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 ¼" (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.
With the Clay Conditioning Machine on the #2 setting, roll each color of clay (about ½ package each) into a sheet. Pair the colors up (usually a light and a dark works best) and run each pair of colors through the Clay Conditioning Machine on the #2 setting. Now put the two pairs together and run through the Clay Conditioning machine on the #2 setting.
Cut the long sheet in half and stack the two halves avoiding air bubbles by using the Acrylic roller to make sure the layers are stuck together well. Cut the stack in half again and restack avoiding air bubbles. This stack will be referred to as the mokume gane stack.
Mist the Dots Technique Design Block. Press the block into the stack of clay using a reasonable amount of pressure. You may use the Acrylic Roller to press the block if desired.
With the Super Sculpey flexible blade remove thin sheets of the mokume gane stack.
With the Clay Conditioning Machine on the widest setting roll out a sheet of Pearl clay. Place some of the thin sheets you removed from the stack on the Pearl clay.
Press the ring finding into the Pink patterned piece in an area that pleases you.
Remove the ring and carefully; trim around the impression it left.
Place the trimmed piece into the ring finding and adjust with your fingers for a good fit. Bake as described above. Allow to completely cool, pop clay out of the ring finding. Add a drop of clear quick drying glue and replace clay piece.
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