Letter X Alphabet Cane Tutorial

This Letter X alphabet cane is part of a series showing how to create polymer clay letter canes (click here for all of the other alphabet canes so far.)

The letter X is so easy that you probably don’t even need this tutorial to show you how to do it! But just in case (and just so I end  up with a full set of alphabet tutorials), here it is…

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Letter X polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial with PolymerKay watermark 20190407

Step-by-step instructions: Letter “X” cane

You will need:

Black and white clay

Step 0: Condition the clay.


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

Letter X - black sheet of clay

Step 2 – Cut off around a quarter of the white block of clay and save it to use later on:

Letter X cane - cut off a quarter

Step 3 – Roll the larger piece of white clay into a cylinder about 25mm (1 inch) in diameter:

Letter X alphabet cane - white cylinder

Step 4 – Cut the cylinder in half diagonally (top left to bottom right), as shown below:

Letter X - cut diagonally

Step 5 – Using the black sheet of clay from Step 1, sandwich one layer of black between the two halves of the cylinder:

Letter X polymer clay cane  - insert black clay

Step 6 – Cut the cylinder in half diagonally the other way (top right to bottom left) as shown below:

Letter X alphabet cane tutorial - cut another diagonal

Step 7 – Using the sheet of black clay from Step 1, insert one layer of black clay and then reassemble the cane:


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

Letter X clay cane - wrap with white

Step 9 – Reduce the cane.


Finished Letter X polymer clay alphabet cane:

Letter X polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial with PolymerKay watermark 20190407

I hope you found this letter “X” tutorial useful. Have you tried making this cane? If so, please share any successes or problems via the comments section or contact us page.

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