Make a pair of beach inspired earrings using Liquid Sculpey®. Adding real sand to the mix completes the look. You could even incorporate sand that you have collected on a memorable trip to turn this fashion statement into a keepsake.
TIME TO COMPLETE: 90 Minutes to make, bake (two times), and assemble
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 Liquid Polymer Clay may damage unprotected furniture or finished surfaces. Be sure to cover your crafting area appropriately. - Stir Liquid Sculpey® completely. Thin with Sculpey® Liquid Clay Softener as needed - Wash hands after use (we have found that baby wipes work best)
-It is important to use oven thermometer when you bake the liquids so that you can ensure your oven is at the correct temperature.
-Do not microwave the liquids. They must be baked in a Preheated oven at 275 ºF (130 ºC) for liquid colors and 300 ºF (149 ºC) for Clear – Do not exceed baking temperatures.
-If your piece is less than 1/4” bake for 15 minutes. For thicker pieces that are 1/4” or above bake for 30 minutes.
-If your liquid project has become yellowed or discolored in the oven, when you remake it, tent it by placing either – folding an index card in half and placing your project under it or by using aluminum foil over your project.
After making sure that the Clear Liquid Sculpey® (LS) is stirred completely, pour a quarter sized amount in the bottom of a glass dish or silicone baking cup. Add approximately 1/8 teaspoon of sand.
Stir the sand into the LS completely. This mixture should be very saturated with sand so if your mixture seems runny, add more sand gradually.
Using the tip of the Knife Tool, drip the Clear/sand mixture into the bottom of the deep square shape. Don’t worry if the Clear/sand gets a little stuck to the inside of the mold up higher than you would like, the other colors will help pull it down. However, if you don’t like drips of the Clear/sand along the insides of the shape, you can easily clean it away with a cotton swab doused in rubbing alcohol.
Next add White LS on top of the sand in a thick layer.
On top of the White layer add a thick layer of Peacock Pearl LS.
Use the tip of the Needle Tool or the Blunt Point Tool to swirl the Peacock Pearl and the White together inside the mold. Try not to incorporate the sand area in the swirling. We just want the Peacock and the White to swirl together like ocean waves hitting the beach. Wipe tools clean with paper towel.
Add a thick layer of Blue LS on top. Don’t fill all the way to level yet. Swirl the Blue into the colors below as in Step 7. Wipe tools clean with paper towel.
Make sure all air bubbles are released by tapping the sides of the mold with the 12mm Ball Tool. If you don’t have this tool, you can tap the mold with a pencil or other small household item.
When it appears that the bubbles have been released, fill the mold to level with more Blue LS
Slide a jump ring onto one of the metal rods included in the 3D Jewelry Mold Set.
With the jump ring suspended from the rod, carefully dip the jump ring into the liquid filled shape. Line the rod up on the brackets on top of the mold to hold the jump ring as it dangles down into the LS.
Bake the mold following the baking instructions for Liquid Sculpey®. Allow the mold to cool completely before de-molding. To easily release the molded shape, pinch a gap between the molded shape and the sidewall of the mold. Drip one drop of Sculpey® Clay Softener and Thinner into the gap. Dip the Needle Tool into the drip of Softener and drag it around the edges between the baked piece and the sidewalls of the mold. Pinch the mold from the bottom and the baked piece should slide right out.
Follow Steps 2-12 to create a second piece for a pair of earrings.
Add findings as shown.
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