Letter T Polymer Clay Alphabet Cane Tutorial

This “Letter T polymer clay alphabet cane” is the latest part in my series of free step-by-step articles on making polymer clay letter canes. Click here for a list of all of the other alphabet canes so far. There are only six more to go now, until the end of the alphabet! Even better – they are all fairly straightforward to create. So here is the…

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Letter T polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial

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

You will need:


Step 0: Condition the clay.

Step 1 – Roll the black clay into a sheet approx. 1.5mm thick (usually the middle setting of a pasta machine):

Letter T polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial - sheet of black clay
Sheet of black clay

Step 2 – Cut off about a quarter of the white block of clay and save that piece to use later:

Letter T polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial - cut off a quarter
Cut off a quarter.

Step 3 – Roll the larger piece of white clay into a cylinder approximately 30mm diameter (1.2inches):

Letter T polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial - create a cylinder
Roll a cylinder

Step 4 – Cut horizontally across the cylinder, starting about a fifth of the way down from the top:

Letter T polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial - cut horizontal line
Cut off top

Step 5 – Cut the larger piece in half down the middle:

Letter T polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial - cut vertical line
Cut larger piece in half

Step 6 – Insert a layer of the black clay (from Step 1) between the two larger pieces of white clay, and then add a layer of black clay to the flat side of the small piece of white clay. Trim off any excess black.:

Letter T polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial - insert black clay
Insert black clay.

Step 7– Assemble the cane pieces as shown below:

Letter T polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial - reassemble cane pieces
Assemble the cane.

Step 8 – Using the piece of white clay from Step 2, roll it through the pasta machine on the thinnest setting, then wrap the thin layers of white around the sides of the cane:

Letter T polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial - wrap with white clay
Wrap in white clay.

Step 9 – Reduce the cane.


Finished Letter T polymer clay alphabet cane:

Letter T polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial

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