Polymer 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.
Mix 1/2 oz. Peacock Pearl with 1/2 oz. Pearl. Set the remaining Peacock Pearl aside, it will not be used further in the project. Sheet each of the four colors through the Clay Conditioning Machine on the thickest setting. Cut out equal shapes from each color approximately 1.5” X 1.5”.
Stack the colors as shown.
Roll over the stack with the acrylic roller to flatten it to 2.5” X 2.5”.
Starting with one of the corners, fold the corner up toward the middle. Rotate the stack and continue folding the colors up toward the middle. Continue folding the stack from side to side at least three more times.
Form the stack up into a cube at least 1.5” X 1.5” X .25.
Stand the stack on one of the thinner edges and carefully slice down through it. When you open it up a mirror image will be revealed. If your slices are more than 3/16” thick, shave them to 3/16”.
Lay each slice flat on your work surface. Using the .75” and the 1.25” oval cutters, cut both a large and a small oval from each slice.
Measure the ball chain so that it wraps around the large oval of clay. Cut the ball chain to fit. Place a small amount of TLS on the tip of your finger. Smear the TLS around the side edge of the large oval. Lay the ball chain around the edge and gently push it into the edge to secure it. It should be slightly imbedded in the clay. Make sure there is no residual TLS on the face of the piece. Repeat with the TLS and the ball chain until all the pieces are outlined in ball chain.
Position the large ovals so that they mirror each other. Position the small ovals so that they mirror each other. Using the needle tool, poke a hole at the top of each of the large clay ovals. Poke a hole at the bottom of each of the small clay ovals.
Bake as directed above and allow to cool completely. When the pieces are cool put a large jump ring through each of the holes that you poked in the clay. Connect a large oval to a small oval with the smaller jump ring. Glue an earring back to the back of each of the small ovals with silicone glue.
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