Saturday, 27 April 2013

Ladybird Polymer Clay Cane

I recently made this ladybird polymer clay cane. I thought it would go well with my dragonfly cane and mushroom cane

I packed the cane to an oblong shape as I didn't want to use lots of translucent. I reduced the cane by making an oblong shape between my thumb and forefinger and choking from the middle outwards.

As you can see I did get a little distortion so it may have been better to use the play doh technique here and reduce a round cane. When I try that one, I'll let you know how it goes!

I also made this snow capped flower cane from Tamishvat's tutorial. I can recommend it.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Cane Giveaway!

Hello Folks.

A couple of weeks ago I made a backgroundless mushroom cane and asked if you would be interested in winning a bit. Well I had some positive comments about this one so finally here it is!

My cane giveaway!

I'm doing 2 giveaways and for each one the winner will get 3 inch long bits of mushroom cane (various sizes) plus a bit of scrap to practice slicing as the cane is a bit delicate.

Here's how you can try and win:

1) Become a follower of my blog. Leave a message on this post to let me know how you would use the mushroom cane if you won. I'll pick my favourite answer and that person will receive the magic mushrooms!

2) Become a fan of my facebook page (, leave a comment on the large piccie of the mushroom canes, saying you want to win. I'll pick a winner using a random generator. 

If you are already a follower or fan, simply leave your comments. 

I'll be holding the giveaway until Sunday 5th May when I'll reveal the winners so get your comments ready!

Friday, 12 April 2013

Polymer Clay Friendly Cling Film

Hi UK Folks

Wouldn't you just love to be able to find a brand of cling film locally that doesn't react to polymer clay? One that doesn't end up all squidgy and sticky a week after you have used it on your clay?

Well I found one! The Co-op do a Non-PVC brand of cling film that has not yet reacted to my clay!

I had some Premo and Kato clay wrapped in the Co-op cling film for 6 months now and it's fine. No reaction, I think the clue is in the "non-pvc" bit as polymer clay contains PVC, so this must react to the cling film with pvc. 

Its isn't the strongest brand of cling film so it can be a little annoying in that respect, but YOU CAN FIND IT AT YOUR LOCAL SUPERMARKET. Whoop!! 

I found some in Sainsbury's too but I haven't had a chance to test this brand. I'll let you know how that goes!

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Polymer Clay Dragonfly Cane

I was having a ponder on what I do with my little mushroom canes (see here if you missed that post: As these mushrooms are quite fantastical, I wanted to make a cane along the same lines. 

Here is my new dragonfly cane

Ok, a dragonfly isn't a creature of fantasy, but there is certainly something magical about them when they dart around the garden and pond. 

What do you think of him? If you really like him and are based in the UK, you can find this little fellow for sale now in my folksy shop.