Jan 052018
 

Making canes out of polymer clay is fun and quite satisfying, but it can be time consuming.

After doing all of that work you want to get the most out of your cane and not waste it.

ff using LC mini slicer

That is why I decided to purchase the Lucy Clay mini slicer. I don’t cane very often, but when I do I find myself wasting large amounts of all that work and patterned clay while trying to get nice slices.

As I’ve mentioned before I decided on the mini slicer rather than the full-size, not just because the price was $100 instead of $200, but because it takes up a lot less space on the worktable. Although I haven’t had a chance to try the full-size version it would appear from the demonstrations I’ve seen that the mini slicer isn’t quite as accurate.

In today’s video I show a couple workarounds for ways you can make very thin, very consistent slices of polymer clay with the Lucy Clay Mini Slicer. This enables you to make veneers such as the one covering my business card case.

If you have an LC mini slicer or another similar product, I would love to hear your thoughts and observations.

I’ve seen DIY alternatives for slicing canes and I’m not certain if this is better than some of those. Let me know what you think!

Here are links to a few of the things shown in this video:

Enjoy the video and happy creating!

Watch the How To Use The LC Mini Slicer For Slicing Polymer Clay Canes-Friday Findings video at YouTube.

Nov 032017
 

For some time now I’ve been debating whether or not to invest in one of the Lucy Clay slicers for polymer clay.

I don’t do a lot of caning, so I haven’t gotten in all the practice that would make me a proficient slicer of beautifully thin, even slices.

ff mini slicer

Which is sort of annoying, because whenever I do take the time to make a cane I end up wasting a lot of it!

In today’s video I show you how to assemble the Mini Slicer and the other things I ordered from the Lucy Clay Store.

One thing I realized is that in these days of the Internet everywhere:

One should not rely solely on the printed instructions, but go check out the YouTube tutorial as well!

Here are links to other videos about the Lucy Clay Mini Slicer that you might find helpful:

Enjoy the video and happy creating!

Watch the How To Assemble the Mini Slicer by Lucy Clay Polymer Clay Tools-Friday Findings Tutorial video at YouTube.