This is a simple tutorial on how to make polymer clay (or icing if the mood takes you) Candy Canes
Step 1: Ingredients!
I used a red Fimo Effects and a translucent Premo Accents for the main cane, the translucent clay adds a touch of realism to the cane, you can however use pretty much any colour you want and I seriously recommend you experiment with colours.
I use various razor blades but for this project you can use pretty much any kind of knife including plastic ones if you are doing this with children.
Necklace, earings and ribbon:
Depending on what you plan to do with your canes you will need other bits n pieces, the ribbon can be used to good effect if you want to hang them off a tree.
Step 2: Preparing Your Clay
When making the 6 thin pieces make them as thin as possible and when I say thin I mean really really thin, all of the bits of clay above are just over an inch long, you can make them shorter or use less clay if you want, once you have made one then making more will become a breeze.
Step 3: Building the Cane
Step 4: Building the Cane (2)
Step 5: Rolling the Cane
Step 6: Making Baby Canes!
This is the point where you can now work on the size of your canes, if you simply cut a piece off and roll it out you can achieve smaller and smaller canes. To make a pair of earrings cut off 2 pieces the same size and roll them until they are the desired size.
Step 7: The Finishing Touches
Some links to more of my work.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask =)