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Sculpey III® Jeweled Barrettes

Sculpey III® Jeweled Barrettes

Designed by Amy Koranek
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Spend a fun and colorful afternoon creating these wonderful Sculpey III® faux-jewel barrettes and bobby pins. Invite your girl friends over and have a Create Party!! COMPLETION TIME: 60 Minutes to make, bake, and assemble - extra drying time required for glue
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  • 2” Barrette finding
  • 3” Barrette finding
  • Bobby Pins
  • Silicone glue
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Project Instructions
    Getting Started:
Please make sure your work area is covered and you are not working on an unprotected surface. We recommend working on the Sculpey® Oven-Safe Work Mat, wax paper, metal baking sheet, or disposable foil. Uncured clay may damage unprotected furniture or finished surfaces. Be sure to cover your crafting area appropriately.

Start with clean hands, unwrap and knead clay until soft and smooth, or condition by running clay though a Pasta Machine. We recommend using a designated machine for clay purposes only. When working with multiple colors, clean hands with soap and water or baby wipes (we have found that baby wipes work best) before switching colors. Shape clay, pressing pieces firmly together. Wash hands after use.

    Baking (also called Curing):
Begin by preheating oven to 275 °F (130 °C). After you are done creating; for best results bake/cure clay on an oven-proof surface such metal, aluminum foil, an index card or the Sculpey® Clay Mat at 275°F (130 °C) for 15 minutes per 1/4" (6 mm) thickness according to package directions. Oven safe glass or ceramic surfaces are also acceptable for baking/curing; however please note that the baking/curing times may take longer as the glass or ceramic surfaces take longer to heat up. For best baking results, use an oven thermometer. DO NOT USE MICROWAVE OVEN. DO NOT EXCEED THE ABOVE TEMPERATURE OR RECOMMENDED BAKING TIME.
Using the Acrylic Clay Roller, roll each Berry, Spring Green, and Peach into 1/4” thick sheets.

Use the geometric cutters to cut out jewel shapes. I have cut one each from each color of the marquis, teardrop, and circle shapes.
image shows cut out pieces
Roll the Silver to a 1/16” thin sheet. Cut out the same number of shapes from the Silver as you did from the colors in Step 2.
image shows backing pieces cut from Silver
Holding the Clay Blade at an angle to the side of each “stone”, angle cut from the top surface to the base of each side creating a “faceted” stone look. Here is how the circle pieces turned out cutting four facets into each one. Each piece is still circular at the base but is now flat and squared on the top.
image shows faceted shapes
Do the same with the marquis shapes. Hold the blade at an angle so that you remove more clay from the top surface than you do at the bottom.
image shows more faceted shapes
Repeat for the teardrop shapes. Hold the blade at an angle so that you remove more clay from the top surface than you do at the bottom.
image shows faceted teardrops
Mount each jewel shape to a matching Silver base using fingertip pressure to hold them together.
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Make small ropes of Silver and mount them to the top flat surface of each barrette finding. Make sure the Silver clay follows the curve of the barrette finding, if the finding is curved.
image shows barrettes covered as described
Arrange the jewel shapes as shown to the tops of the barrettes. Bake the barrettes following the baking instructions for Sculpey III®. Allow to cool completely. You may pop the clay off of the barrette finding and glue it on permanently with silicone glue after it is completely cool.
image shows jewels mounted on barettes
If you want to make Bobby pins, push the head of the pin into the bottom end of a marquis shaped stone.
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Arrange more jewels around the base of the marquis shape and make sure they stick to each other using fingertip pressure.

Bake the Bobby pin following the baking instructions for Sculpey III®. Allow to cool completely before handling.
image shows completed bobby pin