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What Are Nail Canes?
MyTinyWorld Nails has the largest range of handmade Nail Art Canes and Slices on the internet.
We pride ourselves in only providing the highest quality nail art products.

We have been asked many times "What are nail art canes?", "What are they made of?" and "How do you make them?". This page attempts to answer those 3 questions and give you an insight into what we do.

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Finished nail art canes look a little like small sticks of rock. The design you can see at the end runs through the whole length of the cane.

The designs are created by splitting the desired finished pattern down into the component parts.

Each of the components are then made by layering many colours of clay, then taking these and stacking them gradually building up the design.

All of the finished components are finally stacked together - sometimes up to 300! - to create the finished unbaked cane which can be 20cm or more wide. See Pictures.

The cane is then carefully stretched and reduced in size to the required diameter. This is where the magic happens!

As you reduce the cane in diameter the pattern inside also reduces, keeping its shape and detail. Canes can be reduced to pretty much any size you want.

The cane is then baked to cure the clay and when the cane is sliced in cross-section, the detailed pattern inside is revealed.

Often once a design is complete it is wrapped in a translucent clay which appears white until it is baked. This layer helps maintain the designs shape whilst being reduced and becomes invisible when applied to the nail.

To slice the finished, baked cane, use a single edged razor blade and carefully press down on the cane at the point you wish to cut. You may warm the canes in your hand prior to cutting tomake the canes a little softer resulting in the cutting process being slightly easier.
  • Our Fimo polymer nail art canes can be used with natural, acrylic and gel enhancements and can be embedded into nail polish and coloured gels.

  • Best results are achieved by slicing the canes paper thin. Our products can be used to create 3D nail art effects and do not need to be sealed or covered.

  • Our nail art slices retain their colour and design even after filing and do not react to any of the products used in nail enhancements.
  • Our cured nail art canes can be stored for use without fear of the quality degrading. We recommend using the products within 5 years of purchase.

  • We have provided a series of free tutorials on our website to demonstrate the use of our products with both acrylics and gel based enhancements.

  • We are also very happy to talk to you about creating custom nail art canes to your own designs.
We make and stock over 500 beautifully hand crafted nail art cane designs and ship from stock normally within 48 hours.

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