Letter O Polymer Clay Alphabet Cane Tutorial

Here is the latest letter in the free series of step-by-step tutorial articles on making polymer clay letter canes. (Click here for a list of all of the other alphabet canes so far.) This one is so easy you probably don’t even need a tutorial for it, but just for the sake of completeness, here it is: Letter O polymer clay alphabet cane:

Letter O polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial - KayVincent

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

You will need:

  • Approx. 30g white polymer clay (i.e. half a standard-sized block of clay)
  • About. 8g of black polymer clay (approx. an eighth of a standard block)
  • A pasta machine or clay roller (example from Amazon)
  • Tissue blade – a.k.a. polymer clay slicer blade (example from Amazon)

Step 0: First, make sure that the clays are ‘conditioned’ (roll each colour separately through the pasta machine on the thickest setting about ten times so that they become very flexible)

Step 1: Slice off around a third of the white clay and put it to one side for now in order to work with the larger white piece first.

polymer clay letter O alphabet cane free tutorial - cut off a third of the clay for later
Cut a third off.

Step 2: Using the larger block of white clay, roll it into a cylinder around 2.5 cm (1 inch) wide, and 2.5 cm diameter tall:

polymer clay letter O alphabet cane free tutorial - roll into a cylinder
Roll into a cylinder

Step 3: Using the pasta machine, roll the black clay into a sheet approximately 2mm thick (e.g. using the middle setting of the pasta machine):

polymer clay letter O alphabet cane free tutorial - roll out black sheet of clay
Roll out a black sheet

Step 4: Wrap a single layer of the sheet of black clay around the sides of the white cylinder, and then trim off any excess black:

O cane - antepenultimate step - KayVincent
Wrap with black

Step 5: With the smaller white piece of clay that was set aside in Step 1, roll it through the pasta machine on the thinnest setting. Then wrap layers of the thin white sheet around the outside of the cane:

Letter O polymer clay cane - penultimate step - KayVincent
Wrap with white

Finished Letter O:

Letter O polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial - KayVincent

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