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Premo Satellite Bead Necklace

Starting at $2.79

A classic color team of Premo Cayenne, Navy Blue and Gold team up to create a fun and easy necklace featuring golden "satellite" beads.  Detail is added to the larger beads with a small piece of sponge.
Grouped product items
Product ImageProduct Name
Sculpey Premo™ Navy 2 oz
Sculpey Premo™ Cayenne 2 oz
Sculpey Premo™ Gold 2 oz
Sculpey Tools™ Clay Conditioning Machine
Sculpey Tools™ Graduated Cutters: Circle, 6 pc
Sculpey Tools™ Clay Blades
Sculpey Tools™ Etch 'n Pearl
Have on hand: beading wire (I used Beadalon .18 gauge)

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    Getting Started:
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 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.
Bake the balls as directed in Step 1. I use a large circle cutter as a “corral” to keep my balls from rolling away in the oven.
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.