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Liquid Sculpey® Faceted Crystal Brooch

Designed by Amy Koranek
This stunning statement piece brooch is actually quick and easy to make using Liquid Sculpey colors and the Sculpey Geometric Jewelry mold. TIME TO COMPLETE: 2 Hours & 15 Minutes to make, bake, and assemble
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Grouped product items
Product ImageProduct Name Qty
Sculpey Tools™ Oven-Safe Molds: Geometric Jewelry Mold
$9.99
Sculpey Premo™ Black 2 oz
$2.99
Liquid Sculpey® Liquid Polymer Clay – Glam Metallics
$10.99
Liquid Sculpey® Navy Metallic 1 oz
$3.99
Liquid Sculpey® Translucent Amber 1 oz
$3.99
Liquid Sculpey® Black 1 oz
$3.99
Liquid Sculpey® Gold 1 oz
$3.99
Sculpey Tools™ 8-Inch Acrylic Clay Roller
$8.99
Sculpey Tools™ Clay Blades
$17.99
Sculpey Tools™ Clay Tool Starter Set
$8.99
completed faceted Liquid Sculpey brooch
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completed faceted Liquid Sculpey brooch
  • Paper towel
  • Pin bar
  • Silicone glue or instant drying glue

 

Project Instructions

    Getting Started with Liquid Sculpey®:
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)

    Getting Started with Liquid Sculpey®:
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)

    Baking:
  • -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.
To make the faceted pieces that we need for the three-piece brooch, we will fill the Faceted Crystal shape with small amounts of several of the colors. Here I’ve dripped a thick line of both Bronze and Gold Liquid Sculpey® (LS) and then a thin line of Black and a couple dots of Navy Metallic. I’m using sparing amounts of the dark colors because I want them to be a highlight not the main color.
drip thick and thin lines of LS colors into mold
I added Amber Translucent next in the blank spaces but not filling the mold cavity yet. We still need to see where the various colors lay in the next step.
add Amber Translucent in blank spaces
Insert the tip of the Blunt Point Tool into the Black LS area and make sure the tip of the tool goes all the way to the surface of the mold. It’s important to drag the tip of the tool through all the colors always making sure the tip is touching the mold. If the tip doesn’t touch the mold, the cool swirling effect will be lost inside the baked shape instead of appearing on the surface.

Drag the tip of the tool through all the colors creating a cool swirl pattern and when you are happy with the design, carefully remove the tool from the LS. Tools can be wiped clean with paper towel.
drag tip of pointed tool through the colors
Back fill the rest of the mold to level with Bronze LS. Tap the mold vigorously on the work surface to release air bubbles.
back fill rest of mold with Bronze LS
Bake the mold following the baking instructions for Liquid Sculpey®.

Designer’s Tip: Here’s a tip for baking perfectly in silicone molds. Dampen a dish towel with water. Then, wring out as much of the water as you can. Fold the damp towel and place it on a baking tray so that the mold(s) can sit level on top of it. Then bake according to the instructions for Liquid Sculpey® but add 10 minutes to the baking time. The damp towel will slow down the curing process so that the LS will cure evenly throughout and avoid warping both the mold and the cured piece. This tip works especially well for flat molds with large openings.

Allow the mold to cool completely before removing the piece by gently flexing the mold.

Repeat Steps 2-6 to create two more Faceted Crystal pieces. Alter the position of the colors in the mold before swirling them so that each piece looks unique.
Bake as directed and repeat steps 2-6 2 more times
Roll Black Premo™ to a very thin sheet, about 1/16” thick with the Acrylic Clay Roller. Position two of the crystal pieces on the Black clay as shown.
Position 2 of the crystals on thin sheet of Black Premo
Cut out around both of the crystals with the Clay Blade making them into one connected piece. Mount the third crystal shape to the Black clay sheet as well and cut it out singly with the Clay Blade.
trim around both crystals to one piece. Mount 3rd crystal shape on separate sheet and cut out
Position the third crystal overlapping the other two.

Bake one more time following the baking instructions for Sculpey Premo™. The Premo™ on the back of the top crystal will connect it securely to the bottom crystals.
Position 3rd crystal overlapping other two and bake
Glue a pin bar to the back and allow to dry completely before handling.
Glue a pin bar to the back
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