Glass enamel designs are made by fusing metal wire to metal sheet, then filling in each section with different colors of powdered glass that are melted in a kiln. Get the same gorgeous look the easy way with polymer clay.
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.
Make bracelet base from two #1 sheets of 18K Gold created with the Clay Conditioning Machine and rolled together with Acrylic Roller, cut to 1-1/4" x 6-3/4". Lay bracelet base on waxed paper. Spread thin layer of Oven Bake Clay Adhesive on top surface. Using smallest spaghetti disk in the extruder, extrude 18 K Gold strings. Make circles and designs on the bracelet base; pat lightly to adhere without distorting the clay. The Oven Bake Clay Adhesive will bond the strings to the base. Add small balls of 18K Gold and press in hot-fix crystals. Wrap clay around outside of cuff bracelet form. Bake for 30 minutes and allow to cool completely.
Mix 1/2 block Pearl and 1/2 block Translucent. Divide mixture in three. Add a pea-sized ball of Peacock Pearl to one part and mix thoroughly. Repeat with Bright Green Pearl and Ultramarine Blue to make three pastel colors. Press thin snakes and small balls into recessed areas between strings on bracelet surface, using one color per area. When all areas are filled with clay, smooth with your fingers, then wipe with alcohol swabs to remove fingerprints. Bake for 30 minutes. When completely cool, remove the bracelet from the cuff form and get ready for compliments!
If you want more vibrant colors in the enamel areas, add colored clay a little bit at a time. A little bit goes a long way when tinting Pearl and Translucent clay. Place most of crystals in the middle of the strip – this section will be on top of your wrist and will show the most.
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