Complex Bulls Eye Petal Cane Tutorial

Complex bulls eye petal cane
Complex bulls eye petal cane

In this polymer clay tutorial I'll be showing you how to make a complex bulls eye petal cane. This cane can be used in kaleidoscopes to great effect, as a butterfly wing, part of a flower cane, or in many other ways.

It's easy and fun to make, and very effective. I'll show a simple black and white cane in this tutorial, but you can jazz it up with Skinner Blends and bright colors to make something really pretty and interesting.

In order to make the complex bulls eye cane in this tutorial, you will need to know how to make a basic bulls eye cane. The link to this tutorial can be found in the suggested links box below the video.


You will need the following supplies:

  • A black and white bulls eye cane
  • An acrylic roller
  • A tissue blade

Steps To Making A Bulls Eye Petal Cane

  • To start you’ll need a black and white bulls eye cane. Mine is a white cylinder wrapped with black.

    See my Basic Bulls Eye Cane Tutorial to see how to make one.

  • Reduce your cane until it's long enough to cut four pieces from it.
  • Cut your bulls eye cane into four equal pieces.
  • Pinch each piece into a dew drop or petal shape.
  • Flatten each piece into an elongated teardrop shape. See the video for a demonstration.
  • Trim off any distorted ends.
  • Fit the pieces together so that all the broad ends are next to one another.
  • Place your cane, broadsides down, on your work surface.
  • Pinch the top narrow ends together to form a rough triangular shape.
  • Pinch the cane into a neat triangle.
  • Remove the distorted cane ends.
You can use this cane in any way you want. I used it as part of a Kaleidoscope Cane.


Complex Bulls Eye Petal Cane Tutorial

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If you need more information on reducing your canes, take a look at my reducing polymer clay canes tutorial, where I show how to reduce round, square, triangular and hexagonal canes correctly.


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