Learning and adapting new tricks with polymer clay is always fun! This past year, Teresa Pandora Salgado released her new tool set to help make interesting polymer clay canes, Canebenders!
Who Is Teresa “Pandora” Salgado?
Teresa “Pandora” Salgado is no stranger to KatersAcres or to the polymer clay world as a whole. [You can get her Top Five Techniques for making canes here.] She’s taking caning to a whole new audience. She’s taken the fear right out of making the “perfect” cane. While there’s still room for perfect canes like Julie Eakes or Wendy Jorre de St Jorre; Pandora’s natural teaching style let’s anyone (even me) feel GOOD about their canes, even when they do come out half wonky (like 50% of mine).
What Are Canebenders?
Cane Benders are a new tool that will help you change the shape and lines of any clay cane you are building. (Watch Pandora’s video below for a demonstration). But Canebenders are also more than that. You can use Canebenders for sculpting too. The smallest one is especially good at smoothing lines on large figurines and joining seams on piece-worked polymer clay.
To the left you will see a cane I made that was inspired by Pandora’s tutorials (see the video below). You can make your own cane very easily with a few simple jelly roll canes as Pandora demonstrates. Pandora is a well known teacher for her Curious courses as well as being a teacher for both years of the Polymer Clay Adventure.
Watch the Tutorial
How to Purchase Canebenders
If you would like your own set of Canebenders from Pandora, simply send your name & mailing address to Pandora. Costs are as follows:
Cane Benders: $18.00
US (domestic) Shipping: $2.74
Canada Shipping: $8.23
Europe Shipping: $10.20
Payment will go through Paypal direct to Pandora. You do NOT need a PayPal account to purchase these. Pandora will send you a PayPal invoice AFTER she has received your email. All you have to do is click “pay” and they will be on their way to you shortly.
“Polymer Clay Tutorial of the Month” is a new series we are running on the site. The series runs on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. If you would like to submit your polymer clay tutorial for consideration, please email me here.