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Sculpey III® Sunglasses Jean Jacket Pin

Sculpey III® Sunglasses Jean Jacket Pin

Designed by Amy Koranek
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Create this cool little sunglass pin for your jean jacket or beach coverup in less than an hour! COMPLETION TIME: 30 Minutes to make and bake, some additional time required for glaze to dry and glue to dry
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  • Paintbrush
  • 2” Pin bar
  • Silicone glue or instant dry glue
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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 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.

Step 2

Use either the teardrop shape from the Mini Geometric Cutters or hand shape four little teardrops 3/4” tall from Spring Lilac.
photo shows teardrop shapes

Step 3

Push the teardrops together in pairs to make hearts.
photo shows as described

Step 4

Smooth the seam down the center of the hearts with fingertips.
photo shows as described

Step 5

Roll Candy Pink to a 1/8” thick sheet with the Acrylic Clay Roller.
Cut 1/8” wide strips with the Clay Blade.
Cut one end of the strip at an angle to match the joint where the two lobes meet at the top of the heart.
Tuck the tip of the strip into the space between the lobes and wrap one lobe with the strip.
Trim the strip to match the tip of the heart.
photo shows as described

Step 6

Repeat Step 5 to wrap the other side of the heart with the excess at the bottom.
photo shows repeating step 5 on other side

Step 7

Trim the excess.
Make sure the strip around the outside is well connected to the heart shaped lenses.
photo shows wrapped heart shape

Step 8

Repeat for the second heart
photo shows both hearts wrapped

Step 9

Make a little pink arch for the nose bridge.
photo shows a little pink arch for the nose bridge.

Step 10

Cut the nose bridge at the appropriate angle to connect the two lenses.
Push the lenses together connecting them both to the bridge.
photo shows connecting lenses with bridge

Step 11

Make little pieces on the outside of each lens where the arms of the sunglasses would connect.
photo shows little pieces on the outside of each lens where the arms of the sunglasses would connect.

Step 12

Refine the shapes and smooth all seams with your fingertips.
Bake following the baking instructions for Sculpey® III.
Allow to cool completely before handling.
photo shows as described

Step 13

Use a fine paintbrush to apply a thin coat of Sculpey® Glossy Glaze to the lenses only.
Allow to dry completely before handling.
photo shows making lenses shiny

Step 14

Glue a pin bar to the back of the glasses using silicone glue or instant drying glue. Allow to dry completely
photo shows pin back location