I adore making gorgeous polymer clay canes. I think I could make them for the rest of my life and be happy! Here is a list of some of the things I make with canes. There are also tutorials, unbaked canes, and ideas in my etsy shop. However cutting even, consistent slices has never been easy for me. I often waste half my cane with ruined slices. So… here is a tool for slicing canes that you can make yourself! I made the whole thing out of mixed-up scrap polymer clay. I added lines where I would want to measure the thickness of each slice. Next I’ll make one with a rounded bottom for round canes. Remember three things that are still very important! 1) Squishy canes won’t slice well. You have to let the set for awhile. 2) Use a sharp razor or tissue blade. 3) Hold the blade at a slight angle pressing the sharp edge against the walls of the tool as you slide it down. This might even push the slicer back if its not heavy enough. in that case you’ll have to back it up with a book or a wall etc. I hope you’ll be able to make one yourself with these pictures.
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