Polymer Tute | Glowing Jellyroll Cane – Psychedelic 60’s

Glow In The Dark Jelly Roll CaneVid #146: “A glow in the dark psychedelic, jelly roll cane? I’ve died and gone to heaven. Roll on March and Volume 22!” ~Mary-U

Man… I thought this glow in the dark version of the traditional rainbow jelly roll cane was cool and all, but I had no idea you guys would go so nuts about it! Very groovy!

Count me in.  I just made 100 glow in the dark butterfly buttons and I’m hooked.  Let’s go back to the 60’s, it was fun. ~Bonnie-K

Oh wow, yes yes yes! I have two sisters-in-law (ages 13 and 15) they love the stuff I make now and so do all their friends, I can’t imagine their reaction with neons and glow in the dark!  The 13 year old was over a couple weeks ago and wanted to make some beads. She ended up doing something similar to Jupiter beads but did not use scraps (she used colors of her choice) and did not roll them smooth but left them coiled. We used them as links on some funky chain. She is the envy of the 7th grade! Everyone wants to know where they can get one!

As another middle aged chick who thinks glowing jewelry is pretty cool too, absolutely another yes ;0) ~DJ

Just too cool!! Yes for me, too.  So beautiful.

I vote for the glow-in-the-dark beads!  I use the beads I make as good behavior incentives in my first grade classroom.  A bead like this would be a huge hit!!  So yes, yes, and yes! ~Jill-V

The excitement here is wonderful, so looking forward to this. ~Joyce-M

I didn’t even realize that this was going to use glow-in-the-dark clay.  I’ve seen it at Michaels and thought, what would I ever use this stuff for?  Well, now you’ve got me all excited about it! ~Linda-K

A glow-in-the-dark, psychedelic, jelly roll cane? I’ve died and gone to heaven. Roll on March and Volume 22!

Well as far as I am concerned you can put me down for 3 votes 1 for me and 2 for my grandkids. I always have glow in the dark clay. My 2 youngest grandkids think it is neat to stack the blocks and turn the lights off in my craft room. I go through a lot of the glow in the dark at Halloween. Last year we made skull pendants and ghosts for all the kids in my grandaughters classroom. I think there was 23 of them. Let me tell you we were glowing.  So when I see it on sale I always buy several bars of it. Oh ya my grandson has a dragon made with the glow in the dark clay. It really is awesome.  So yes 3 votes for me and mine. I knew this would be a great 2010. Thank you Cindy for all of us who are still kids at heart and always will be. Uuuugggggs,

Glow-in-the-dark clay makes you feel like a kid, turning out the lights and going, “Oh, Cooool!” And then doing it again, and again… (I hope I’m not starting to DORK-out again…)

If they really glow in the dark count me in to. I could do with lighting up. lol ~Ritzs

Groovy, man! (and for you youngsters, that is a vote “yes!”) ~Sarah-W

Cool, I love anything glow-in-the-dark! Wish I’d been able to live in the ’60s, but I wasn’t born until late ’79. Shame, because I’d have made a good flower child hippy type! Everyone’s a big kid when it comes to luminescent things! ~Silverleaf

I like this idea and love a lot of stuff from the 60’s art era.I think this would be great to make for the teen in my home and or for others too. Go for it. ~Stephanie-S

This pendant is beautiful and I love the backing you have put it on…and as for “glowing-in-the-dark” well why not!!  I vote YES. ~Susan-B

I think the glow in the dark jelly rolly roll pendant will be too cool!! I have 9 year old daughter that is getting better than me at polymer clay jewellry designing, and she will flip over this! Cindy, I want to crawl inside your brain just for a day, you continue to bring us such fun, gorgeous, original and truly wearable designs. I have looked through some books and thought oh my, why would anyone even consider wearing that? It just looks like sculptures you would see in an art show. You however bring us ideas and designs that are wearable and make us feel so good about having done it ourselves!! I know I have said it before, but I’ll say it again- Cindy, you rock!!! I wanna be just like you when I grow up!!! ~Tiffany-M

So, with such a clear ‘Yes’ in the votes, I am happy to say that this Glowing Jellyroll Cane Tutorial (aka Psychedelic 60’s Cane) has been filmed and will be available in the Polymer Clay Library (Vol-022-1) on Friday March 5th, 2010.


Supplies & Tools: Video-022-1: Glowing Jellyroll Cane:

  • Glow In The Dark Polymer Clay. I used Premo but you could also use Fimo Effects.
  • Black Polymer Clay. I used Premo Sculpey.
  • Alcohol Ink in Red, Yellow and Blue Shades. I used Ranger’s Tim Holtz Adirondack Ink in Wild Plum, Butterscotch and Stream.
  • Pasta Machine or Acrylic Roller.
  • Clay Blade.

