7 Unexpected Items to Make With Polymer Clay Canes

Explore the possibilities of working with polymer clay canes.

Skill Level

Beginner

Time

1-4 hours

Skill level
Beginner
Time
1-4 hours
Written By

The Etsy Studio Team

Written By

The Etsy Studio Team

Get inspired by polymer clay canes – a versatile handmade supply that comes in a wide assortment of styles and colors. Pro tip: Be sure to invest in a clay slicer and roller to ensure a clean slice and smooth surface for any project you embark on, and always remember to follow the instructions for bake times. Ready for some inspiration? Here are seven ideas to get you started.

You will need

 

1. Thumb tacks

Create decorative thumb tacks using blank tack backs, sliced and baked canes, and a little glue.
 

2. One-of-a-kind bangles

These patterned bracelets are made by slicing canes and adding them to the inside of a bracelet blank. Finish by baking in the oven – voila!
 

3. Ring dish

Get the look by rolling out your clay cane and baking inside of a small, heat-proof dish.
 

5. Light switch cover

Whimsical yet functional, this light switch cover is made entirely by hand, using several clay canes combined. Check out our tutorial for full instructions.
 

7. Compact mirror or lip balm cover

Customize beauty essentials by rolling out a clay cane slice and cutting in the same shape and size of your object. Bake, glue, and you’re ready to go.

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