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.
Roll Rhino Gray clay into 1” ball
Roll long strands of white and granite clay. Roll Elephant Gray ball into a thick tube and wrap White and Granite slabs around it
Roll out clay into long tube to combine colors together
Fold clay tube onto itself to start to create marble effect
Continue to twist, roll, and fold clay until desired marble pattern is achieved
Roll clay into ball. Use the Sculpey Acrylic Roller to flatten clay on your worksurface
Center large oval cutter (1.5”) over desired marble pattern and cut out shape
Use Sculpey Super Slicer to cut oval into two half moons. Trim to ensure both pieces are the same size.
Use Sculpey needle tool or wooden skewer to create 5 small holes along bottom edge of half moon shape. Ensure hole is clean and goes through clay.
Roll two 0.5” balls with Premo Alizarin Crimson clay. Use roller to flatten crimson balls, then cut with small (0.5”) circular cutters
Gently press to adhere Alizarin Crimson circle to front of marble half moon.
Flip clay piece and use Super Slicer to trim the top curve of the half moon into a straight line to make room to attach finding. Make sure not to trim too low, the straight line should not be visible from the front.
Bake according to the directions above
Collect five 5mm jump rings for each earring. Open jump ring and attach to each hole. Slip one tassel onto each jump ring. You can create your own tassels out of embroidery floss or purchase them.
Use super glue to attach one 8mm sterling silver finding to the back of each earring
Use the Sculpey Gloss Glaze to create a glossy finished look on the Crimson portion of the earring.