The full version of the Vid-022-1 Glowing Jellyroll Cane Video will be posted in the Polymer Clay Members Library on Friday March 5, 2010. But if you would like to see a sneak peek intro clip right now, scroll down the page a bit to the video player below.

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The full version of the “Glowing Jelly Roll Cane” preview video shown above, is now available for purchase at the Polymer Clay Library in the Vol-022 Back Issue Package.

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Wow, this kaleidoscope video tutorial is my favourite. Thanks so much Cindy. It is so worth being a member here. ~Kapita

Very nice! I’m so glad I am finally a member — I can enjoy this video when it comes out (as well as the wonderful ones I’ve already seen.) I’m still angry with myself for not joining sooner (and missing out on the incredible value), but I suppose I’ll get over it (slowly…) as each new video comes out! I love the look of Kaleidoscope canes, this should be fun! ~Phaedrakat

I just became a member even though I really can’t afford to spend much money since I am on a small Social Security check each month. I think that your videos are great and easily understood.  There is so much to absorb on your site, I don’t know if I am really getting to every area. Thank you for your help and for this valuable service. ~Dorothy-H

The following topics are included in this week’s “Glowing Jellyroll Cane” video tutorial:

  • See examples of several different beads, pendants and earrings made using the glowing jellyroll cane.
  • Discussion of the types of clay and ink needed for this unique cane.
  • Learn a simple trick for getting the coolest Skinner Blend that has a wonderful painterly look.
  • Tips on how to keep your blend from getting too wide.
  • Find out just how easy it really is to make this Groovy looking cane!
  • Let your youth shine through, by enjoying the glow in the dark properties of this super fun cane!

The full version of the “Glowing Jelly Roll Cane” preview video shown above, is now available for purchase at the Polymer Clay Library in the Vol-022 Back Issue Package.

  1. Phaedrakat, 02 March, 2010

    I’ve had my Glow-In-The-Dark Clay for such a long time. Why didn’t I figure out such a cool thing to do with it? It’s just sat around for a very Well, the time has come. I’m ready to use the GITD clay now. I’m gonna make some cool Psychedelic Jellyroll Canes, or PsycheJellys, and have fun with them!

  2. Elizabeth S., 02 March, 2010

    Just too groovy and far out. Can’t wait!

  3. Susan B, 02 March, 2010

    This looks like a lot of fun! I just spent quite a time trying to discover how to stop a blend from getting too wide — it will be exciting to see how your method compares to what I found on-line. The colours are so lovely…I was “stuck” on black and white for such a long time that now I have moved into colour I can’t get enough of it!

  4. Peggy Barnes, 02 March, 2010

    Grandkids and glow in the dark clay YES, Grandkids and ink not so sure. I might have to keep this one to myself for awhile. I’m sure there vote would still be YES YES , do they make plastic gloves in kid size????
    Uuuuuuggggggggs to all, Peggy

  5. Ritzs, 02 March, 2010

    I shall stand on the patio in the dark just for the shear fun of it and glow; good job we don’t have close neighbors cant wait for Friday ooohh i wonder why i keep wishing the days away at my age i should not do that; lol;

  6. Ritzs, 02 March, 2010

    I forgot i got my GITD from Penny at clayaround online if anyone still needs to get some.

  7. Lisa Whitham, 02 March, 2010

    Ooooo, I am looking forward to this one… I’ve got my glow in the dark clay, and the alcohol inks. Now what did Cindy use to back that bead??? Anyone have any ideas yet?

    ~Lisa :)

  8. carolyn, 05 March, 2010

    @Lisa Whitham: It looks to me like hammered metal – maybe a soup spoon? Now, I wonder if we could get the same basic effect with silver pc … hmmm! Will have to try that … baking on corn starch would help to keep the scoop shape. If I have the energy later I’ll try this … if it works, I’ll send Cindy a photo. Wish me luck!

  9. Peggy Barnes, 05 March, 2010

    @carolyn: I had the same idea Carolyn of using the silver with just a smidge of blue. Let is set for awhile or put in fridge before putting the texture on. I also think if I ever get the chance I will put mine on a light bulb for the rounded effect. Your idea of the straight silver might be better. I’m not much at mixing colors. I just thought the very firt time I saw Cindy’s I saw a hint of blue in it.

  10. carolyn, 05 March, 2010

    @Peggy Barnes: Great idea about the light bulb. Seems to me Cindy even bakes on a burned out bulb. Also good idea to chill the clay before ‘distressing’. I’m fortunate in that I used to do leather work and still have all my tools … great selection for giving the texture of hammered metal.

  11. Shelly, 04 March, 2010

    Going to condition my clay now so that I am ready for tomorrow. Ohhh so exciting!!!!!

  12. pamagela, 05 March, 2010

    Molte grazie, molto interessante come sempre….

  13. Phaedrakat, 05 March, 2010

    I’m so excited, it should be pretty soon…!

