Do not use unbaked clay on unprotected furniture or finished surfaces. Start with clean hands and work surface area. Good work surfaces include wax paper, metal baking sheet, or disposable foil. 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 275 °F (130 °C) for 30 minutes per 1/4” (6 mm) thickness. 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 275 °F (130 °C). Test temperature with oven thermometer for perfectly cured clay. For best results, condition all clay by running it through the clay dedicated pasta machine several passes on the widest setting. Fold the clay in half after each pass and insert the fold side into the rollers first.
Make forms for jewelry. Place double-stick tape on short end of index card. Wrap card around scarf and secure with tape. Slide scarf out. Fold scarf in half. Repeat with the second index card around the doubled scarf. Wrap both forms with parchment or deli paper, secured with double-stick tape.
Mix 11/2 blocks Silver with 3/4 block Pearl to make Light Silver Clay. Make the center slide. Make one each #1 and #3 3"x3" sheets of Light Silver Clay. Roll sheets together firmly with acrylic roller. Dust sheet with cornstarch. Press in geometric design block firmly, lift up, reposition at the edge of the design and press in again to cover the sheet with the design. Cut sheet to 2" width. Wrap around smaller index card form, trimming and butting edge. Lay slide on work surface, seam down; put fingers inside the form, and press down to flatten the seam. Press in hot-fix crystals as shown. Roll 1/8" diameter light silver snake; cut 1" length. Form a half-ring on the bottom of the slide, pressing lightly and using drops of Bake & Bond to adhere. Bake slide for 30 minutes. Allow to cool completely before removing from form.
Make two side swirls. Make 2" long x 1/2" diameter light silver clay log. Roll a 1/4" x 12" snake that is 1/2" wide one end and tapers to a point on the other end. Dust entire log with cornstarch. Flatten wide end, press end with geometric technique block and press in crystals. Position log around larger index card form with sides touching lightly. Bake for 30 minutes. Allow to cool completely before removing from form. Repeat for second swirl.
Make pendant. Start by making a striped slab, layering 2" x 2" sheets and pressing to eliminate air bubbles between each layer: 1 layer Bright Green Pearl - rolled on the #1 setting of the Clay Conditioning Machine1 layer Light Silver - on #4 setting1 layer Peacock Pearl on #1 setting1 layer Light Silver on #4 setting1 layer Fuchsia on #1 settingPress layers together and run through Clay Conditioning Machine on #1 setting. Trim edges. Cut in two 2" x 2" pieces and press one layer on top of the other; run through at #1 setting again. Put sheet on parchment or deli paper. Dust with cornstarch. Press in geometric technique block; remove, reposition block and press in again to make a double pattern. Remove sheet from paper and drape over acrylic roller. Using sharp flexible blade, shave off raised pattern until you like the design. Remove from roller, lay flat on deli paper, cover with a clean piece of deli paper, and burnish sheet smooth.
With 1/2" ball of scrap clay, form a teardrop-shaped cabochon with a flat back. Lay patterned clay over cabochon and trim edges. Press #4 light silver sheet on back. Smooth edges together. Make 1/4" diameter x 11/2" light silver log; taper ends. Press over teardrop top, and smooth back to blend the top and back. Make 1/4" x 1" long light silver log; roll center to thin. Press one end on front and one on back to make bail. Press in crystals. Cut deli paper scrap and place between the back of the pendant and the bail to keep them from fusing during baking. Bake 30 minutes and cool completely. Thread bail through loop on slide, trimming if necessary, and super-glue bail to back of pendant.
Hot-fix crystals have a thin layer of glue on the flat side. You can use plain flat-back crystals and super-glue them after baking. If you're not sure that your crystals are glass, play it safe and glue them on after baking. Acrylic jewels will melt and possibly burn in the oven.When shaving off the design for the pendant, keep your blade clean by wiping frequently with an alcohol-soaked paper towel or alcohol swab. This keeps shavings from being pressed back into the sheet.