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Sculpey Premo™ Tints of Glam Earrings

Sculpey Premo™ Tints of Glam Earrings

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This tutorial highlights one of my favorite tinting techniques - using the Gold Glitter Metallic Premo™ colors - to make a family of sparkle colors from one base color. In this case, we are tinting Premo™ Ecru with three different Gold Glitters to bump up the sparkle and shine. COMPLETION TIME: 60 Minutes to make, bake, and assemble - some additional time required for glue and paint dry time Designed by Amy Koranek
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  • Bright gold paint pen
  • 6 mm Gold tone jump rings (4)
  • Ear posts with backs (2)
  • Flat nose pliers
  • Material to attach posts using your favorite method
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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

For this project it’s helpful to have small sheets of each color to measure out the proportions. One half block of Ecru and 1/4 block of the glitter colors 1/8” thick. For each glitter color we will mix one part Ecru to two parts of the glitter.

Step 3

For the buttons at the top of the earrings, measure out a 3/4” circle of Ecru and two 3/4” circles of Yellow Gold Glitter. Mix the circles together by hand until Yellow Gold Ecru is achieved. Then roll out the sheet and cut out two 3/4” circles.

Step 4

For the half circles in the middle of the earrings, measure out a 1.5” circle of Rose Gold Glitter and a 1.5” half circle of Ecru. Mix the shapes together by hand until Rose Gold Ecru is achieved. Then roll out the sheet and cut out a 1.5” circle. Then cut that circle in half to have two 1.5” half circles.

Step 5

For the bottom irregular oval shapes, cut out two White Gold Glitter and one Ecru irregular ovals. Mix the shapes together by hand until White Gold Ecru is achieved. Then roll out the sheet and cut out two large irregular ovals.

Step 6

Lay out the earring design. Flip one of the bottom irregular ovals over to mirror image the other. Smooth the cut edges of the flipped piece with fingertips.
Poke holes in the pieces to allow for assembly with jump rings after baking.
Bake pieces following the baking instructions for Sculpey Premo™ . Allow to cool completely before handling.

Step 7

Here is the layout for the earring assembly.
Add a line of gold paint around the outside of the bottom pieces with gold paint marker.

NOTE: if the gold paint doesn’t cure completely overnight, you may find that baking the pieces again will help the paint to set.

Step 8

Use flat nose pliers to assemble jump rings and clay pieces.

Step 9

Attach the posts to the back of the earrings using your favorite method.