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Spider web polymer clay cane

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No garden is complete without a few little spider webs.

Originally I made this cane in time for Halloween. The "spooky spider" web. And I had lots of it.
>>> This one is the last piece. <<<

The color is a little unusual. It may appear to be black on white but the web is actually a very dark green. And yes, that background is white, not a raw translucent. It's an off or ivory white.

I have taken slices off this cane, rounded them off slightly and baked, glued posts on the back and made simple earrings out of those. VERY easy to do.

Materials Used

polymer clay

More Info

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Canes are sold in 2" sections but I always cut slightly longer to allow for imperfect ends due to packing. See the extra images for one of the cane next to a penny for diameter.

TIPS ON HANDLING!
A few people left me less than outstanding feedback claiming their cane was "dried out."
Polymer clay does not "DRY OUT!" It is not an air dry clay.
I'm adding a few more tips in my listings now. Please, if your having any problems, contact me.

NOTE; OLD clay still in a package, even a sealed never opened package can become crumbly and hard to work with. Believe me I've had more than a few old blocks to deal with.
But... they can be saved. It takes work, a ton of extra conditioning time, but once that has been done, and all the plasticizers have been thoroughly disbursed throughout, and the clay is pliable, it does not need to be conditioned again. EVERY CANE has been more than thoroughly conditioned just by the process of making and reducing it. I can pick up a piece of cane I made years ago and still work with it.

Only two things that can ruin polymer clay.
If you lay your clay on paper, or cardboard, or cork, or wood, it can "leach." Those materials will suck the chemicals right out of your clay and that will dry it out. Clay artists use this sometimes when new clay is so soft it's downright sticky. But NONE of my canes sit in contact with any of that. I cut and wrap mine in plastic as soon as they are made and those are stored stacked up so the ends are not touching anything. Air, will NOT dry out canes.

The other thing that will ruin clay is heat. If it sits in a hot car it can partially cure. One lady put hers on a window cill in the sun to "warm it up" and actually cooked it partially. If your cane crumbles, then it probably got overheated somewhere and in that case it's pretty much ruined. This can happen in transit if your postal delivery person left boxes in a closed car. I have no control over that. All I can suggest is if your having a heat wave, it's probably not a good time to buy raw clay. (In the hundreds of canes I've sold, this has only happened once and that customer told me they had 110 temps that week. Probably not a good time to buy raw clay.)

MORE TIPS;
1. If you need to get a clean slice without any distortion, start out with a good sharp blade. Then it helps to chill your cane first. Makes it much easier to slice without it distorting.

2. If you need to work your cane, reshape like with my feather canes, resize, flatten, stretch, or use to apply to other items, then you want to do the exact opposite. You will need to warm up your cane. Holding it in the palm of your closed hand for several minutes will do the job.

Another trick before trying to shape pieces is to "wake it up." Again, canes have already been well conditioned but they may sit for a long time after that before you get it. So pick up your cane, still in it's plastic and give it a gentle squeeze. Not enough to distort or smoosh it, just enough to make the clay move. Do this in one direction, turn it and repeat. That little bit of movement tends to "wake up" the clay and helps greatly when it comes time to slice and work with it.

If your still having problems
CONTACT ME! I'm very easy to work with. I want happy customers. A happy customer is a repeat customer. But I can't help anyone who just has problems then fires off feedback claiming "dry clay" when it's not.
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Use;
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Slice with a thin blade, either one made for clay or an exacto will work, slice off sections.
If the clay squishes, pop it in the freezer for a few minutes to stiffen it up making it easier to 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

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, or just left as is.



Enjoy and thanks for looking.
















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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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