Polymer Clay Tutorial | Super Easy Spotted Lily Petal Cane [Video]

Spotted Lily Petal Cane BeadsVid #173: “Using
these cane methods
you are teaching us, we can
mimic nature to bring forth
what was once only in our
imaginations.” ~Cindy-E

Oh my gosh, you guys are going to love this Spotted Lily Petal Cane! It is so simple to make, but you can do so many cool things with it! Have a look at the preview video clip below for some cool bead shape ideas. There is a lot more creative potential with this cane than what you may realize!


Plus it is the perfect polymer clay cane for making Fall jewelry projects, since it utilizes this months Autumn Sunflower Color Palette.


It is so hard to believe that with some practice and patience, we (humans) can make such beautiful pieces with our own two hands and the proper tools. We can mimic nature, and we can bring forth what was once only in our imaginations using these cane methods that you are teaching us. I am learning that the sky really is the limit as far as what we can do with Polymer Clay. Thank you for sharing all that you do. You are appreciated :) ~Cindy-E

New techniques to further your experiences in this wonderful world of polymer clay and it’s endless ability to become whatever your heart desires. ~Lynn-W

Cindy, Well I’m so happy that you are so committed to this place and polymer clay because you and this place are an integral part of my life now. I work full time outside of the home and then I come home and clay and often dream of a day when I won’t have to work so much and just stay home and clay all day. I’ve worked in many mediums…. I was a fine arts student before I changed to nursing…. and I love polymer clay more than any other medium. It’s a medium that you can get immediate gratification from. I can go from a couple blocks of clay to a finished project within a couple hours…. ready to wear even!!!! I love that. There are so many materials you can use with PC that the possibilities are limitless. I think that’s my real love! There is and will be a new technique, a new shape, a new medium in which to add…. and someday I will discover something that no one else has…. that is exciting! PLUS!!!! I love creating… it’s a drive that powers my psyche, that infiltrates my being and lets me know that I’m validated and alive. It soothes and awakens my soul. If I did not create… I could not be me. So thank you Cindy for the reassurance that you too shall be here to be a light and guide on my journey. ~Melinda-H

I have made polished stone jewellery before, but polymer clay is so much easier and faster. Just in my 1st day I made 5 pieces, love the immediacy and possibilities. You have the best site on Polymer… I think. ~Philip-D

My eyes have been opened to the possibilities of working with polymer clay. Now the challenge is to source materials here in South Africa. I really love your work and am thoroughly enjoying your website. Regards. ~Annette-R

So much to look forward to, Cindy! I’m excited at all the possibilities, thanks for keeping things fresh and (always) inspiring. ~DJ

I’m beginning to learn that polymer clay is a never ending road of beauty. ~Charles-R

So on Friday, September 24th, 2010 at the Polymer Clay Library (Vol-028-4), the members video tutorial will teach you how make this super easy and extremely versatile polymer clay flower petal cane… that will blossom with possibilities for you.

Please Note: A general prerequisite for all of my weekly tutorials is that you have a good understanding of the polymer clay basics, including: conditioning clay, using a pasta machine, clay blade and other simple tools, making Skinner Blends or Teardrop Blends, baking clay, as well as sanding and finishing. If you need help in these areas, my Polymer Clay Beginners Course will get you up to speed quickly. There is also plenty of free information on this blog. Use the search box at the top of the page to find articles on specific topics.


Supplies & Tools: Video-028-4 Spotted Lily Petal Cane:

  • A 1 inch (2.5 cm) diameter ball of each of the following 4 mixed Premo color recipes from the Vol-028-A Autumn Sunflower Palette: 1A) Fresh Turned Soil; 2A) Red Brick Path; 3A) Autumn Squash; 4A) Golden Sunflower. Or feel free to use any other color of your choice.
  • Knowledge of how to do my Teardrop Blend or the Skinner Blend. Making color blended sheets is one of the fundamental polymer clay techniques that everyone should know how to do.
  • Pasta Machine.
  • Clay Blade.

The full version of the Vid-028-4 Spotted Lily Petal Cane video will be posted in the Polymer Clay Members Library on Friday September 24th, 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 “Spotted Lily Petal Cane” preview video shown above, is now avail for purchase at the Polymer Clay Library in the Volume-028 Back Issue Package.

