Polymer Clay Alphabet Cane Tutorial: Letter C

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.)

polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial: Letter C

 

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 “C” design:

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

You will need:

  • Approx. 30g (i.e. half a standard-sized block of clay)
  • Approx. 10g
  • or
  • (a.k.a. polymer clay slicer blade)

Step 0: Condition the clay

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

polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial: Letter C
Cut off a quarter and save for later

Step 2: Cut the remaining (larger) white clay piece in half. Roll the two resulting white clay pieces into cylinders with diameters approximately 1.5cm wide:

polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial: Letter C

 

Step 3: Roll the black clay into a sheet using the pasta machine. The thickness of the machine should be set to approximately 2mm thick (On most pasta machines this is the middle thickness setting.)

polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial: Letter C
Thin black sheet of clay

Step 4: Wrap one layer of the black sheet around ONE of the white cylinders. Trim off any excess black.

polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial: Letter C
Cover ONE white cylinder with black

 

Step 5: Split the cane right down the middle.

polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial: Letter C
Cut covered cane into two pieces

Step 6: Cut the white cylinder cane in half, as well:

polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial: Letter C
Cut white cylinder in half

Step 7: Stack the two halves of the black-covered cane:

polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial: Letter C
Stack the two cane halves

Step 8: Stack the two halves of the white cylinder:

polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial: Letter C
Stack the white cylinder halves

Step 9: Put the two flat sides of the new canes together:

polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial: Letter C - putting flat sides together
Put flat sides together

Step 10: Take the ‘spare’ piece of white clay that was put aside in Step 1, and roll it through the pasta machine on the thinnest setting. Wrap the thin white sheet around the cane:

polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial: Letter C - wrapping cane with white clay
Wrap cane with white

Finished cane:

polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial: Letter C - finished cane

 

 

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Finally, if you don’t have time to make your own canes at the moment, there are some sites selling canes that are pre-made and ready to use (e.g. here and in the link below (although sometimes canes for sale may be pre-cooked, so check first…)):

 

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