Letter K polymer clay alphabet cane

This is part of a series on how to make alphabet canes with polymer clay. (Click here to go back to the beginning, or here to check out the letter “J” cane.) Here is my favourite: the letter K polymer clay alphabet cane.

You will need:

  • Approx. 28g of white polymer clay (about half a standard block)
  • Approx. 8g of black polymer clay (about an eighth of a standard block)
  • Pasta machine or clay roller
  • Tissue blade a.k.a clay slicer

Instructions

Step 0 – Condition the clays.

Step 1 – Roll the black clay through the pasta machine, to approximately 1.5mm thick (usually the middle setting of a pasta machine):

letter K polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial - black sheet
Thin black sheet

Step 2 – Slice off about one third of the white block of clay (which will be used in a later step):

letter K polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial - cut off a third
Save a third for later

Step 3 – Using the larger piece of white clay, roll a cylinder with approximately 2.5cm diameter and 2.5cm tall:

letter K polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial - cylinder
Roll a cylinder

Step 4 – Cut off the left side of the cylinder, starting from about a quarter of the way in from the left edge. (Keep this smaller piece aside for using in a later step):

letter K polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial - cut off left side
Cut off left side

Step 5 – Cover the flat side of the larger piece with one layer of black clay. Trim off any excess black clay as necessary:

letter K polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial - insert black
Insert black sheet

Step 6 – Cut a “<” shape into the larger piece of white clay, so that the point of the “<” meets the middle of the black line: