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premo Sculpey Mica Shift All in Circles Earrings

Starting at $2.79

Grouped product items
Product ImageProduct Name
Sculpey Premo™ Pearl 2 oz
$2.79
Sculpey Premo™ Peacock Pearl 2 oz
$2.79
Sculpey Premo™ Purple Pearl 2 oz
$2.79
Sculpey Tools™ Clay Conditioning Machine
$39.99
Sculpey Tools™ Graduated Cutters: Circle, 6 pc
$6.99
Sculpey Tools™ 8-Inch Acrylic Roller
$8.99
Sculpey Tools™ Clay Blades
$14.99
Sculpey Tools™ Etch 'n Pearl
$8.99
6mm Silvertone jump rings (6)
Silvertone ear wires)
Flat nose jewelry pliers)

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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.
Baking:
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.
First we need to mix up some special colors. Even thought both Peacock Pearl and Purple Pearl have enough mica in them to show off the mica shift technique, they will perform even better if we mix in some premo Pearl. Mix 1 part Peacock Pearl with 1 part Pearl and mix 1 part Purple Pearl with 1 part Pearl. Sheet each of your new colors through the Clay Conditioning Machine on the thickest setting. Fold the sheet in half so it’s double thick. Hand roll the double sheet with the Acrylic Clay Roller to seal and to thin it. I like it to be just slightly thicker than 1/8” so that I have a nice thickness to shave for Mokume Gane since this is the only layer we are using. Next, using the 1.5” circle cutter, cut a pattern into the clay as shown. Press the pattern going all the way through the clay. If pieces get stuck in the cutter, gently remove them and put them back into the design.
Next, “heal” the pattern by rolling over it with the Acrylic Clay Roller until the cuts are all sealed up.
Carefully shave a thin layer parallel with the clay sheet to remove the top layer of the pattern with your blade.
Flip the shaved layer over off of the clay sheet. You should now have a thicker sheet and a shaved slice that both reveal the beautiful circles pattern you pressed into the sheet. You can obviously use the shaved piece any way you please but for these earrings we will just use the thicker sheet.
Cut out two (2) .75” circles from the sheet. I used the part where all the circles converged creating a cool curved grid pattern.
With the Purple blend, repeat the sheeting and prep steps in Step 1 to make a sheet a little thicker than 1/8”. Use various circle cutters to cut a pattern into the sheet. You can make your pattern as shown or make your own circular design.
Next, “heal” the pattern by rolling over it with the Acrylic Clay Roller until the cuts are all sealed up.
Carefully shave a thin layer parallel with the clay sheet to remove the top layer of the pattern with your blade.
Using the 1.25” circle shape, cut out two (2) pieces that will be the top of your earrings.
Using the 1” circle shape, cut the bottom portion from each piece away so that this will make a spot where the Peacock circles can nest in your design.
Poke holes as follows with the small Etch ’n Pearl: One hole at the top of each purple piece, one hole at the bottom of each purple piece, and one hole at the top of each blue piece. Bake all the pieces. When they are completely cool, add a jump ring to connect them a purple to a blue, and a jump ring at the top of each purple piece. Add the ear wires to the jump ring at the top of the purple piece as shown in the finished photo.
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