Polymer Clay Cane Tools Supplied by Tiny Pandora

Tiny Pandora Cane Tools - Polymer Clay TutorVideo #750: Teresa Salgado is the creator of these unique acrylic tools for making and manipulating your polymer clay canes.

In today’s video I’m going to share with you some really great acrylic tools from Teresa Salgado (aka Tiny Pandora).

They are designed for working with and making polymer clay canes. Teresa was kind enough to send me a complete lineup these products for demo purposes.

The first set are the Cane Caps (2 small square caps, 2 large square caps, 2 small round caps and 2 large round caps). They can be used to help reduce the amount of “end” waste that can happen during the cane reduction process.

Then there are the Cane Benders and Square Benders, which are sets of 4 different sizes of acrylic Lucite Rods. These are wonderful for putting long ridges and channels down the length of a cane, which is especially handy when making picture canes and Kaleidoscope canes.

Lastly, the Square Pairs set is 3 different sized pairs of hollow acrylic square rods. They will help you to reshape round canes into square canes, and they can also be used for squaring up angular canes.

All of these cane making tools are made from high quality Lucite Acrylic. They are strong, smooth and non-reactive to polymer clay.

In the video I show you what these tools look like, how I store them and I briefly explain how they are used.

Teresa has some great videos that go further into detail on how to use the tools. She also shares some unique ideas for making kaleidoscope canes, among other things. I’ve provided a link to her YouTube Channel, below.

I sure wish I had these tools earlier, because they would have made some of my cane making projects a lot easier to do, with a lot less waste!.

Do you have any suggestions for videos on tips, techniques or products you would like to learn more about? Let me know in the comments section below!

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Cindy Lietz SignaturePolymer Clay Tutor
  1. Anna Stratton, 05 September, 2016

    There was an article a few years ago in Polymer Cafe about a woman in Minnesota that makes miniature quilt canes uses them in PC jewelry; she travels all over the country selling her jewelry at quilt shows. There are a lot of great things you can do with those square acrylic rods.

    Teresa has great videos and her relaxed teaching style reminds me a lot of you. You both have such kind souls and are both so generous sharing your tips and techniques. You both send the message that there are no mistakes when creating, only unexpected surprises. I would love to be a fly on the wall if the two of you ever got together. But, Teresa’s man’s name is Spike and we would need to change Doug’s name to something much edgier. Humm, maybe “Dagger”?

    Teresa has mentioned you in her tuts and it is so nice to see PC artists being supportive of each other.


  2. Cindy Lietz, 06 September, 2016

    That is very sweet of you to say Anna! I also find Teresa to be a kind soul (though I think she is far more low key than I am. I seem extremely wired compared to her quiet mellow self.)

    Dagger would be a great name for Doug! I think the name isn’t too far off from his personality as of present… this web upgrade is going to have him shooting daggers from his eyesockets before long! LOL Man this project has been a BEAST! I for one cannot wait until it is completeled and we can get a decent nights sleep. And then we can both return to our more mellow selves. :)

  3. Carrie H, 09 September, 2016

    I suspect you both wish you hadn’t started the upgrade! I’m sure it will be worth it in the end though and we’re all looking forward to it….and seeing you back to your mellow selves (though you do still seem remarkably calm!)

    I’m enjoying the mini tutorials and product videos – these tools do look good and l also like Teresa’s caning videos.

  4. Cindy Lietz, 11 September, 2016

    Yeah the upgrade has been one of those ‘damned if you do… damned if you don’t’ , type situations. The site is so old and dated that it is breaking all the time and almost all the processes have become manual which makes it a ton of work to maintain. The problem has been building the new one takes even more work… so yes, we will all be happy when this project is finally finished!

  5. Kathay Iskrzycki, 27 October, 2018

    there are triangles on the bottom of plastic containers with numbers in the triangle. what are the safe numbers to use with polymer clay and can you bake the clay on the container?

  6. Cindy Lietz, 29 October, 2018

    The best answer I can give is a video on which plastics are safe with polymer clay.

  7. Dana D, 08 June, 2019

    I am interested in buying the acrylic cane extruders for slicing. I can’t seem to find them. Can you please send me a link to purchase?

    Thank you

  8. Cindy Lietz, 10 June, 2019

    Hi Dana, unfortunately the woman that was selling these is no longer in business. Sorry about that. Perhaps there is a plastics store in your area where you could get some of these acrylic tubes cut?

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