Do not use unbaked clay on unprotected furniture or finished surfaces. Start with clean hands and work surface area. Good work surfaces include wax paper, metal baking sheet, or disposable foil. 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 1/4"(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 dedicated pasta machine several passes on the widest setting. Fold the clay in half after each pass and insert the fold side into the rollers first.
Using a wooden dowel or skewer cover approximately 2” of your dowel with foil. Wrap foil tightly around the dowel a few times and then fasten with tape. Before removing foil tube from dowel, roll it on your work table to get it nice and smooth. Slide the foil off the dowel and repeat this step once more. Set the two foil tubes aside. These will be used later to wrap your clay on and make a spiral.
Roll each color of clay into a log slightly smaller than the extruder barrel. Attach the large flat disc to the extruder. Slide the Twinkle Twinkle log into the extruder barrel. Extrude an 8” to 10” stripe of clay. You may want to extrude a little more just in case. Set this aside on some waxed paper.
Clean the Clay Extruder barrel and attach the medium sized circle disc. Slide the Silver log into the barrel and extrude at least 12” of Silver clay. Set aside on your waxed paper.
Cut two (3) 1/2” strips from the Twinkle Twinkle extruded pieces. Outline the entire strip of Twinkle Twinkle with the Silver snake, gently press the Silver around until you reach the top corner, leave a 1/2” tail and cut the excess. Repeat this step for the other strip. This tail piece will be where you make a loop for your earring wire.Gently roll each stripe with the Acrylic Roller.
Using the foil tubes you previously made, wrap the clay strips around to form a spiral shape. As you wrap leave the end of the clay with the excess Silver tail hanging off the top a bit and then spiral the clay down. Make sure both spirals look even. When satisfied with the spiral, make the tail at the top of each spiral into a loop. Gently press the loop into the silver border so it stays secure.
Bake earrings according to the directions above. Once cooled gently bend the earrings away from the foil tube and pull the tube out.Attach your silver earrings wires to the loops and your earrings are complete.
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