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Premo "Diamonds and Slate" Earrings

Starting at $2.79

New Premo Slate is the perfect background for this mica dusted diamond patterned earring set.
Grouped product items
Product ImageProduct Name
Sculpey Premo™ White 2 oz
Sculpey Tools™ Clay Conditioning Machine
Sculpey Tools™ Graduated Cutters: Oval, 6 pc
Sculpey Tools™ Hollow Bead Maker
Sculpey Tools™ 8-Inch Acrylic Roller
Sculpey Tools™ Clay Blades
Sculpey® Satin Glaze 1 oz
Sculpey Tools™ Geometric Texture Sheets

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Getting Started: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 degrees F (130 degrees C) for 15 minutes per ¼â€ (6mm) thickness. For best baking results, use and oven thermometer. DO NOT USE MICROWAVE OVEN. DO NOT EXCEED THE ABOVE TEMPERATURE OR RECOMMENDED BAKING TIME. Wash hands after use. Baking should be done by an adult.Begin by preheating oven to 275 degrees F (130 degrees 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.
Sheet Slate Premo through the pasta machine to the second thickest setting. Texture enough of the clay with the Diamonds texture sheet to cut out two 1.25â€ tall ovals.To texture the clay, make sure the clay is laying flat on the work surface in front of you. Lay the texture sheet on top of the clay texture side down. Press the texture sheet into the clay with your fingertips. Once the texture sheet has bitten into the clay, use the acrylic roller to roll over the sheet making sure that the texture is even and deep. Carefully remove the texture sheet from the clay.If the texture sheet sticks to the clay, you can spritz a tiny amount of water onto the surface of the clay before applying the texture. Be sure to wipe all water away from the surface of the textured clay before continuing with the project.Cut an additional two 1.25â€ tall ovals from the untextured clay. Using the same oval cutter, cut away the tops of all four ovals as shown.
Place the untextured pieces of Slate clay on the largest dome of the Hollow Bead Maker making sure they conform to the dome. Gently embed two of the jump rings in the clay as shown. The top ring will connect the clay piece to the ear wire. The bottom ring holds the two clay pieces together. Make sure there is a little gap between the two clay pieces as shown. Repeat with the second set of Slate untextured clay pieces on the second largest dome. Set the Hollow Bead Maker aside for now.
Brush an even coating of mica powder onto the textured Slate pieces. Make sure the powder gets into all the crevices.
Technique by Christi Friesen - Carefully burnish a strip of clear tape across the surface of the clay with your fingertips. Gently lift the tape and you will see that it is removing only the mica powder that was on the surface leaving the powder in the crevices. Repeat the process with new pieces of tape to remove as much powder as possible from the raised surfaces of all the textured pieces.
Carefully place the textured pieces over the non-textured pieces on the Hollow Bead Maker. Sandwich the jump rings in place between the layers of clay.
Bake the pieces on the Hollow Bead Maker following the baking instructions. When they are completely cool, carefully pop them off of the form.Using a clean paintbrush, seal the mica powder to the clay with a thin layer of Sculpey® Clear Glossy Glaze or Matte Glaze. Allow to dry completely.Add ear wires to the top jump ring with jewelry pliers.