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 15 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.
Using a ¼ ounce of Yellow clay, roll into a 7 inch log. Cut the log into 28 pieces, which are then shaped into balls. Press a hole through the balls with a toothpick. While still on the toothpick, press lines around the bead, using the purple knife tool.
Use ¼ ounce of each Sky Blue and Turquoise and shape each color into a log. Twist the colors together and slightly roll to reshape into a 7 inch log. Cut into 28 pieces. Shape each piece into a ball and pierce a hole with the toothpick.
Bake all beads as directed above in Step 1 and let cool. Take 21 of each color bead and string into a necklace. Use 7 of each color bead and string into a bracelet. Double knot both the necklace and bracelet.
Cut 1/16 ounce of Granny Smith and cut into 8 pieces. Using your palms, shape into round beads. Cut one of the beads in half and reform into two round beads, these will be used on either side of the heart. Pierce each bead with a hole using the toothpick. Create some very tiny Granny Smith balls to decorate the heart with in the next step.
Using 1/8 ounce of Violet and 1/32 ounce of Violet and shape each into a teardrop. Slightly flatten. Using the knife tool, indent the top of each to form a large and small heart. Using a toothpick, press a hole into the upper left side of the larger heart. Slightly stretch the hole to make it large enough for the string to fit through. Use a toothpick to pierce a hole through the smaller heart. Make one small Violet bead for the closure. Decorate the hearts with the tiny Granny Smith balls created in Step 5.
To assemble the bracelet: String the small Granny Smith beads and the small heart onto the stretch magic cord, placing the two smaller beads next to the heart. Make a double knot.
To assemble the necklace: Cut a 10 ½ inch piece cord, tie one end to the small Violet bead, on the other end make a loop to fit the bead through, then loop through the heart.
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