Please make sure your work area is covered and you are not working on an unprotected surface. We recommend working on the Sculpey® Work ‘n Bake Clay Mat, wax paper, metal baking sheet, or disposable foil. Uncured clay may damage unprotected furniture or finished surfaces. Be sure to cover your crafting area appropriately.
Start with clean hands, unwrap and knead clay until soft and smooth, or condition by running clay though a Pasta Machine. We recommend using a designated machine for clay purposes only. When working with multiple colors, clean hands with soap and water or baby wipes (we have found that baby wipes work best) before switching colors. Shape clay, pressing pieces firmly together. Wash hands after use.
Begin by preheating oven to 275 °F (130 °C). After you are done creating; for best results bake clay on an oven-proof surface such metal, aluminum foil, an index card or the Sculpey® Clay Mat at 275°F (130 °C) for 30 minutes per ¼" (6 mm) thickness according to package directions. Oven safe glass or ceramic surfaces are also acceptable for baking; however please note that the baking times may take longer as the glass or ceramic surfaces take longer to heat up. For best baking results, use an oven thermometer. DO NOT USE MICROWAVE OVEN. DO NOT EXCEED THE ABOVE TEMPERATURE OR RECOMMENDED BAKING TIME.
Sheet out a block of the conditioned Graphite clay on the widest setting on the Clay Conditioning Machine in a long strip at least 7 inches long and 2 inches wide. One a sheet of clean paper, place the bracelet blank on one end of the strip and trim the clay to the end of the blank.
Slowly roll the bracelet blank and clay up around the blank to the other side. Trim this side to the end of the blank as well.
Use your Super Slicer to slide along the top edge of the bracelet blank and trim the clay to this edge. Repeat on the other side. The top surface of the bracelet blank should be entirely covered in the clay now.
Cut a strip of clay that is about 1/2 inch wide and at least the length of the bracelet blank. Lay this strip down the center of the covered blank. Trim to fit on the ends of the blank.
Use the sides of your thumbs to gently push the edges of this strip down and round the strip. This does NOT have to be perfect!
Roll another strip of the Graphite clay out on the second widest setting on the Clay Conditioning Machine that is at least the length of the bracelet blank. Wrap this sheet around the bracelet, tucking the edges to the inside of the bracelet . Use the Exacto blade to slide along the INSIDE of the bracelet blank as shown. Leave the excess clay at the ends of the blank. NOTE: It’s easier to start about an inch from one end and trim and then go back and finish that inch.
Repeat this process on the opposite side.
To finish the ends of the blank, gently fold the top edges of the clay down around the end of the blank. Trim off excess. Use your fingers to pinch the corners together and gently pull to remove the excess clay.
There should now be NO clay on the INSIDE of the blank.
Mixing the colors: Light Blue: Mix the Pearl and Bluestone 2 parts Pearl to 1 part BluestoneDarker Blue: Mix the Pearl and Lagoon 2 parts Pearl to 1 part LagoonPink: Mix the Pearl and So 80s Pink 8 parts Pearl to 1 part So 80sPurple: Mix the Pearl and Royalty 4 parts Pearl to 1 part RoyaltyCrimson: Mix the Pearl, Cherry Pie, Turnip: 4 parts Pearl, 2 parts Cherry Pie, 1 part TurnipYou are mixing just enough to fill your extruder
Stack the single circle and the half circle die so that they create a smaller half circle and put into your extruder. Extrude out each of the colors. I like to set up a small space with waxed paper on it and extrude the coils onto the waxed paper. Remove the 2 dies and replace with the die with 7 small holes in it. Extrude some of the Graphite clay.
Start at the center with your favorite color. Add 2 pieces of this color. Then add a piece of the round Graphite on either side. I found pinching the edge with my nail worked better than using a blade. Don’t try to get the edges perfectly even at this point. The round Graphite is extruded using the single hole die that is slightly smaller than the one stacked with the half moon.
Continue adding your other colors. I chose to not mirror the colors on either side of the center color, so all the colors would show on the top! Once you have about 4 colors on the blank, use your Super Slicer to slide along the INSIDE edge of the blank to evenly cut the strips you have put on. NOTE: I put my fingers inside the blank and press out gently to hold the blank. You can choose to cover the entire blank or leave a small portion of the graphite showing at either end.
I put the finished bracelet down on a sheet of clean paper and pressed gently to SLIGHTLY flatten the side edge. I repeated this on the other side.
Bake as directed above. Once the bracelet has baked and cooled, just pop the clay off the blank and wear!