    @Lisa, no idea yet, but she promised she’d show us as soon as Doug photographed it. That’s going to be exciting, too. That metal bezel/thing-a-majig makes for a really nice-looking piece!

  14. Cara, 05 March, 2010

    Inks haven’t arrived yet – going to have to wait to try it :(

  15. Phaedrakat, 05 March, 2010

    @Cara: Oh, I’m sorry, Cara. That’s no fun! I have my inks, but my back is still hurting too much to clay. So, I’m sort of in the same boat.

    I love this GITD tut, and I think the alcohol blend’s cool. As soon as I’m up to it (please Lord, let it be soon!) I’ll be making this cane. It’s simple to make, but looks AMAZ-ing. I love how it looks with the pearl clay, too. Excellent video, Cindy!

  16. Phaedrakat, 05 March, 2010

    Lo amavo, anche, Pamagela!

    Pamagela’s remark above says, “Thank you, very interesting as always ….” — at least, according to Google… so I tried to answer. It came up with the translation on the first line. I hope this is isn’t an insult or anything! I hope what I wrote above says, “I loved it, too, Pamagela!”

  17. Theresa, 05 March, 2010

    OMG! I think this is one of my favorite tuts! I have alot of alcohol inks which I will try with this glow in the dark cane, I wanted to ask you if you have ever used Liquitex inks? I went to Hobby Lobby and got a few bottles of these inks as I had a 40% off coupon I had printed off the internet. I was so drawn to the translucent colors, just beautiful! They are acrylic inks and wondered if they would work with clay. The magenta and teal, and gold colors are awesome. Also, a question, on making the pearl glow in the dark canes how did you do that, I guess I missed how you did that. Is there glow in the dark pearl? Thank you for making my Friday awesome! YOU DA BEST!!

  18. Bonnie, 05 March, 2010

    Cindy, that was great, love the idea about the inks to make the skinner blend and adding the Glow In the Dark to the black clay. Wish I had seen this before I made those 200 buttons.

    Once again, you out did yourself and it’s 5 in the morning here and I’m looking for my Glow in the Dark clay. LOL
    Thank you, I love Friday because of you.

  19. Elizabeth K., 05 March, 2010

    Hi Its a laugh a minute with you Phaedracat.
    My Google translated your words as I loved him too!!
    Guess she’ll forgive you.LOL
    Well I did not think I would be interested in the Glow in the Dark Cane, but found it sensational.
    Especially as I have the Alchol Inks. No GITD cane yet but will get some.
    Have some Premo Pearl so will try that too.
    Thank you Cindy for another Friday worth watching.
    Hope I dont offend you Phaedracat, just sisterly fun
    E XX
    I am getting ready for my go at Faux Opal and as I can not get Buffalo Snow here have decided to make some thing myself.(Could send away for some Athur G stuff , probably will too)
    I got Mettalic Cellophane and covered it in Alcohol inks in nice colours and then I am going to cut it in tiny pieces.
    A long have patience job, but better that nix. See how it turns out on my Blog. Bye
    XXXP.P.S. Is there anyone else in Oz here, who gets this late on Friday as I do, and how are you going with it?.
    I always feel a bit left behind seeing all the emails here already, but no complaints It can come whenever, I’m still here to collect. Bye love
    E XXX

  20. Mary U, 05 March, 2010

    @Elizabeth K.: Hello Elizabeth, fellow Aussie here. Cindy’s wonderful videos arrive here on Friday evenings about seven (AEDT) & I often rush from the dinner table to have a peek because, well, who can wait? The GITD jellyroll promises such a lot of fun and with six young granddaughters there’ll be no shortage of (fairly non-critical of Granny’s beginner skills) ‘customers’. Do you get your supplies online? So far, I haven’t found an actual shop where I could go and browse. I live in Port Stephens, at Nelson Bay, but Newcastle and Sydney are within reach if you know any spots. I’m so happy to have found Cindy’s school and the claying community. Cheers, Mary U-

  21. Elizabeth K., 06 March, 2010

    Hi Mary, so nice to see another Aussie face here so to speak.
    Yes my Cindy Videos arrive Friday night so I am always excited to come and look no matter what the time. This GITD one is gorgeous I can only get Sculpey here in Mackay QLD, but send away for most of my stuff to overtherainbow.com.au (n Melbourne)
    a very good poly supply site do you use that one?
    I can sometimes get supplies when I go to Brisbane , but dont know anything about your area or Sydney or Newcastle.
    I once went to Canberra for a Polymer clay Retreat about 05 did you?
    If you would like to find my email may be we can communicate privately too. Yes I am so taken with Cindys site and Videos ,it certainly has enhanced my work ,even tho I’d had about 5yrs or so before I landed here.
    Dear Peggy I do hope you get well soon and can have a fun time with this tut ,all my loveXX
    Phaedracat will be putting my efforts about my own glitter on my blog. whenever I get there next.
    Ok on to the next one

    love to all
    . XXXX

  22. Jocelyn, 18 July, 2010

    @Elizabeth K.: Elizabeth, since I am also out of buffalo snow, I wonder how your experiment went making your own?