Customer Feedback About Membership Value:

I just don’t understand why anyone who spends money on Polymer Clay, would not spend what little amount Cindy asks for her tutes. You just can not and will not beat this offer anywhere else. I know a lot of it is “oh I will just wait till next week”. Don’t make the same mistake I did. I have one huge regret. I wish I had joined the first time I ran across Cindy’s blog. Just give it a try. Cindy gives way more than she asks. Has done this from the beginning and would bet she will keep giving more and more and more and more. I don’t think anyone would ever regret becoming a member. Uuuuuuggggs to all. ~Peggy-B

I really look forward to your weekly videos Cindy & Doug, and have learned so much from them over the past year. I too have a library of polymer books and magazines and am fortunate to have a local Guild very supportive in my clay endeavors but still enjoy the video close-up, hands on view of projects well out of my reach normally. Being retired and on a pension I have to be thrifty but find the quarterly $9.95 US money well spent. Traveling now means always with my trusty laptop so I don’t miss those Friday A.M. videos or the comraderie of the daily blogs. ~Lawrence-S

Hi Cindy – Love your website – I just highly recommended you to a friend yesterday who was talking about making clay beads. Hope she signs up – will be the best investment she’ll make in learning how to make polymer clay beads. Take care. ~Samone

The following topics are included in this week’s Polymer Clay Tutor Library, Spotted Lily Petal Cane video tutorial:

  • See examples of several different beads, charms, pendants and canes made using the Spotted Lily Petal Cane.
  • Discussion of the colors of clay needed to make this highly versatile flower cane.
  • Learn a cool tip to keep your Skinner Blends or Teardrop Blends from getting too wide in your pasta machine.
  • And finally, find out how to cut, stack and build this fabulous flower petal cane to use in a multitude of polymer clay jewelry projects.

The full version of the “Spotted Lily Petal Cane” preview video shown above, is now avail for purchase at the Polymer Clay Library in the Volume-028 Back Issue Package.


  1. Ken H, 21 September, 2010

    Oooooh Wow, I can’t wait till friday, I love the flower lessons! Sculpture time again.

  2. Melinda Herron, 21 September, 2010

    woo hoo!!! That’s a fabulous cane. So excited for Friday!

  3. Tanya L, 21 September, 2010

    Cindy, you just made my week! My beautiful Tiger Lilies! Thank you so very much, Cindy!!!! And again.. it’s gonna be shear torture waiting til Friday!!! Ohh, wait til my oldest son sees this…he is gonna flip!

  4. pattw35, 21 September, 2010

    Can’t wait ! The colors are just perfect for fall ! So many ideas youv’e given us. How do you and Doug do it ?? Sure NOT complaining heehee

  5. Jeanne C., 21 September, 2010

    Love it!! Perfect for fall designs. :)

  6. Cindy Graveline, 21 September, 2010

    What a beautiful cane! I can’t wait! :)

  7. Cherie, 21 September, 2010

    Wow again!! You never fail to come up with exciting projects for us. This is a beautiful fall palette and the lily is among my favorite flowers. Can’t wait till Friday.

  8. Lupe Meter, 21 September, 2010

    Love the colors! Can’t wait to try it!

  9. DJ, 21 September, 2010

    Oh this will be awesome to learn!…I LOVE lilies too and this palette is just so fiery and gorgeous. I really like all the interesting ways you’ve incorporated this cane… giving us a lot to think about once again Cindy!! Looking forward to Friday…

  10. Linda K., 21 September, 2010

    Another winner!

  11. DawnB, 21 September, 2010

    I’m so looking forward to this one. Love the colors and the versatility. Thanks Cindy!

  12. Phaedrakat, 22 September, 2010

    Wow…that’s gorgeous — all of it! It’s a versatile cane, indeed…and you’ve shown us some stunning projects that will put it to good use. Thanks for always making Friday a “can’t wait until” day! :-) ~Kat

  13. Lawrence, 22 September, 2010

    I simply love this Autumn Sunflower colour palette and am really looking forward to using it in this Spotted Lily flower cane.

  14. carolyn, 22 September, 2010

    How great this is going to be. Hope I brought all the colors with me.

  15. Peggy Barnes, 22 September, 2010

    Autumn is upon us so along with the beautiful colors Cindy has made for us and Doug has caught a wonderful picture of, I need to change my wording. No more grand slams or out of the ball park. This is a TOUCH DOWN !!!!!!!!
    Wooooooo Hoooooooo. Our GrandKids have 3 day weekend off from school so they will be here anxious to watch this one with me.
    THANKS SO MUCH CINDY AND DOUG. Your very happy student, Peggy

  16. Loretta, 23 September, 2010

    Can’t wait for Friday! Love the cane

  17. Elizabeth Kerr, 23 September, 2010

    Hi Cindy thanks for the lovely spotted lily cane, really beautiful. Loved how the spots were done.
    Will have fun doing this one.
    XX E.

