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 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 1/4" (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.
Make 14 Antique Gold raised dots with small Etch 'N Pearl tool (see Tips). Make bead form by rolling a 3/8" wide x 6" long scrap clay log; press log to flatten. The log should be the same height and width as the leather, or slightly larger. Bake dots and form for 20 minutes.
Make thin spacer beads. Using Clay Extruder and small three-leaf clover disk, extrude 4"-5" clay. Twist to make rope. Cut two 1-1/2" lengths, wrap around bead form and press ends lightly together. Using medium round disk, extrude 8" clay log. Cut into two 4" lengths. Press end of small Etch 'N Pearl tool into one length to make a dot row. Cut two 1-1/2" lengths, wrap around bead form and press ends lightly together. With remaining log, cut two 1-1/2" lengths. Wrap pieces around bead form and press ends lightly together. Press in baked dots on sides and top.
Make striped beads. Start by making a striped cane, layering 2" x 2" sheets and pressing to eliminate air bubbles between each layer: 1 layer Blush Pink on #1 setting1 layer Antique Gold on #1 setting1 layer Wasabi on #1 setting1 layer Burnt Umber on #3 settingPress layers together and run through Clay Conditioning Machine on #1 setting. Trim edges. Cut in half and press one layer on top of the other; repeat to get a tall stack of thin stripes. Cut two 1/8" slice off long side of cane. Wrap around bead form, trim and press ends together lightly.
Make patterned center bead. Make 1" x 2" sheets Blush Pink, Antique Gold and Wasabi on #1 setting of Clay Conditioning Machine. Layer sheets on top of each other, rolling with acrylic Roller between each layer to eliminate air bubbles. Roll stack through machine at #1 setting. Cut in half, stack and roll through again; repeat. Dust one side of sheet with cornstarch. Lay clay on parchment. Press in map design from texture sheet and remove. Using flexible Super Slicer blade, shave off raised surface. Lay shaved sheet on #3 sheet of any color and use roller to adhere sheets together. Cut 1-1/4" wide x 1-1/2 long piece. Wrap around bead form, pressing ends together lightly.
When you have made all the beads you want, turn bead form over and use blade to slice through the raw clay. Bake 20 minutes. When beads have cooled slightly, use oven-proof glove to remove them from the bead form. Allow beads to cool completely. Place beads on leather cord, place around your wrist and determine breacelet length. Trim leather and glue clasp to ends.
Make baked pearls with the Etch 'N Pearl tools on a ceramic tile or clay-dedicated baking surface. Lay clay sheet on baking surface. Dip concave end of tool in water. Press concave end through clay sheet onto baking surface. Lift up clay sheet and pearl will stick to baking surface. Repeat for as many pearls as you need. Bake at 275°F for 10 minutes. Allow to cool completely and remove from baking surface. With craft knife, remove extra clay from pearl edges. Set aside.The wide center bead should be a little smaller than the distance between your wrist bones.Use other clay colors and embellishments to make more beads, then customize your bracelet each time you wear it.
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