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Liquid Sculpey® Faux Tortoiseshell Earrings

Designed by Amy Koranek
Create these wonderful faux Tortoiseshell earrings in an evening! You can team them with a suit or your favorite jeans.

90 Minutes to make, bake, and assemble
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Grouped product items
Product ImageProduct Name Qty
Liquid Sculpey® Translucent Amber 1 oz
Liquid Sculpey® Black 1 oz
Sculpey Tools™ Clay Tool Starter Set
Sculpey Tools™ Oven-Safe Molds: Jewelry
close up photo of Liquid Sculpey® Tortoiseshell Earrings
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close up photo of Liquid Sculpey® Tortoiseshell Earrings
  • Paper towel
  • Gold tone ear wires (2)
  • Gold tone jump rings (4)
  • Flat nose pliers

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)

  • -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.

Here’s a tip for baking perfectly in silicone molds. Dampen a dish towel with water and wring out as much of the water as you can. Fold the damp towel so that the molds can sit level on top of it. The damp towel will slow down the curing process so that the LS will cure evenly throughout and avoid warping.
Using the tip of the Needle Tool or the Blunt Point Tool, add random shapes of Black Liquid Sculpey® (LS) to the open oval shape.
photo shows random shapes of LS in mold
Back fill the mold to level with Amber Translucent LS.
photo shows mold backfilled with Translucent Amber
Add more little random splotches of Black LS.
photo shows more random splotches of Black added
Bake following the baking instructions for Liquid Sculpey®. Allow the mold to cool completely before flexing to release the baked piece. Repeat Steps 2-4 to create a second oval shape.
photo shows baked earrings in mold
Add jump rings and ear wires using flat nose pliers to assemble earrings.
photo shows finished earrings