  18. Anne O, 24 September, 2010

    Brilliant loved it and how easy it is! Loved the waves it almost looked as if it had been painted! Thank you ! Anne x

  19. Brenda M, 24 September, 2010

    Beautiful! back home in KY, Tiger Lilies grow wild along the roads. I have always loved them. I agree with Anne O “Brilliant” I can’t wait to play with this one..

  20. Susan B, 24 September, 2010

    Great tutorial. As you say in the video I do try not to “be hard on myself” but I am sure it would be easier “not to be hard on myself” if my name was Cindy Lietz! I like the thought of being able to add spots to things. Thank you for another enjoyable Friday treat.

  21. Mrs Rainbow, 24 September, 2010

    LOVELY!!!! This one has a lot of possibilities, across all spectrums! ·:*¨A¨*:·.·:*¨Rainbow¨*:·.·:*¨Of¨*:·.·:*¨Thanks¨*:·.

  22. Maria, 24 September, 2010

    Well, I’ve actually made a couple of these canes before; but, as always, Cindy adds a few tweaks into her techniques and the results are fantastic! I’m also looking forward to making a rainbow selection of canes. This is going to be fun…

  23. Dorothy, 25 September, 2010

    Where can I buy those special flame dipped copper head pins that you showed in the spotted lily cane? I love that cane. I would like to try a necklace using the petals like you did.

  24. Cindy Lietz, 25 September, 2010

    @Dorothy: I can supply you with those copper headpins… click on the link by my name for more info.

    @Everyone: So glad to hear you are all enjoying this week’s video. Simple, elegant, easy. Can’t wait to see what you guys make.

  25. Sue C, 25 September, 2010

    You make such wonderful items, I can hardly wait to try my hand at these spotted leaves. It looks like so much fun. Thanks Cindy.

  26. Phaedrakat, 26 September, 2010

    Great tutorial…I adore flower canes (and flower petal canes.) This is beautiful, and you explained it perfectly…our tutor at her best! Such a lovely cane, and cool projects you made with it. Thanks so much! ~Kat
    PS: Love your “rainbow” Michelle! ;D

  27. Koolbraider, 26 September, 2010

    I was driving home the other day and was admiring the gorgeous sunflowers that were in the bright sun. What a beautiful pendant this would make, like the example in the video but put together slightly differently. The “fresh turned soil” color is something that needs to be used by anyone who gardens. I think that’s what draws me to that color especially.

  28. Kathy G, 29 September, 2010

    Hi everyone………just wanted to let you know that I finally posted some pictures on the facebook page…………some of the art sheets, mosaics and embedded links…….can’t wait to hear the feedback

  29. Phaedrakat, 07 October, 2010

    @Kathy: Worth the wait! So happy you posted your beautiful pictures — looks like you got lots of feedback, too. If you can, try to put a description under your photos, showing which techniques/tutes you used…others will help add video links if you have trouble, but they need to know the name of the technique… Thanks for sharing your work! :D

  30. Kathryn K, 16 October, 2010

    Can anyone else get the video tutorial on the iPad? Thanks for any info beadlady

  31. carolyn, 16 October, 2010

    Katheryn K – This has been discussed in a couple strings that you can find by entering iPad in the search field at the top of the left column here. If I’m not mistaken the bottom line is that it won’t work currently. But I could be wrong so do a bit of research through that search field and then you’ll have a really strong answer.

  32. Cindy Lietz, 04 November, 2010

    JUST POSTED… Member project photos that relate to the theme of this page… Super Easy Spotted Lily Canes.

    Polymer Clay Spotted Lily Petal Cane Jewelry

    You can view the larger images by clicking on the link by my name.

    BTW: Thanks to everyone above, who took the time to comment in this thread. Your feedback, support and engaging conversations are always such a wonderful part of my day. Although I don’t get a chance to address everyone individually, please know that I do read and give consideration to everything that is said here. ~Cindy

  33. Vedia E., 09 June, 2012

    Hello Again Cindy,
    This may seem like a silly question, how ever one that I must ask. When mixing the colors for this cane, what size are your parts that are used because I did not have the amount of clay in the end needed for the size to make this cane.

  34. Cindy Lietz, 13 June, 2012

    It doesn’t really matter what size the part is. If you need more clay for a project, you can use a bigger cutter. Just use the same cutter for all the parts. Here is a link to a tutorial that will teach you all about Mixing the Color Recipes.

    Hope that helps!

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