  23. Phaedrakat, 25 July, 2010

    @Jocelyn: Hi Jocelyn! Elizabeth probably didn’t subscribe to this page. If not, she wouldn’t have seen your comment. She mentioned checking her blog for the “results,” so I went back to her March archive. She posted a picture of the cellophane bits she made. You could ask her a question there to see if she used them for the opals and how they turned out. Or maybe you could get her attn. at a more recent post here…

    There’s also a couple mentions of using cellophane wrap at the various “Faux Opal” posts. Here’s a comment that Carolyn made about Iridescent Cellophane wrap.

    There’s also a link in her comment, that leads to some advice from Cindy about using iridescent wrap for the opals.

    Hope you’re doing well, BTW! It was awful being away from the blog for so long—I missed you & everyone else! Talk to ya soon!
    ~Kat   ;D

  24. Sue F, 05 March, 2010

    Thanks Cindy! This is an AWESOME idea that’s really kicked my imagination into overdrive.

    The spiral jelly roll cane is pretty cool — and I did have to pop into a dark room a few times to see mine glowing! LOL — but I’d LOVE to try this general idea of alcohol-inked glow-in-the-dark skinner blends on Donna Kato-style squiggly beads and pods:


    I was going to try to catch up on chores this weekend, but I’ll probably be playing with clay instead! ;D

  25. Maria, 05 March, 2010

    PURE FUN !!!

  26. carolyn, 05 March, 2010

    Cindy, could you ‘translate’ your 010-1B Coastal Skies recipe from Fimo to Premo?

  27. Silverleaf, 07 March, 2010

    @carolyn: Just had a quick experimental mix, and 1 part Cobalt Blue, 1 Part Ultramarine and 2 parts White make a colour that’s exactly the same as the one on my screen.

    Because all screen are different I can’t guarantee that it’s exactly the same as the Fimo colour (and as I don’t have any Fimo anymore I can’t test it) but it could be a good starting point. As far as I’m concerned, if it’s close enough and looks good with the other colours that’s good enough for me!

    Hope this helps…

  28. carolyn, 07 March, 2010

    @Silverleaf: Thanks a bunch!

  29. Silverleaf, 07 March, 2010

    @carolyn: No problem! :)

  30. Peggy Barnes, 05 March, 2010

    Oh Cindy just finished the tute an enjoyed every minute of it. Once again I am in a fix and not sure how soon I will be able to glow in style. Thought I was going to be able to start working in my studio this week, now I have a horrible cold that I think might be something much worse than a cold. I don’t have much of an immune system at all. So I will just have to wait it out a couple of more days and pray it gets much better soon. But for the tute this is up the in my top 3. So simple and unique. I am really looking forward to making some beads with this technique. Wooooo hooooooooo!!!! extra Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuggggggggggggggggggs for you today Cindy.

  31. Michelle C, 05 March, 2010

    Thanks Cindy! Your rainbow jelly roll cane project is certainly the one for me… it is SO me!!!!!

  32. Phaedrakat, 05 March, 2010

    @Elizabeth K.: Very funny, Elizabeth! I guess the translation could have been a lot worse! No, I wasn’t offended — appreciate the sisterly teasing! I hope your “snow” works out well for you. Or do I have to check your blog to find out? LOL I’m so glad that Mary, a fellow Aussie, is here for you to meet (and help each other find craft supplies!)

    @Theresa: I looked at those Liquitex inks, they look great! Since they are acrylic, they might work fine. But you know how PC is, sometimes hard to get along with! Hopefully someone knows if this works for polymer or not, but you might as well do some experiments (and let us know how it goes!) This could be a way to make your own “alcohol inks” as well, using those as pigments. Oh, and the pearl cane Cindy showed us was not GITD. I think she was just showing us an alternate way to do it. She said something about using the inks with regular pearl clay to make the cane. (There’s no GITD pearl clay — at least that I know of!)

    @carolyn: I’m just guessing, but if Cindy doesn’t already have a conversion of this palette to Premo, I don’t think she can do it. She’s so busy — I always wonder how she has time to do all the things she already does! Also, the conversion is quite involved. Did you see the post where Sue F. explains how she converts Kato Palettes?

    I didn’t realize how much work she did on those. It’s quite a bit, and this palette is an older one, on its 2nd distribution. Beautiful, though! On another note, I was “listening in” on you and Peggy trying to make the pendant of Cindy’s. I was already jealous of your wonderful jewelry tools. Now I’m jealous of your leatherworking stuff, as well! Those are so very good for texture.

    @Peggy Barnes: Peggy, I sure hope you’re okay. I hope it’s just a cold and that your wonderful spirit is enough to fight it off quickly. You and Carolyn are so funny trying to make or figure out that pendant of Cindy’s. You will not be denied!

