Letter G Polymer Clay Alphabet Cane Tutorial

This article is part of a series of tutorials covering how to make letter canes with polymer clay. (Click here for a list of all of the other alphabet canes so far.)

Letter G polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial - KayVincent


I’m hoping to develop full tutorials with proper instructions and better photos, but in the meantime, here is a basic quick tutorial for creating a polymer clay cane with a letter ā€œGā€ design running through it:

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

You will need:

Step 0 – Condition the clay.

Step 1 – Slice off approx. one third of the white clay, and put it aside until later:

Letter G polymer clay alphabet cane step01
Cut off a third

Step 2 – Roll the larger piece of white clay into a cylinder approx. 2.5cm wide by 2.5cm high:

Letter G polymer clay alphabet cane - step3
Roll a white cylinder

Step 3 – Roll the black clay through the pasta machine to create a sheet of clay that is roughly 1.5mm thick (this is often the middle setting of a pasta machine):

Letter G polymer clay alphabet cane step02
Black sheet about 1.5mm thick

Step 4 – Cut the cylinder in half, horizontally:

Letter G polymer clay alphabet cane - step4
Cut in half horizontally

Step 5 – Cut the top section in two, with the left piece slightly larger than the right piece:

Letter G polymer clay alphabet cane - step 05
Cut top section in two

Step 6 – Rejoin the top left section with the bottom section:

Letter G polymer clay alphabet cane - step 06
Rejoin two pieces

Step 7 – Cut off a piece from the bottom section, roughly a quarter of the way in from the right hand side:

Letter G polymer clay alphabet cane - step 07
Cut off bottom right section

Step 8 – Cover the outside of the cane with the black sheet from Step 3. (Do not cover the two straight sides in the middle.) Trim off any excess black clay:

Letter G polymer clay alphabet cane - step 09
Cover outside of cane

Step 9 – Replace the bottom right section of the cane:

Letter G polymer clay alphabet cane - step10
Replace bottom right section

Step 10 – Cover the horizontal line with more of the black sheet:

Letter G polymer clay cane - earlier step - KayVincent

Step 11 – Replace top right section:

Letter G polymer clay alphabet cane - step11
Replace top right section

Step 12 – Using the smaller white block that was set aside in Step 1, roll it through the pasta machine on the thinnest setting and then wrap the thin white sheet around the outside of the cane:

Letter G polymer clay cane - penultimate step - KayVincent

Finished cane:

Letter G polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial - KayVincent

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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 (but sometimes canes for sale may be pre-cooked, so do check first…))

Update:

Here is an even quicker one-page reminder of how to create the letter G in polymer clay form. Hope you find it helpful :)

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Letter G polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial graphic - KayVincent

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