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Sculpey Premo™ Colorblock Cane Earrings

Sculpey Premo™ Colorblock Cane Earrings

Designed by Amy Koranek
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These striking earrings will garner comments each and every time you wear them! COMPLETION TIME:60 Minutes to make and bake.
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  • 8 mm Silver tone jump rings (2)
  • 6 mm Silver tone jump rings (2)
  • 4 mm Silver tone jump rings (2)
  • Silver tone ear wires (2)
  • Flat nose pliers
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Project Instructions

Step 1

    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 30 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.

Step 2

Make a little rod from 1/8 block White Premo™.
Sheet Slate Gray to a little sheet 1/8” thick with the Acrylic Clay Roller or pasta machine.
The sheet should be large enough to wrap the White rod.
photo shows as described

Step 3

Trim the edges of the Slate Gray sheet.
Wrap the White rod with the Slate Gray and make a blunt seam.
Roll the little log gently on the work surface to smooth the seam.
photo shows creating the basic cane piece

Step 4

Roll the cane to 4” long.
Push down on the cane with your fingertips at an angle to make the round cane take the shape of a teardrop all along its length.
photo shows as described

Step 5

Trim the wonky ends off.
Divide the cane into four equal parts with the Clay Blade. My sections are around 1” long each.
photo shows cutting sections

Step 6

Gather the four teardrop shaped canes into a half flower.
photo shows half flower as described

Step 7

Smooth the sections together by pinching them to each other.
Stretch and pull the cane into a triangle shape on your work surface. Pull to 4” long.
This is commonly called "reducing the cane".
photo shows as described

Step 8

Trim the ends and section the cane into four equal parts again.
photo shows 4 sections as described

Step 9

Gather the four sections together as shown.
photo shows 4 pieces forming a cross

Step 10

Push the cane sections inward from the outside edges with your fingertips to make the cane more round.
photo shows shaping as described

Step 11

Roll the cane on the work surface to make the outside edge round.
photo shows as described

Step 12

Slice two pieces 1/8” thick from the little cane.
photo shows as described

Step 13

Shape the slices with your fingertips if they have become a little skewed from the pressure of the blade.
Add little bits of Slate Gray to the centers to highlight a mid-point in the design
photo shows as described

Step 14

Form balls from Mustard. Flatten the ball into a complimentary disk for the top of the earring.
photo shows flattened balls as described

Step 15

Make two of these buttons for the top of the earrings.
photo shows two button shapes as described

Step 16

Poke holes for assembly in the Mustard buttons with the Needle Tool.
Poke holes in the tops of the flower pieces.
photo shows poking holes for assembly as described

Step 17

Bake the pieces following the baking instructions for Sculpey Premo™.
Allow to cool completely before handling.
Layout with the jump rings.
photo shows assembly layout

Step 18

Use flat nose pliers to assemble as shown.
photo shows as described