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Premo! Glittering Fish Bracelet

Project designed and created by Gloria Uhler – Bracelet measures approximately 7.50”  IMPORTANT NOTE - Setting numbers vary on clay conditioning machines.  On the Sculpey machine used for this project the thickest setting is 1 and the thinnest is 9.
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Product ImageProduct Name Qty
Sculpey Premo™ Turquoise 2 oz
Sculpey Premo™ White 2 oz
Sculpey Premo™ Wasabi 2 oz
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Sculpey Tools™ Clay Conditioning Machine
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Sculpey Tools™ Clay Blades
Sculpey Tools™ Etch 'n Pearl
16 gauge round wire, jewelry pliers and cutters, Ranger Blue Patina, mica powder, Turquoise and Green 8/0 crystal lined Aqua Delica beads, plastic wrap, magnetic clasp, fine silver glitter, toothpick, card stock, craft knife|16 gauge round wire, jewelry pliers and cutters, Ranger Blue Patina, mica powder, Turquoise and Green 8/0 crystal lined Aqua Delica beads, plastic wrap, magnetic clasp, fine silver glitter, toothpick, card stock, craft knife

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Getting StartedPolymer clay may stain. CLAY MAY DAMAGE UNPROTECTED FURNITURE OR FINISHED SURFACES. DO NOT USE polymer clay on unprotected surfaces. We recommend working on the Sculpey clay mat, wax paper, metal baking sheet, or disposable foil. Start with clean hands and work surface area. 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 ¼" (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 Conditioning Machine for several passes on the widest setting. Fold the clay in half after each pass and insert the fold side into the rollers first.
Print the stencil and template on card stock and cut them out. Use the shortened fish template as a guide for the placement of the wire and the hole for the eye.
You will need ½ oz of conditioned Turquoise, White and Wasabi clay for the fish fronts.
Fish BacksRoll out an additional ½ oz. of Turquoise on the number two setting of the conditioning machine. Use this clay for the fish backs. Set the fish stencil on the clay and cut out six shapes using a craft knife.
Set the shortened fish template on each fish and with the sharp end of the Etch n Pearl tool, draw a vertical line on the clay where the template stops. Cut six .50” pieces of wire and press one onto the vertical line on each fish. Press them into the clay only hard enough to create a depression in which the wire can rest.
Fish FrontsRoll out 1/2 oz. of the three clay colors on a number 1 setting on the conditioning machine. Cut a 4” square from each.
Wearing disposable gloves, sprinkle fine silver glitter on each square. Stack them with blue on the bottom then white and green. Cut the stack in half and stack again in the same color order. Cut in half and stack one more time. Press together.
Roll the stack into a tube in the palm of your hands. Twist the tube three times then flatten it with the palm of your hands so that it is thin enough to feed into the conditioning machine on a #1 setting. Fold the flattened clay in half, roll into a tube, twist again and flatten. Change to a number 5 setting and feed in the clay. If you’re not happy with the color blend, fold the clay and turn it 90 degrees clockwise before feeding it into the machine. Fold, twist and turn until the color blend is to your liking.
Use the stencil and a craft knife to cut out six fish shapes from the blended clay.
Joining Fronts and BacksCover the Turquoise fishes with the blended ones matching all edges. Use the fish template as a guide to mark the placement of the eye with the tip of the Etch N’ Pearl tool. Remove the template. Use the tool to create a hole large enough to easily accommodate the 10mm jump ring.
Use the tool to draw a line from the top front of the fish to the back. Create definition in the fins with a comb tool. Place the round end of the Etch n Pearl tool at an angle on the clay and gently press down to create fish scales.
Apply blue Mica Powder to the surface of each fish with your finger.
The ClaspUse a toothpick to line the opening of each clasp with Liquid Polymer. Stuff a rolled piece of extra clay into each clasp opening. Slice off the excess flush with the edge of the clasp. Create a curl in two eye pin wires with round nose pliers. The final length should only be as deep as the clasp end. Dip the curl into the Liquid Polymer and insert it into the clay with only the eye sticking out.
Bake the fish and clasp pieces according to the directions in Step 1.
Bracelet AssemblyAdd one turquoise bead flanked by two green beads to a 10mm jump ring. Slip the jump ring through the wire on one fish and the eye of another fish. Close the ring. Attach the left clasp piece with a 5mm jump ring. Attach the right clasp to the fish eye with a 7mm jump ring.