  33. Susan B, 06 March, 2010

    Great jelly roll cane tut! The tip I found on the internet for keeping the blend from getting to wide was to hold a pen upright on top of the rollers at the desired width, but fingers are a lot easier!! Now I am really looking forward to discovering how Cindy made the backing.

  34. Cindy Graveline, 06 March, 2010

    I cant wait to make something with this cane! I’m also thinking of making a glow in the dark flower cane, to match my jellyroll cane…

  35. Cindy Graveline, 06 March, 2010

    @Cindy Graveline: I just made a glow in the dark brain cane! Looks really cool too! :)

  36. Phaedrakat, 08 March, 2010

    @Cindy Graveline: Cool! I checked out your GITD brain cane — it’s so awesome! I like how you showed it glowing in darkness, as well. I couldn’t read your blog (no French,) but I could tell pretty much what you were showing. Your pieces are all very beautiful. They look really very nice and well-finished.

    @Lisa: I wish I could see your Jupiter Beads, as well. Do you have a website or photo storage that you use? I’ll bet your beads look cool, regardless of whether I see them or not, huh? I love how everyone jumped right on this technique and took off. I can’t wait to get started. I’m so far behind now, though!

    Have fun, you guys!

  37. Cindy Graveline, 08 March, 2010

    @Phaedrakat: Thanks Phaedrakat! :)

  38. Adelle Holland, 06 March, 2010

    WOW!!! I really like caning and this is probably the coolest way I have seen to make a skinner type blend…and now a “glow-in-the-dark” one without having to mix up a bunch of clay!! Cindy, my being new to your lessons, I must tell you…your email weekly has become something I very much look forward to!!! Thank you for the fun and the learning!
    P.S. Any other clayers out there from Kentucky??

  39. carolyn, 06 March, 2010

    OK, Guys – here we go … If you go to my facebook: facebook.com/pages/Stateline-NV/Dove-DesignsR/306759126890 or to my blog: dovedesigns.blogspot.com/, I’ve posted two pendants with the distressed metal look for the backing. Again, Thanks, Peggy, for reminding me about the light bulb. I didn’t have a burned out one, so I just used a new one. That works too. BTW – With the emphasis on fluorescent bulbs these days it may eventually get hard to find the old incandescent bulbs, so if one burns out, be sure to hang on to it!

  40. Lisa Whitham, 07 March, 2010

    Oooo, I used the scrap from cutting the ends off my cane to make gitd Jupiter beads. They look sooo cool. I love this technique!

    Clay On,
    ~Lisa :)

  41. Tina Adams, 08 March, 2010

    Wow Cindy that is great, we are going to hobby lobby to get ink!

  42. Tina Adams, 08 March, 2010

    Just back from Hobby Lobby, love this ! The way the inks blend… I think I just became a fan of A.Inks !

  43. Phaedrakat, 08 March, 2010

    @Tina Adams: Be careful you don’t become an ‘alcoholink’! (Although I think there’s a 12-step program for it…) sorry, that’s just horribly unfunny…

  44. Tina Adams, 09 March, 2010

    @ Phaedrakat — LOL I am trying not to go back and buy out every type of colors they have .. I am working on a rose with the inks… here’s hoping it comes out as cool at I think it may !

  45. Phaedrakat, 09 March, 2010

    @Tina Adams: Good luck with your rose. I’ll bet it does come out ‘that good’! You’re right those inks are ultra-cool. If you catch them on sale, or use a 40% coupon, it’s even better (especially since they last quite awhile.) Well actually, if I start tinting all my clay with inks, they won’t last very long. I’d better stock up myself. I wonder if anyone sells the inks ‘bundled’ – like a low price if you buy every color! That would be cool. If you find any great deals, let us know. I’ll do the same; I’m gonna search for some Alc-key-hol (inks.)

  46. Sue F, 09 March, 2010

    @Phaedrakat: I bought my complete sets of Tim Holz Adirondack alcohol inks from USA online seller Simon Says Stamp. They have both an eBay presence (seller name “simonsaysstamp”), where I bought my sets, and their own online shopfront (simonsaysstamp.com, which I don’t use because it displays bizarrely in my web browser, although from memory it can be a bit more cost effective with free postage being offered for larger orders).

    I’m not sure how their prices compare for North American buyers, but they were MUCH cheaper than buying locally where I could only find individual colours (usually around AU$7.20 per bottle) or sets of three (usually around AU$20 per set of three).

