Cool Clay Techniques - Polymer Canes, Mokume Gane and More

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Experimenting with Mokume Gane Effects in Polymer Clay Video

Mokume Gane Polymer Clay Experiments video

My mokume gane addiction continues… I made a number of jewelry pieces with the mokume gane created in my last tutorial video. As I cut and shaped I noticed that I really liked some of the patterns that showed up. But their appearance seemed rather random. So in this video I set out to experiment with […]

Valentine Hearts Mokume Gane Jewelry Explosion

Valentine Hearts Polymer Clay Mokume Gane Earrings white pink hearts

I found a new addiction! Mokume Gane There’s something magical about slicing into a funky looking block of clay to reveal magical pattern after magical pattern. Not familiar with this technique? See my Rainbow Mokume Gane Video I created several Valentine’s Day inspired pink/red mokume gane stacks for my Mokume Gane experiments video (coming soon). […]

Polymer Clay Mokume Gane Earrings and Pendant Video

Mokume Gane Polymer Clay Jewelry tutorial

Ok I admit, I’m addicted to Mokume Gane. It all started with that Rainbow Pen and those beautiful colors popping out at every layer. So I took it a step further with this video as I show you step by step how I created two different style of mokume gane pendant and earrings jewelry sets. This […]

Mokume Gane Polymer Clay Rainbow Pen Tutorial Video

mokume gane polymer clay tutorial video by MagicByLeah

Mokume Gane is one of those techniques that always scared me. I’m not 100% sure why. Perhaps it looks too… complex? Or perhaps the idea that it’s hit or miss. You make the mokume gane stack and you’re stuck with it, there’s no ‘fixing it’ like with a sculpture. And so I studied mokume gane […]

How To Make a Simple Jelly Roll Cane in Polymer Clay

Jelly Roll Polymer Clay Cane Video Thumbnail

When it comes to millefiori, aka polymer clay canes, I think it’s best to start with a simple jelly roll cane. Since the design itself is fairly basic, you can focus on your technique with this cane, including blending colors, reducing and slicing. Here is my very first ‘action’ tutorial video showing you how to create […]

Rainbow Cane Polymer Clay Sculpting Tools

Polymer Clay Rainbow Sculpting Tools cane slices

Creativity in polymer clay comes from being inspired by everything around you. So how can one be expected to sculpt a masterpiece with a set of boring tools in hand? I’ve heard many versions of this phrase ‘An artist will be more inspired to create art, when working with a piece of art in hand’. […]

Magical Blue Wood Pattern Fairy Door in Polymer Clay

blue wood fairy door completed blue polymer clay wooden door

With my wood bookend base ready to go, it’s time to start sculpting the fairy door. When I picture ‘magical woods’ a pallete of sparkling midnight blues comes to mind. Just check out the background color on my website. So it seemed only fitting to create a magical blue wooden pattern for my fairy door, my […]

Reviving Polymer Clay Scraps

scrap clay tutorial red grouping

Scrap Clay is an ever growing constant for every polymer clay user. Every project has a few unused ‘ends’. When you create a clay-covered pen, reduce a millefiori cane, create props or costumes for your sculptures… the list goes on. In the past I’d simply combine my scraps into an unattractive brownish lump. All the […]