Cane Diameter: around 1/4 inch (4-6 mm)
Walking cane Length: around 2 inches (5.1 cm)
This cane was handcrafted by me.
One of my small works of art, handmade from Fimo polymer clay.
This polymer clay walking cane is fully treated (baked) and yet flexible enough to be sliced to any density you desire. I likewise offer cane slicing blades in my shop: https://www.etsy.com/listing/19167041/comfort-grip-cane-slicing-blade?ref=shop_home_active_1
Pieces of this design can be abided by flat and curved surfaces – such as fingernails, toe nails, cell phones, wine glasses, welcoming cards, scrapbook pages, etc. They have a vast array of craft and appeal usages.
Ways to make use of these Fimo walking canes:
With Nail Polish:
Brush the nails with whatever color is wanted. (Note: lighter colors work better with most fimo slices.) After the polish has dried, get a Fimo slice with tweezers, holding the slice as near to the edge as possible. Using a brush-on nail glue, add a small bit of nail glue to the slice (use sparingly). Place the piece onto the nail in the position wanted. Wait a few seconds, then make use of a small piece of cling wrap to press the slice down all the method, sealing the edges of the piece versus the nail. Add more slices as preferred, but prevent overlapping the pieces when utilizing polish. When the nail glue is entirely dry, brush the nails with 2 or three coats of a clear acrylic nail polish. (Acrylic polishes work best with Fimo.)
With acrylic or gel:
Apply a thin layer of acrylic or gel to the nail.
Apply product and cure the layer according to package instructions. Then put pieces of clay nail art as above, bewaring not to overlap the edges of the slices. Slices can be trimmed or cut as desired to attain a clustered appearance by putting the cut slices so they touch. Lay a small square of cling wrap over the nail and finger, and push the plastic comfortably around the finger. Place nail under light for 1 minute, taking care to keep plastic wrap snug around finger. Remove plastic and continue with including clear gel or acrylic around and over the slices, paying unique focus on the edges and area in between slices. Remedy and file.
Note: If preferred, pieces can be carefully submitted with a nail file to make them thinner, however take care about filing overwhelming or the slice will partly file off. If you slip up in placement of a piece, you can submit the slice off and begin once more.
To get rid of slices: utilize a nail file and file the slices off. The clay easily eliminates by doing this.
For decorating products (cellular phones, crafts, doll house minis:
1. Glue: you can use the Fimo slices with any adhesive product. Fimo is non-toxic and acid-free. It quickly attaches to any surface with a percentage of adhesive. Usage plastic wrap in between the slice and your finger to smooth down the edges of the piece if they are persistent and do not desire to lay flat.
2. Paint: you can embed the pieces onto wet paint, placing them in the intended location then enabling the paint to dry. Adhesive may be necessary on curved surfaces.
For Making Beads: Slice the walking cane in 1/4 inch thick sections, then make use of a 1/8 inch drill bit to drill holes through the side of the bead.
The Fimo walking cane will last forever when saved in a cool dry location away from direct sunshine. (Direct sunshine will fade the colors with time, so utilizing the Fimo slices on outdoor items is not suggested.) All Fimo art is very well used at temperature levels above 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
Similar to all handcrafted items, small variations may happen in size, color, or design.