymer clay flower cane
Pendant made from polymer clay flower cane.
Polymer clay flower cane pendant
Polymer clay pendant made from a flower cane.

The yellow in this flower cane has glitter running through it so there is a lovely sparkle.

Polymer clay pendant made from two different flower canes
Polymer clay pendant made from two different flower canes.

Feeling really bold now so I mixed both flower canes to see what that would look like.

Oh my, I had so much fun with these and I still have lots of the canes to play with. Just looking at these photos makes me want to get all my clay back out.

I may have tried one or two other techniques whilst I was at it but I think I’ll keep those for another day.

Hannah x

 

 

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9 thoughts on “Polymer Clay Canes

  1. Stunning!
    Aw Hannah, these are brilliant. Well done you clever thing!!!
    Canes really arent the easiest thing to make, so I’m thrilled to pieces that you got there in the end and didn’t give up.

    I’ve scrolled up and down to make the ‘favourite one’ decision, and it’s very much the first one. The blue flowers with the white pearl (silvery) parts.

    Have you already sold that one? Is it for sale?
    If so . if I have enough crafty spending money left, I’d like to buy that pendant Hannah. It’s feminine but not in a silly way. Love it.

    Sending love ~ Cobs. x

    1. Hello, sorry it’s taken me a while to reply. Thank you and I’m truly flattered that you would like to buy the pendant. This one however has already gone to a local shop for sale. Quite sure I have enough left to make you one though. That way you can customise it to what you would like ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Hxx

      1. Aw well, I hope it sells very quickly and that who-ever buys it becomes a returning customer.

        I shall keep watch and when something else ‘speaks’ to me like that one did, I’ll give you a shout. ๐Ÿ˜€
        Big hugs ~ Cobs. x

  2. Wow, these are amazing! You’re so clever. It’s great when you have so much fun making something so beautiful, the perfect combination ๐Ÿ˜Š Xx

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