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.
Squeeze a small amount of Sculpey Liquid Clay into the molds. I usually fill all of the spaces, since I can use the other size mandalas later and it takes so little Liquid Clay. Use the squeegee provided to scrape off excess liquid clay. Pause for a second and let the liquid settle. If there are any little bubbles, add a dot of liquid clay on them and scrape once more. Remove as much as you can. Bake for 15 minutes.
When the pieces are completely cool, loosen the edges of each mandala and remove from the mold. If there are any shaggy edges, clip them off with nail nippers or nail scissors.
Create your charms. I have â€œdeconstructedâ€ my charms in the photo to show you how they go together; but feel free to make them your way, using the pretties from your stash. The process is self explanatory but I do have some suggestions: A) Make sure your jump rings meet evenly and have no gaps. B) Check to see that your chains allow your beads to hang in the proper direction. C) Make sure the gauge of your jump rings is thin enough to go through your top-pierced dangles.
Try on your gorgeous Mandala Earrings. Now that you're experienced, you can go make a bunch more for your friends and family who are sure to be terribly jellie!
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