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 the conditioned Navy Blue and Cayenne clays on the #2 (next to widest) setting on the Clay Conditioning Machine. Use the 1.25-inch cutter to cut out 4 circles of each color. Use the 1-inch cutter to cut out 2 circles of each color. Roll each circle into a ball (TIP! My sons taught me to cup my hands slightly to roll a perfectly round ball!)
Use your Sculpey needle tool OR one of the bead baking rack needles to gently twist through each ball so that the needle tool is almost coming out the other side. Flip the ball to the other side and repeat so that the holes match. (TIP! Do NOT think about the positioning on the second side – just do it!) You may even be able to see the tiny mark the needle tool made from the first side. Repeat with all these balls. Thread your beads onto the needles and suspend from the Sculpey bead baking rack. Bake the balls as directed in Step 1.
While the round balls are baking, lets make the little disc beads. Sheet the conditioned 18k Gold out on the #3 setting on the Clay Conditioning Machine and use the smallest (3/4”) circle cutter to cut out 10 circles of clay. Roll the clay into a ball and gently press the ball between thumb and forefinger to flatten the ball into a disc. Sheet out a small amount of the Cayenne and Navy Blue clays on the #2 or second from widest setting. Use the smallest of the Etch n’ Pearl to create 3 pearls of both colors to put around the edge of the disc as shown. (TIP! Press the Etch n’ Pearl into a damp sponge before pressing into the clay. The moisture will act as a mold release. I like to create my pearls on a small smooth tile so that the pearl sticks to the tile. Then I press the empty Etch n’ Pearl into the sponge again and swoop up the pearl and place it on the disc.) Once the disc is ready, use the needle tool to put a hole through the center of the bead as shown. Bake these completed discs as directed in Step 1.
Once the Navy Blue and Cayenne beads are baked and cooled, brush a little of the Gold paint onto the Sea Sponge and gently sponge the color onto each of the beads. (TIP! Brush the color sparingly onto the sponge). Allow the beads to dry before assembling the necklace.
Assemble the necklace as shown! Thread a crimp bead on one end of the beading wire. Loop through the clasp and back through the crimp bead, tightening the wire so that the crimp bead is close to the clasp. Use the jewelry pliers to flatten the crimp bead. Gently squeeze the crimp cover bead over the flattened crimp with the pliers and trim the excess beading wire. Repeat for the other side.
Polymer clay necklaces are on trend and can be a beautiful accessory to any outfit. Match your mood with a polymer clay mosaic necklace, or give it as a gift to loved ones and friends!
Why Sculpey Premo™?
Sculpey Premo™ is firm enough to hold fine detail yet soft enough to blend smoothly. This clay is very popular among crafters looking to make jewelry, mixed media, DIY home decor and other projects requiring specialized techniques.
Other benefits of choosing Sculpey Premo™ polymer clay include:
- - Excellent clay for advanced techniques like mica shift, mokume gane and caning
- - Remains soft until baked in your home oven — does not air dry
- - Extra Sculpey Premo™ will not dry out and can be stored and reused
- - Flexible, strong and durable
- - Safe and non-toxic
How to Wear Your Polymer Clay Mosaic Necklace
You can wear your Sculpey Premo™ Fun Mosaic Look Necklace on its own or together with other necklaces for a layered look.
The polymer clay mosaic necklace calls for Sculpey Premo™ Navy Blue and Cayenne beads, as well as a 2-ounce package of Sculpey Premo™ 18K Gold. However, you can experiment with any color when it comes to polymer clay jewelry. If you buy clay in primary colors — red, yellow and blue — plus white and black, you can mix clays to achieve an array of different shades.
When mixing colors, start by blending small pieces so you can get the proportions and color right without wasting clay. Once you are happy with the color, you'll have a better idea of the necessary proportions and can move on to using larger quantities.
Polymer Clay Necklace Ideas
At Sculpey®, we're always looking to inspire you with our polymer clay community projects and how-to guides so you can get a jump-start on your next creative project.
When you picture a polymer clay necklace, you may want the entire piece to be sculpted out of clay. Alternatively, you can create any number of creative clay necklaces by switching up your approach — try mixing in metal beads, polymer clay charms or ribbon to start your next masterpiece.
Want to check out the techniques others have used to produce stunning, imaginative jewelry pieces? Feel free to browse the following necklaces and how-to guides from our projects page:
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Ready to get started? Make your own Sculpey Premo™ Fun Mosaic Look Necklace by viewing step-by-step instructions on our projects page and order Sculpey Premo™ today!