Letter D Polymer Clay Alphabet Cane Tutorial

Here is another free step-by-step tutorial as part of a series of articles on making letter canes with polymer clay. (Click here for a list of all of the other alphabet canes.)

One day I’ll develop full tutorials with proper instructions, but in the meantime, here is a basic tutorial for creating a polymer clay cane with a letter “D” design:

Letter D polymer clay alphabet cane

Step-by-step instructions: Letter “D” polymer clay alphabet cane

You will need:

Step 0: Condition the clay (i.e. run each colour through the pasta machine about ten times each, until they become very flexible)

Step 1: Cut off approximately one third of the white clay, and put it aside for now in order to work with the larger white piece first:

Letter D polymer clay alphabet cane with a third cut off
Put aside a third for later

step 2: Using the larger block of white clay, roll a cylinder about 3cm tall, with a diameter of approximately 2.5cm:

 

Letter D polymer clay alphabet cane - roll a cylinder
Roll a cylinder

Step 3: Roll the black clay into a sheet approx 1.5 mm thick:

Letter D polymer clay alphabet cane - roll out a black sheet of clay
Black sheet of clay

Step 4: Slice off approximately one quarter from the left side of the cylinder and save it for later:

Letter D polymer clay alphabet cane - cut a third
Cut off a third

Step 5: Cover the outside of the cane with the black sheet of clay. Trim off any excess black clay:

Letter D polymer clay alphabet cane - cover with black
Cover with black sheet

Step 6: Replace the slice from the left side of the cylinder, then using the smaller block of white clay that was set aside in Step 1, roll out the clay on the thinnest setting of the pasta machine and cover the outside of the cane:

Letter D polymer clay alphabet cane
Cover with thin white clay

Finished cane:

Letter D polymer clay alphabet cane