Polymer Clay Lily Petal Cane Mini-Tutorial
Make a gorgeous lily petal cane to make into gorgeous pendants for summer
- 2 or more colors of polymer clay
- Pasta Machine
- Your hands
- Use 2 or more colors of your choice and make a Skinner Blend (Premo! by Sculpey in White, Orange, & Fuchsia are shown)
- My canes are usually small canes, good for 3-4 uses only. The total amount of clay in the picture at the top left is less than one ounce and will make approximately 24 petals at 1/2″ tall each.
- Run your triangles (or teardrops) through the pasta machine on a medium setting.
- Keep running your blend through the pasta machine until your blend is even and the colors merge & combine seamlessly. (About 25-30 times).
- Now use the fan-fold technique to make a Skinner Blend Stack.
- Choose ONE end of this stack and run through your pasta machine at a thick setting.
- Continue to repeat this step placing clay in the same direction as the first time, but with each pass make the thickness of your blend smaller.
- Once your clay is in a nice super-long strip going nicely from one color to the next.
- Use the fan-fold technique to fold the clay in one inch sections.
- On each layer, add 2-4 black strips of clay as the “dots” on the lily petals.
- When you are finished you should have a stack that has “dots” from the bottom to just over half-way (bottom left picture above).
- Form into an oval shape and reduce until size is where you want it to be. Each of my canes are about 1/2″ to 1/4″ tall.
- Use as desired to make flowers, beads, pendants, & so much more.
Are you wondering what you can do with this cane?
- You can make pendants, beads, & so much summer-themed jewelry.
- You can also incorporate these canes into your sculptures.
- Use your cane ends to make Natasha beads.
- Use them as component pieces in kaleidoscope canes.
- Use them as portions of butterfly wing canes.
- Use your imagination, but have fun!
Thanks for joining me today,