Polymer clay may stain. CLAY MAY DAMAGE UNPROTECTED FURNITURE OR FINISHED SURFACES. DO NOT USE polymer clay on unprotected surfaces. We recommend working on the Sculpey® Work ‘n Bake Clay Mat, wax paper, metal baking sheet, or disposable foil. Start with clean hands and work surface area. Knead clay until soft and smooth. For best results, clean your hands in between colors. Shape clay, pressing pieces together firmly. Bake on oven-proof glass or metal surface at 300°F (130 °C). For best baking results, use an oven thermometer. DO NOT USE MICROWAVE OVEN. DO NOT EXCEED THE ABOVE TEMPERATURE OR RECOMMENDED BAKING TIME. Wash hands after use. Baking should be completed by an adult. Begin by preheating oven to 300°F (130 °C). Test temperature with oven thermometer for perfectly cured clay. Gold, Silver, Pearl, Black, and White Liquid Sculpey may be cured at 275°F if used in conjunction with solid clays. However, Clear Liquid Sculpey only goes perfectly clear if it is heated to at least 300°F and can be heated to as high as 325°F.Designer’s Note: I don’t know how! I don’t know why! But the premo! I used under the Clear LS did not burn or get darker even when I heated it to 325°F! It just worked!
First you’ll need to make some little stands so that your head pins can be baked right into the Clear LS and they won’t fall over during baking. So make some small 1/8” thick squares of Purple Pearl premo! that are slightly smaller than the bottom of the cube wells. Push a head pin into the middle of each clay square. Push the head pin all the way through the square stopping when the head sits flush with the clay.
Carefully place the little squares in the bottom of the ice cube tray with the head pins standing straight up as shown.
Squirt Clear LS into the cube on top of the little purple base carefully filling the cube almost all the way to the top. Repeat for the second cube.
Pick up a small amount of glitter on the end of a little spoon - I’ve saved baby spoons from my children for over 20 years just for this very purpose! You could also use a 1/4 or 1/8 teaspoon for this process. Pour a little bit of glitter onto the pools of Clear LS.
Stir the glitter into the Clear LS with a toothpick. Hold the headpins upright while stirring so you don’t knock them down accidentally.
Bake the ice cube tray following the baking instructions. When the tray is completely cool, gently flex so that the Clear LS cubes come out. If there are little ridges of extra LS along the top edges of the cubes, you can trim it off with scissors. Add beads as you like to the head pins. Trim the head pins so there is an extra 3/4” of the wire above the beads. Curl little loops in the head pins with round nose jewelry pliers. Open the loops in the ear wires with flat nose jewelry pliers. Insert the loop in the head pin into the loop in the ear wire and then close to finish.
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