Please make sure your work area is covered and you are not working on an unprotected surface. We recommend working on the Sculpey® Oven-Safe Work 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 1/4" (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 1/2 of the conditioned bar of Navy Blue clay out on the #4 (thin) setting on the Clay Conditioning Machine. Repeat with the 18k Gold. Stack the two colors together and use the smallest circle cutter in the set (3/4”) to cut out at least 25 circles. Gently fold each circle and pinch together at the top (like a taco!). Make sure to alternate the colors when you fold them Navy Blue on the outside for one and 18K on the outside for the next!
Use your Sculpey needle tool (or large needle) to make a hole in the center top of each folded bead. Bake all the beads according to the directions in Step 1.
String the beads, alternating colors and stringing a small gold bead on either side of the folded beads. String to the length that fits your wrist. String a crimp bead onto the beading wire and then thread through one side of the clasp. Loop the wire back through the crimp and use your pliers to tightly crimp the crimp bead. Trim the wire and gently press the crimp cover over the flattened crimp bead with your pliers. Repeat on the other side of the bracelet. NOTE: Leave a little room on the wire once you string them so that the beads can comfortably lay flat on your wrist!
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