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
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):
Step 2 – Slice off about one third of the white block of clay (which will be used in a later step):
Step 3 – Using the larger piece of white clay, roll a cylinder with approximately 2.5cm diameter and 2.5cm tall:
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):
Step 5 – Cover the flat side of the larger piece with one layer of black clay. Trim off any excess black clay as necessary:
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:
Step 7 – Cover the two flat sides of the “<” shape with one layer of black clay. (Trim off any excess black clay as necessary.) Then reassemble the cane:
Step 8 – With the smaller piece of white clay left over from Step 2, run it through the pasta machine on the thinnest setting, then wrap the outside of the cane with this thin ribbon of white clay.