    These links should be current

    Complete ‘Earth Tones’ set (24 colours), US$74.99:
    Own shopfront: simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/the-16583/Latte-Currant-Espresso-Rust/Detail
    eBay: cgi.ebay.com.au/Tim-Holtz-ALCOHOL-INK-COMPLETE-EARTH-TONES-24-Colors_W0QQitemZ290310544856QQcmdZViewItem

    Complete ‘Brights’ set (12 colours), US$39.99:
    Own shopfront: simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/the-16581/Tim-Holtz-ALCOHOL-INK/Detail
    eBay: cgi.ebay.com.au/Tim-Holtz-ALCOHOL-INK-COMPLETE-BRIGHTS-Set-12-Colors_W0QQitemZ290310541147QQcmdZViewItem

    Complete ‘Lights’ set (12 colours), US$39.99:
    Own shopfront: simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/the-16582/Tim-Holtz-ALCOHOL-INK/Detail
    eBay: cgi.ebay.com.au/Tim-Holtz-ALCOHOL-INK-COMPLETE-LIGHTS-Set-12-Colors-Lot_W0QQitemZ290310543097QQcmdZViewItem

    I bought one of each set, plus some blending solution (for further effects… and clean-up!), and everything turned up nice and quickly.

  47. carolyn, 09 March, 2010

    Jo-Ann’s frequently has the Adirondack inks on sale on the website – set of 3 bottles for $5.99. In fact I just got some. They had been out, but got a new shipment in this week. Unfortunately, the sale is over for this time around, but I’ve seen these on sale periodically. Normally they are $9.99 for the 3 bottle set.

  48. Lisa Whitham, 10 March, 2010

    @Phaedrakat: I’ll give you a heads up when I’ve finished and posted the jupiter beads on my Facebook page… I’ll try to do one showing them glowing.

    ~Lisa :)

  49. Phaedrakat, 10 March, 2010

    @Lisa Whitham: Oh, cool, I can’t wait to see your beads! I get so excited about seeing everyone’s work. And I’m really loving this tutorial – it’s made everyone so enthusiastic. Have you already given the link to your facebook, or should I just search fb with your name in Michigan? (Or should I just slow down and wait for it…) ;-D

    @Sue & Carolyn: Thanks for the links & shopping ideas for alcohol inks. I wasn’t thinking about how many colors there are — that’s gonna be expensive! I’m probably gonna have to buy a 3-pack at a time at Michael’s or JoAnn’s until I get them all. I don’t have the cash to buy them all at once (even though it would probably save me money in the long run.) Still, I’m gonna have to check out Simon Says Stamp. If the savings are that good (I think I’ll go look now & report back the price in USD.) It would just be too cool to have every color! Thanks!

  50. Phaedrakat, 10 March, 2010

    @Sue F.: Sorry-you did give me the prices in USD. What a dodo! It’s actually cheaper for me to buy the 3 pks at my local craft store w/a 40% coupon. Works out to $9.99-40%=$5.99, which is cheaper than the 12-pk price. Still, they don’t always have all the colors. I guess I’ll just buy ’em as I find ’em at craft stores, then “fill-in” the missing colors online when I can afford them.

    I need to slow down, anyway. I’m not getting much work done right now, plus I did an inventory. I have 2- 3pk’s already, as well as the metallic mixatives in all 4 colors (these were all JoAnn’s had left last time they were on sale, no colors.) I still haven’t been able to play with them – has anyone else tried using the Metallic Mixatives?

    I also have 2 Pinata colors I bought individually, as well as a 12 pk Rainbow Posh Impressions set. I bought the Posh-inks long ago – before Michael’s / JoAnn’s carried Adirondack – when these were the only inks I could get my hands on. I made a rainbow skinner blend with them, but it’s been laying on my “what should I make with this?” platter for about 6 months. It’s probably all dried-out now. I need to mix it with some soft clay & make Jupiter Beads!

  51. Lisa Whitham, 10 March, 2010

    @Phaedrakat – Hold your horses there gal… I’ve not baked them yet. I’m waiting until I have 2 full bead racks before I bake. *grin* That might be a while…or not. I’ll let you know as soon as I’ve got ’em posted… In the mean time I do have my Tribal beads posted if you want a peek at them…? Here’s the link:

    Clay On,
    ~Lisa :)

  52. Phaedrakat, 13 March, 2010

    @Lisa Whitham: I’ve held my horses pretty well, right? *smile* (with anticipation, tho’) Your tribal beads are wonderful! I need to make some of those. Soon, very soon. I got a better look at your watercolor & (other) Jupiter beads from the contest. Awesome! Although they were pretty on the ‘contest’ page, it’s way cooler seeing them up close in a larger picture. Some of the color combos you used were really gorgeous – I’ll bet you get compliments on those beads all the time!

    Thanks for letting me see your creations, especially since I was being so pushy. Sorry about that (well, kinda sorry?) So, uh, let me know when that bead rack gets full, K? No hurry… ;-D

  53. Cindy Lietz, 12 March, 2010

    Hi all, I just thought I’d better pop in here so you don’t think I am not reading all your fabulous comments! I am so glad you all are having fun with the tutorials and are building yourself a fabulous community by chatting away with one another. There is so much going on around here it is hard for me to keep up!

