Striped Cane – An Easy Polymer Clay Cane Project For Beginners

Striped Polymer Clay Cane

Vid #033: Preparing Your Polymer Clay For Making Striped Canes:

This is one of the first polymer clay canes that every beginner should learn. It’s easy to make and is the starting point for other canes such as the checkerboard cane.

When making the striped cane, it’s best to use the same brand of clay for the different color stripes in your cane. This is so that all of the clay will be of the same consistency and will therefore reduce evenly. It’s also important to condition each of the different colors to the same degree before you combine them together in your striped cane project.

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The full version of the “Striped Cane” preview video shown above, is included in my Polymer Clay Bead Making Fundamentals Course [SEE Video #33 of 39]. In it I demonstrate how to make a striped cane using 2 colors. But there’s no rule that says you can’t use more that.

  1. Cindy Lietz, 14 April, 2008

    There are so many things you can do with the polymer clay striped cane. Cut thicker slices to make square beads or tube beads. Or thin slices to layer on top of base beads and pendants. Plus you can incorporate your striped cane into other canes to make borders and geometric patterns. The possibilities are endless.

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  2. Katina, 24 August, 2008

    I’ve made a striped cane and now am ready to move on to the video to see what other interesting bits of info I can pick up.

    Isn’t Cindy great! Where would all of us beginners be without her.

  3. Cindy Lietz, 05 September, 2008

    Thank you Katina! :-)

  4. Arathy K, 21 April, 2014

    Hi Cindy,

    Your beginners course was very informative and as a beginner it gives me lots of confidence to start my work. The main thing I like about your videos are they are short and up to the point. You covered each and every basics needed for a beginner. I am thankful to you for showing me the right way to start my work. I have already made some beads and necklaces and love them. You are simply superb!


  5. Cindy Lietz, 22 April, 2014

    Hi Arathy,

    So glad to hear the Beginners course was helpful for you. Thanks for taking the time to send your thoughts. Sharing feedback like this really gives others great insight about what they can expect from the video tutorials. I appreciate your help.

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    Very much looking forward to hearing more about how your beads and jewelry projects are coming along.

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