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 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.
To prep the handle of the poker, paint it with glossy black acrylic paint. This way if you accidentally didn’t get Black Sculpey III on every single bit, the black paint will be a good background. Also, polymer clays like to stick to glossy paint, so this makes a nice surface to attach clay to and it won’t slide around.
Sheet both blocks of Black Sculpey III through the clay conditioning machine on the thickest setting. Make sure you have enough clay to cover the entire handle by comparing your clay sheet to the handle. Depending on the handle size you might need more or less. If you think you’ll need a little more, sheet the clay through on the second thickest setting to make the sheet bigger and thinner. Trim a straight edge across the top, bottom, and lead edge of your Black sheet. Start at the top of the handle near the metal poker and neatly wrap a sheet of Black around the handle pressing the trimmed lead edge on first. Trim a straight edge in the sheet and tuck it right up to the beginning of the sheet. Smooth the seam with your fingers. Press air bubbles out from between the handle and the clay.
Continue wrapping the handle with as many sheets as you need. Always start in the same position on the handle so your seams all line up. This will make for a neater finished look.
Trim around the end of the handle and smooth the seams with your fingers. Wrap a 1.25” piece of Black around the end. Put a 1/2” black pancake on the side, a 3/4” pancake on top of that, and a 1/2” pancake on top of that.
Add strips of Black to the poker end of the handle. Make these strips double thick
Sheet Silver through the clay conditioning machine on the third thickest setting. Cut 1/4” wide strips and put them on top of the double thick Black strips. Trim and smooth the seams. Add three (3) 1/8” wide Silver strips in the middle between the thick Black strips. Trim and smooth the seams
Add 1/4” wide Silver strips to the end of the handle on top of the Black band.
Add as many strips of Black and Silver as you like to the handle so it looks like a light saber. Add a 3/4” pancake of Silver near the top
Add buttons of Glow to the Silver button and the Black button. Bake following the baking instructions.