    While I’m on the topic of connecting, Adelle if you are looking for others from Kentucky, make sure to keep adding ‘From Kentucky’ to your comments so that others can see where you’re from. Also try typing in ‘Kentucky’ into the search box at the top of the page and there may come up some comments of others talking about being from there. Have fun and hopefully you will find someone else here from your area to connect with!

  54. Cindy Lietz, 24 March, 2010


    Polymer Clay Projects

    Hello to Everyone,

    Some new Spotlight project pictures that relate to the topic of this page (Glow in the Dark Polymer Clay), have just been added in another post. They were submitted by Bonnie-K. The link by my name will take you to where you can see them, along with a bit of a write up. Hopefully they will inspire you to achieve great things with your own polymer clay projects.

  55. Cindy Lietz, 03 April, 2010


    Polymer Clay Projects

    Hello to Everyone,

    Some new Spotlight project pictures that relate to the topic of this page (Glowing Jellyroll Canes), have just been added in another post. They were submitted by Carolyn-F. The link by my name will take you to where you can see them, along with a bit of a write up. Hopefully they will inspire you to achieve great things with your own polymer clay projects.

  56. Cindy Lietz, 17 April, 2010


    Polymer Clay Jewelry Projects

    Hello to Everyone,

    Some new Spotlight project pictures that relate to the topic of this page (Glow in the Dark Jelly Roll Cane), have just been added in another post. They were submitted by Carole Holt. The link by my name will take you to where you can see them, along with a bit of a write up. Hopefully they will inspire you to achieve great things with your own polymer clay projects.

  57. Cheryl H, 11 May, 2010

    @ Cindy – I have my supplies ready for making a glow in the dark jely roll cane. You said in your tutorial to make the colors pop it ‘s better to use the cane on white. Did you mean the core bead or pendant back should be white? Or can i use the slices from the cane straight as they are.

  58. Phaedrakat, 11 May, 2010

    @Cheryl H: I believe Cindy meant to put the slices of the cane onto white core beads or pendant backs instead of on a DARK clay. That’s because the Glow-in-the-Dark is a little bit translucent. Using the cane on light clay allows light to pass thru more easily, letting the colors “pop”. You can use the slices on their own, as well. Light passes through “nothing” even better! LOL

  59. Cindy Lietz, 14 May, 2010

    @Cheryl H: There is nothing to add to Phaedrakat’s great answer. Hope that helps!

  60. Cheryl Hodges, 16 May, 2010

    Thanks Cindy and Phaedrakat. I thought so but just wanted to make sure and not mess it up. My head still feels so congested – this virus is taking it’s time – 8 days now but I think its on its way out.

  61. Sandy T, 21 May, 2010

    Does anyone know what I may have done wrong? My GITD cane does not glow in the dark. I believe I followed the tutorial step by step but something went wrong for me. I made it up into a few beads, they look good but they do not glow at all. I want to try it again soon. Thanks, Sandy

  62. Cindy Lietz, 21 May, 2010

    @Sandy T: The only thing I can think of is that either the cane and beads need to be ‘recharged’ by sitting near a strong light for awhile or that maybe you used too much ink. Try these things and let us know if you can get them to glow.

  63. Jocelyn, 18 July, 2010

    Sorry, forgot. These glow in the dark canes make excellent solar systems and star constellations to put on the ceilings and walls in kids’ rooms. Just need double stick tape to adhere them. Can just imagine how gorgeous, and what an excellent way to teach a child to look up at the nite sky.

  64. Michele M, 21 June, 2011

    Regarding Premo discontinued colors… Have you heard whether or not the petition to keep cobalt blue and zinc yellow in the Premo lineup had any success? Also, I believe Premo’s Glow in the Dark was discontinued as well. I was late coming to your webiste and was so excited to see the tutorial where you used GITD clay. And then when I attempted to purchase some, I was very disappointed to find out it was no longer being manufactured. Has anyone ever tried mixing glow in the dark dry pigment into clay to try to emulate the glow in the dark clay they’ve taken off the market? I know there are paint mediums and dry glow in the dark pigments out there. If I were to try it, would you recommend mixing the pigment with translucent clay or a mixture of translucent and white clay. Also, I know Sculpey III has a glow in the dark clay (I think, anyway). But my understanding is that the Sculpey III line is soft and not great for caning. Would leaching some of the plastisizer out of this clay give me what I’m looking for?

  65. Cindy Lietz, 24 June, 2011

    @Michele M: Hi Michele, Well the petition worked to a certain extent! After hearing our pleas (and others in the industry) to save Cobalt Blue, Zinc Yellow and Sea Green, Polyform did agree to continue the sale of Cobalt Blue and Zinc Yellow through three online distributors in the States. They are Polymer Clay Express, Munro Crafts and Creative Wholesale. As far as the GITD clay, I know that Sculpey III is quite soft and is not as strong as Premo but for a cane as simple as this, it should be just fine. (I have heard it has improved since I was complaining about it a couple of years ago. See link by my name.) Just add the cane slices to a Premo base and you shouldn’t have any problems.

