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.
With the Clay Conditioning Machine on the widest setting roll out a sheet of clay. Press the ring form into the clay to cut out shape of ring.
Use a cutter or bottle top to cut circle out of the clay, the shape should be larger than ring base.
Spread Oven Bake Clay Adhesive inside the ring form.
Press the clay you cut out into the ring form, shape and smooth.
Use a drop of Oven Bake Clay Adhesive to adhere the larger circle of clay to ring form, on top of smoothed clay. Press gently, but do not indent or go through the clay layer with ring.
Squeeze a line of Oven Bake Clay Adhesive around metal base of ring.
Make 2 twisted coils and place one in the line of TLS. Make another coil and attach with TLS to outer edge of large clay shape on top.
Use needle tool to indent coil onto the edge for a ridged effect on top coil.
Cut another shape out of the sheet of clay. Mist the Sculpey Texture sheet with water and press clay shape onto the texture sheet for added texture.
Use Bake and Bond to attach textured shape on top of previous larger shape.
Roll out 5-7 skinny coils of clay.
Wrap coils messily around your finger tip to form a nest shape. Smoosh a small ball of clay into bottom of nest, to anchor it in place. Place nest on ring.
Roll out 3 small egg shapes.
Use Oven Bake Clay Adhesive to secure eggs in nest.
Bake as directed above, anchored in a piece of scrap clay. Allow to cool.
Shake and stir the Sculpt Nouveau Metal Coating Paint. Paint the coating on the baked clay. Let dry and paint a second coat.
While coating is still damp, mist with Sculpt Nouveau’s Tiffany Green Patina. Watch the magic begin to happen as the metal coating begins to turn. Allow to thoroughly dry.
Pat some Baroque Art’s gilders paste lightly on the high parts of the ring. Wait 10 minutes and buff with a soft rag to highlight. Enjoy!