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Polymer Clay Extruder Flower Cane Tutorial

I’m back with another polymer clay cane tutorial. This one relies heavily on a polymer clay extruder but a similar result is possible from shaping the clay by hand. I will give some hints and tips as I go along as to how a similar shape may be achieved without a clay extruder.

Polymer Clay Extruder Flower Cane Tutorial

I have used Fimo Professional in Navy Blue and White and a Makins Clay extruder.

How to make a polymer clay cane using a clay extruder……..

Polymer clay extruder flower cane

1) Condition some Navy blue clay so that it is soft enough to work with. Put the clay into the extruder and push is through using a teardrop shaped disc. If you don’t have a teardrop shaped disc or extruder then make a snake of clay and pinch one edge to make a pointed side. Continue squeezing the clay between your thumb and fingers all along the length of clay until the teardrop shape is formed.

Polymer Clay Extruder Flower Cane

2) Cut the extruded length into 6 even pieces. Each of mine are 9cm long. This made a lot of cane to work with so if a smaller amount is required then roughly half the amount would be good.

Polymer Clay Extruder Flower Cane

3) Put the teardrops together so that all the points line up in the centre. The clay will now look like a six petal flower.

Polymer Clay Extruder Flower Cane

4) Condition some white clay and push through the extruder using a triangle shaped disc. If this is not possible then make a long snake of white clay and pinch one edge whilst pushing the opposite side on the table. This will flatten one side and make a pointed top.

Polymer Clay Extruder Flower Cane

5) Cut the white triangle snake into 6 pieces so that each piece is the same length as the flower. Lay each triangle so that the point lies in between the petals. You may need to further pinch the pointed end so that is fits well between the petals. Make sure it is accurately lined up all the way along the length of the flower.

Polymer Clay Extruder Flower Cane

6) Push more white clay through the extruder to make long round snakes of clay. Alternatively roll the clay by hand.

Polymer Clay Extruder Flower Cane

7) Use these white snakes to go in between the gaps left between the white triangle shapes. Start squeezing the cane and rolling gently to form a smooth round shape and push the white clay together.

Polymer Clay Extruder Flower Cane

8) Soften more Navy blue clay and roll in through the pasta machine on a number 4 (on my machine number 1 is the thickest setting) or roll by hand until there is an even thickness of clay no more that a few mm deep. Roll this round the cane.

Polymer Clay Extruder Flower Cane

9) Extrude more white worms, bigger than before if possible, or roll by hand and more blue with a half moon disc. If you don’t have the half moon shape you could use a semi-circle shape and push something round against one edge to push it in or roll out a blue snake and push something round against one edge.

Polymer Clay Extruder Flower Cane

10) Put the white clay in the blue and gently pull the edges down around the white leaving a white edge all the way down.

Polymer Clay Extruder Flower Cane

11) Lay them along the cane with the white edge facing towards the inner part of the cane. Make sure that they are lying straight all along the length of the cane. Gently squeeze with your hand (or roll really gently) to get them to join together.

Polymer Clay Extruder Flower Cane Tutorial

12) Lay more extruded round white clay along the cane in the dips between the blue half moon shapes.

Polymer Clay Extruder Flower Cane Tutorial

13) Mix white with blue by adding blue in small amounts at a time until a mid blue shade is reached. Roll this through the clay machine on a number 5 and roll this once around the cane.

Polymer Clay Extruder Flower Cane Tutorial

14) Roll navy blue through the clay machine on a number 5 and roll this once around the clay cane.

Polymer Clay Extruder Flower Cane Tutorial

15) Reduce the cane and enjoy using it in your various projects.

Polymer Clay Extruder Flower Cane Tutorial

If you enjoyed this or want something a little easier then check out my beginner polymer clay cane tutorial.

You can also see here which are my top 5 polymer clay tools and why.

I hoped you enjoyed today’s tutorial. If you make it please tag me in any social media posts – I would love to see your work. You can find me here on Facebook and Instagram.

Happy crafting.

Hannah x

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5 thoughts on “Polymer Clay Extruder Flower Cane Tutorial

    1. Glad you like it Anita. I loved the combination of the blue and white together. I have made all manner of pendants as well just haven’t had time to varnish them and finish them into actual items of jewellery.

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