    To be honest, I wish they hadn’t discontinued any of the products. It makes it more difficult to keep information up to date when products are always changing. Adding products is always nice. Just don’t take any away… unless they suck! All of the discontinued colors and antiquing mediums were awesome. They should have stayed in production (IMO)!

  66. PATTY JORGENSON, 29 May, 2012

    every new tutorial I purchase inspires me into something else. Lately been looking at faux abalone sp? some tuts, not yours, Cindy are interesting but I bet you have it nails pretty well. . any way gonna try the glow in teh dark jr now. and down teh road will attempt abalony. awh baloney LOLOL thanks Cindy for your inspiratoins.

  67. Cindy Lietz, 29 May, 2012

    So glad you are enjoying the tutorials Patty. You are getting closer and closer to having a complete set of the back issues in your library account. That is awesome!

  68. Carolyn Duncan, 20 March, 2013

    I have tried this twice now with less ink the second time and still no “glow” The clay starts with a glow but appears to loosed it during the process. Very careful with temps both times. Any suggestions. I have some nice buttons but none that glow?

    The GITD clay is about 12 months old and has been opened. Will try again with unopened clay. will do some tests with clay first before inking.

  69. Cindy Lietz, 21 March, 2013

    Hi Carolyn, like you said, it would be a good idea to check to see if the clay is glowing before you add the ink. It could be a problem with the clay I guess. Also, you just may need to recharge the clay by holding it under a bright light. I find this will usually do the trick!

  70. Joy Davis, 15 July, 2014

    Hi Cindy,
    Well, I finally figured it out, well most of what we were going back and forth about today, Thanks so much for that! I just bought this tut and watched it and I loved it, brought me back to my o’le hippie day’s lol…
    I really enjoyed the inks, (wanted to know all about them) and i’ve alway’s been drawn to the “Glow in the dark” it’s just so cool!
    I’ll be up very late because now I want to watch all the latest purchases i’ve made lately and I’ve got to find that color recipie with the aquaish bubbles on the side of the building, I also want to know if you did those capsules mixed to make a recipie, I think I asked you, but I don’t know for sure if it was you that showed it, seems like something cool that you would have done!
    Goodnight everyone,
    Hope all is great in our polymer world!
    Joy :0)

  71. Cindy Lietz, 17 July, 2014

    Thank you Joy for your kind words! Those little capsules were in the beginners course. I think they were in video #15. And the aqua color recipes you are referring to are in Vol-031-B Metallic Dots Palette. Whenever you are looking for color palettes, just go to the top of the blog and click the Topic Categories Tab. In there you will find a link to the Color Recipes. You can scroll through them until you find the ones you are looking for. Have fun, as I know you are!

  72. Joy Davis, 17 July, 2014

    OK you all, How is our wonderful PC community? I’ve been driving poor Cindy nuts with questions, I think I have most of the answered, but who know’s how to open the color palettes???
    I found them at the top of the blog page, it’s there and I’m looking at it but can’t open it? I know it’s me, but please help so our leader won’t kill me or kick me out of the group, lol, (She’s been wonderful) and taught me so much, I hope it’s just a silly button or something, if anyone can help, I’ll be forever greatful! and do I come back here to find out? I’ve never blogged before, I know, you couldn’t tell! lol…Well I hope someone out there can hear my plea…
    Thanks so much in advance,

    PS Since I’m asking, does anyone know how to get my picture up on the blog? Cindy tried, but it didn’t work on me (lost cause)…
    Take care everyone,
    Joy :)

  73. Cindy Lietz, 20 July, 2014

    Hi Joy,

    I just sent you an email with details about how the color recipe cards work.

    In regards to getting your picture up on the blog… to replace that “grey person box” that shows beside each of your comments… that is called a Gravatar.

    Here is the Gravatar Link to where you can upload your photo… it is a “third-party” service.

    I look forward to being able to “see” you soon :-)

  74. Katy Alexis, 26 February, 2016

    Wow! This looks so fun! I’d never heard of glow in the dark clay before… I wonder if they still make it? What a nifty little thing to incorporate into different designs! I wonder if the glow keeps glowing after years of hanging around, or does it fade after awhile? Thanks for this fun idea!

  75. Cindy Lietz, 14 March, 2016

    Hi Katy, they don’t make Premo Glow in the Dark any more, but SculpeyIII and FImo still do so you can use those brands for this technique if you wish and get pretty similar results. As far as how long the glow effect works… I have several beads that are many years old… and as long as they are ‘charged up’ with a light bulb, they still work. I don’t think it is a thing that will go away over time.

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