CreativeCanes

Raw Polymer Clay Canes & Unique Gifts

Oakdale, Minnesota · 1355 Sales

CreativeCanes

Raw Polymer Clay Canes & Unique Gifts

Oakdale, Minnesota 1355 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(422)

Announcement   Welcome to my shop Creative Canes, I handcraft each millefiori cane you see from Premo, Souffle or a mix of Kato & Premo brand polymer clay, it will be marked in the listing of which clay is used, please make sure to read the descriptions as to your preference of clay.
All my pens and handcrafted unique gifts are made with all my own cane work and designs. So each one is unique and will differ from each other.

SHIPPING DAY - Monday only. I do not offer rush mailing options at this time.

Follow me on my Creative Canes Facebook page for coupons, updates, new cane listings and more.
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Announcement

Last updated on Jun 6, 2018

Welcome to my shop Creative Canes, I handcraft each millefiori cane you see from Premo, Souffle or a mix of Kato & Premo brand polymer clay, it will be marked in the listing of which clay is used, please make sure to read the descriptions as to your preference of clay.
All my pens and handcrafted unique gifts are made with all my own cane work and designs. So each one is unique and will differ from each other.

SHIPPING DAY - Monday only. I do not offer rush mailing options at this time.

Follow me on my Creative Canes Facebook page for coupons, updates, new cane listings and more.
www.facebook.com/Creative.Canes.by.Mel

Melanie Rollens

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Melanie Rollens

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About

Crafting with clay makes my day!

Welcome!
My name is Melanie, I am a polymer clay millefiori cane artist.
I am self taught in this wonderful medium of polymer clay.
I started selling my work online to help my family, my son is Autistic and required me to be a stay at home Mom, I am so proud of all the little steps my boy has over come and achieved but I needed something for myself and here it is, my little clay corner I bring to you all today.
I hope you enjoy creating some fantastic one of a kind items from my cane work.
From my hands & heart to yours.

Shop members

  • Creative Canes By Mel

    Owner, Designer-Shipper-Photographer, Creator

    Full time Mom & polymer clay artist. Having a little one with special needs is a challenge but my love for Polymer clay has transferred to my son, one day he may have his own little store :D

Shop policies

Last updated on March 27, 2018
Hi & Welcome to my shop!
Every item you see is handcrafted by myself using Premo or Souffle polymer clay, unless otherwise stated. Each listing will have which clay/s are used in that cane.
I take pride in my canes, beads/buttons & pendants + more and hopefully you will enjoy my work as much as I did creating it.
Thank you
Mel

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads
  • Items on sale
I want each and everyone of my customers happy, so if you receive an item that you are not satisfied with please contact me within 5 days of receiving your item so we can work out the issue together. The pictures you see is the item/s you will be receiving one of.

I accept returns in the original packaging and in the same condition it was sent to you. If you did not keep the shipping tube, you must at your own expense provide a new one for safe travels. All of my canes are made, photographed, wrapped and stored in 2 x air tight bags right after being made, a refund will be rejected if the item comes back dirty or not sent back in the condition it was sent in. All canes must be sent back in the tubing it was sent in to prevent getting crushed.

Returns are at your expense & must be shipped with tracking and insurance no later then 7 days after date of delivery. You are responsible for checking all parcels received.
Once I receive the item in original condition, I will send you a prompt refund to you minus the shipping fees.

Tissue Blades - These are non refundable due to the nature of the item, I can not resell a possible used blade.

Pens - I will accept a refund with in 30 days if there is an issue or problem with any of the mechanical devices. Or if the clay breaks away from the tubing (pictures must be sent first of the pen of breakage).

Custom, made to order customers, please note: I do not accept refunds for these items as they were specifically made for you, unless it was a mistake on my own behalf.

I keep receipts and records of all items posted, and will not be held responsible for loss in the post.
I will however refund any damages made in delivery, provided the damaged goods are reported to me within 3 days of receiving (via PM or E-mail) and be returned within 7 days from then, also you must take & send photo's of items including the packaging. Please do not throw away damaged packaging/items as I will need all of it to claim the insurance on the item.
Payment
I accept Direct Checkout and Etsy Gift cards.

Payment is required at the time of purchase, if you need time to pay for your item please convo me and we can work something out.

If you need help making a payment please look at:
http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339

International buyers may be subject to import duties and or taxes.
These are the sole responsibility of the buyer.
If a shipment is rejected because of customs charges or refusal to accept delivery, the buyer will be fully responsible for any fee incurred, including international shipment and handling.
Shipping
Shipping Day - I ship Monday's ONLY. All orders placed after 2 pm on Monday will ship the following Monday. Please keep this in mind when ordering and if a weekly shipping day is not acceptable for you, please do not order.

All items are carefully packaged to ensure a safe trip to it's new location.
Tissue Blades are in a protective slip and then shipped in a card stock folder.
Pens, will be in a thank you box and then slipped into a triangular protective box for safety.

I will only ship to the address given to me by Etsy. I will not be held responsible for incorrect address. Please make sure you have the correct address at the time of purchase.

Shipping overages.
I will refund any shipping overage that are greater than $2.00
Any order that reaches above $7.50 in shipping costs will automatically be upgraded to Priority small flat rate shipping box, and any overages will be refunded.

For US orders it can take 3 to 14 days to receive your items.
For International orders it can take up to 6 weeks.
Additional policies and FAQs
****Helpful reducing tips****
PLEASE DO NOT try and reduce a cold cane, it can crack and destroy the cane.
Warm up the cane in the palm of your hands holding it gently for about 10 minutes, once warm slightly begin to move the cane pressing it gently with your fingers to see if there is movement to the clay. By holding each end of the cane give small, slight twists in opposite direction to get the clay moving once the cane seems to have a nice movement that flows freely and doesn't resist can you start the reduction process. Slowly and gently squeeze the cane from the middle of the section and pinch and press inwards, work your way out to the ends of the cane and repeat. Do not roll on a table until you are done reducing. Once at the size you require, you can roll gently on a flat surface to smooth out finger prints if necessary. Allow to cool again before slicing (fridge or freezer works well to stiffen clay quickly)


CUSTOM ORDERS

Canes - I no longer take custom requests for canes.

Pen Blanks - Please message me, I am always happy to make a custom blank with cane work I have on hand.

Crochet hooks - I only take custom requests for sets of 3 or more hooks with cane work I have on hand.

All custom orders are non refundable as these are custom made for you. Thank you for understanding.

More information

Last updated on Dec 2, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

I currently am not taking any custom requests, although I may re-create canes that I already have made in a different color for you.

Sizing details

All sizes of my canes are in each listing, as each cane is reduced by hand please allow for slight variances.

How do I reduce my cane?

For a more detailed answer please look in my additional info and FAQ's for tips on reducing canes. A quick answer is to always warm the cane first (body heat is good) as not warming the clay could split the cane in the middle of the design. Slowly press from the middle of the cane outwards, repeat until desired size is achieved, rolling the cane could distort the image.

Do you sell raw or baked canes?

I only sell my canes in raw form, but if you are seeking nail art canes, these can be reduced and baked to be used for nail art.