Sculpey Premo™ Chunky Terrazzo Earrings

Sculpey Premo™ Chunky Terrazzo Earrings

Designed by Amy Koranek
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This fun technique incorporates gold leaf into the tiny cracks and crevices of the clay chunks giving you a totally random and unique look every time. DIFFICULTY: Advanced
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  • Composite gold leaf
  • 8 mm Gold tone jump rings (2)
  • Gold tone ear posts and backs (2)
  • Flat nose pliers
  • 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.

Begin by preheating oven to 275 °F (130 °C). After you are done creating; for best results bake clay on an oven-proof surface such metal, aluminum foil, an index card or the Sculpey® Clay Mat at 275°F (130 °C) for 30 minutes per 1/4" (6 mm) thickness according to package directions. Oven safe glass or ceramic surfaces are also acceptable for baking; however please note that the baking 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.
Use 1/8 bar of each of the Premo™ colors. Chop the colors into bits randomly with a Clay Blade. Chopping all three colors together at once will help keep them randomly mixed. Keep chopping until the chunks are between 1/8” and 3/16” in size.
Chopping all 3 colors together
Carefully cover the lump of chunks with a piece of composite gold leaf.
Cover lumps with gold leaf
Gently work the composite gold leaf into the clay so that it sticks to the sides of the pieces.
Work the gold leaf into the clay
Carefully flip the lump of clay over.
Flip the clay over
Add more composite gold leaf to the back side as well.
Add more gold leaf on back
Keep working the composite gold leaf into the cracks and crevices between the clay pieces.
Work the gold leaf into the cracks
Crumble the clay up again loosely.
Crumble the clay loosely
Add a bead of Translucent Liquid Sculpey® (TLS) over the top of the clay bits.
Add a bead of Translucent Liquid Sculpey
Work the TLS into the areas between the bits so that they stick together. Form the bits into a ball.
Work the TLS into the areas
Form the ball into a rectangular loaf 1/4” thick.
Form the ball into a rectangular loaf
Slice the loaf open with a Clay Blade to make two halves that are more rectangular in shape each 1/8” thick. Lay the halves open on your work surface revealing the inside of the loaf which shows a network of colors with gold veins throughout.

Use the large and small shapes shown from the Jewelry Design Templates to create the earring design. Lay the shape that you want on top of the clay and carefully cut around the template using the Clay Knife in the 5-in-1 Tool.
Slice the loaf open and cut the shapes
Cut two sets of the shapes from the clay slices. Smooth rough edges with your fingertips.
Cut two sets of shapes into the slices
Poke holes using the Needle Tool (as shown) so that the earrings can be assembled with jump rings.

Bake the pieces following the baking instructions for Sculpey Premo™. Allow to cool completely before handling.
Poke holes with needle tool to assemble
Assemble the earrings as shown with jump rings using flat nose pliers. Glue the ear posts to the back of the top pieces and allow to dry completely.
Assemble earrings with jump rings