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Feather polymer clay cane in angel white

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All white polymer clay feather cane. Almost completely white. I mixed a touch of pearl in with plain white clay and used a very pale tan to show the rays in the feather. This is the purest "white" I've made to date. It would be perfect to make angel wings with. Or fairy wings if you prefer. Or simply use as feather charms. I uploaded an extra shot of just some pieces.
Feather canes also work well as simple decorative design elements. Or could double as flower petals or even frosty leaves. Very versatile.



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Canes are sold in 2" long sections but I always cut slightly longer before shipping to allow for ends that won't be perfect.


Look at the extra images for one of this cane next to a coin for diameter.


Use;
Use polymer clay canes to make beads, buttons, cover objects or make scrap book pieces. Clay canes are very easy to use and I'm always happy to help if you have any questions.
Slice with a thin blade, either one made for clay or an exacto will work, slice off sections. You can simply slice pieces and bake to make easy beads, or apply to any surface that can handle being in the oven.



Polymer clay does not "dry out." It needs to be "conditioned" before using and all that means is out of the package, the clay needs to be worked, and churned. This blends the plasticizers within and assures when baked it will have optamum strength.
The process of making a cane assures that it has been well conditioned. And this only has to be done once. I've done it for you.

If your having problems, here are some tips. And if you still have problems please ASK ME. I'm more than happy to help out.

If the clay squishes, pop it in the freezer for a few minutes to stiffen it up making it easier to to get a nice clean slice.
Quarter inch thick pieces make nice charms for jewelry, or as scrap book pieces.
Paper thin slices work as a veneer on any surface that can take baking.
(Look at some of my eggs for this technique.)
http://www.artmakersworlds.com/Eggs.shtml

If you want to manipulate your slices, say stretch them, flatten, trim, shape or what ever, then it helps to actually warm your cane up a bit.
Holding it in your hands for several minutes does this just fine.
Sometimes you may need to give your cane what I call a "wake up squeeze." If yours seems too stiff, or hard to manipulate, try this.
Gently squeeze both ends of your cane together. This will make the cane shorter and fatter. (Also handy if you need larger pieces than the cane is.)
Then starting from the mid section, and with feathers I use a thumb finger pinch type grip, squeeze the feather together. Move along towards one end and repeat. All the way down.
Your basically compressing then re reducing it. And you only need a slight movement. This little bit of movement really goes a long way to making the cane more flexible.
You can also keep reducing making your cane longer and smaller until you get to what ever size you need.

The ONLY thing that can ruin a cane is if it gets over heated. Say in a hot car in the sun. Though it fully cures at 265f, it can start to harden at close to 100f. One lady put hers in a window cill to "warm it up" and ended up partially cooking it.
So how can you tell? If it crumbles, it's not good. Do that wake up squeeze I mentioned above. Unless it got cooked in transit, it will work fine.

Bake at 265f for a half hour to cure. (That's a half hour per quarter inch. Really thin slices can do with less. You can always bake twice, or at a lower temp for a longer period of time but don't over heat.)
Cured clay can be painted, drilled, sanded, varnished, (ask me with what.) or just left as is.
Clay can be baked repeatedly without any problems. So one idea for lets say beads, is to pre bake a bead form out of scrap clay, then apply slices from your cane, smooth, and bake again.
With feathers this can be quite striking.


To see every cane I ever made on one page, copy this and put it in a new window.

http://artmakersworlds.com/PolymerClayCanes.shtml


Enjoy and thanks for looking.

Materials Used

polymer clay

Product Attributes

Color: White

Shipping

United States
First Item: $3.10
Additional Items: $0.10

Canada
First Item: $6.00
Additional Items: $0.10

All Other Countries
First Item: $6.50
Additional Items: $0.10

Policies

"Bulk orders."

I've been asked often enough what is a bulk order that I decided to spell it out here.

Ten or more canes qualifies as a bulk order and will get you ten more canes free! DOUBLE UP!
To take advantage of this you MUST contact me first.
Give me your list of choices, let me make sure I have enough on hand. Then I'll set up your custom listing at the discounted price.

Another way is with custom requests. I have been asked on occasion to come up with a specific design, then that customer wants the entire batch. (On average, I make about 2' of cane, but that all depends on the design. Could be more could be less.) The price in that case will depend on the complexity of design and quantity and will be quoted in person. But it will be a good discount over the regular per piece price. Your saving me time to cut, wrap and individually pack so I'm happy to pass that savings along.




Shipping;

I generally ship the next day, sometimes the same day as payment is received.

I do not ship on weekends. Also... I live in Michigan where we get snow. LOTS of snow. In winter months I may not be able to get out as fast or as often as I like. But I will let you know via email if there is a delay.

For packages within the USA my rates seem to work out perfectly.
If shipping is higher than what I charged, it's because you bought a lot. I'm delighted and will cover the extra cost to ship.

International shipping is a good guess. Usually what I have is too high. And if it is, I will round up to the nearest dollar and refund via pay pal. (So if you are sending a money order, contact me FIRST. I'll adjust the rate accordingly.)



I ship using USPS and will get delivery confirmation on every package. If something doesn't arrive, or for what ever reason your not happy, please contact me. I'll do everything possible to make things right.


Payment methods;
I prefer pay pal.
I have removed Amazon as a payment option. If you absolutely have to use that contact me.
I do not yet take pro pay. Might in the future, we'll see.

If you really want to keep amazon, or want pro pay please contact me and let me know.

Sorry but I can no longer take personal checks. Money orders are ok, postal ones are preferred. And allow extra time as I can't ship until payment arrives.

NOTE; re mailing money orders;

I will take US POSTAL money orders only!
If you need to send any other form of money order please contact me first. I may make an acception.

Returns and Refunds
So far I've never had anyone ask to return something. However, I want my customers happy. (I want my customers coming back.) If for any reason your not satisfied please contact me. I don't bite. And the only way to make things better is when someone complains.
I pack and store my canes better than when I started out all because of a complaint. If no one says anything I'd never know there was a problem.
I'll do what ever I can on a case by case basis. Just let me know if there is any problem.

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What people are saying about this product…

Guest Shopper says:
very very nice, and elegant.
12/27/2012
Patron126499 says:
This is totally gorgeous. Can't wait to use it.
3/1/2013
Guest Shopper says:
love it!
4/6/2013
Guest Shopper says:
this feather is past pretty beyond, breath taking
4/13/2014
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