Swirl Cane Tutorial

A tutorial on how to make these pretty swirl canes

What you will need:

Polymer clay
Acrylic rolling pin OR pasta machine.

Personally, I would always use a pasta machine for rolling out polymer clay like this as you will always get the precise thickness you want. However, if you don’t have a pasta machine, you can do this with an acrylic rolling pin.

Roll out two colours thinly and lay them flat on top of each other. Trim off the edges. The size of your square should be roughly 8cmx8cm

Once you have lay the pieces together, carefully roll the clay like a swiss roll. This will make the spiral on the inside of the cane.

Next, take two colours, and roll them flat. Trim the edges so they are 8cmx3cm. Cut several of these.

Lay them on top of each other as shown.

Next, cut slices off the side of your cane

Carefully put the slices lengthways onto the swirl cane you made earlier.

This is how your can should look once covered.

Roll out another colour, and wrap the cane in this colour. Trim off any excess.

Repeat the previous step as many times with as many colours as you would like. This is how your final cane should look.

You can reduce the size of the cane by gently squeezing, pulling and rolling. This needs to be done slowly, otherwise the clay will split.

Play around with as many colours as you like.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ichigocreations
    Jul 17, 2011 @ 09:01:49

    Good idea! I’ll try it ^__^

    – Francesca


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  3. lumar1298
    Sep 20, 2014 @ 03:09:44

    Lovely swirls… I may try in some of my projects…


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