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.
Condition all colors of your clay. Roll snakes of each color approximately 1/2” x 4”long.
Press all colors together. Roll these a bit and then twist and fold in half. Roll, twist and fold in half. Repeat this process 4 to 5 times. Roll your clay into a big ball.
Using your roller tool flatten the clay until it is about 1/4” thick. Using the circle template or a circle cutter. Your circle should have a nice marbled effect of all the colors. Check both sides because you might like one more than the other.
Now go around and fold up all the edges about 1/2” to form a little dish. You can kind of gently squeeze the clay together in areas to make it curl up. Smooth and leave the flat edge so that you can attach the Gold pearls along the edge.
You will need a small dish of water when using the Etch and Pearl tool. The water helps to release the pearl from the tool onto your dish. Use the largest Etch and Pearl tool. Roll flat some Jewelry gold clay until it is about 1/8” or so thick. Dip your Etch and pearl tool in the water and then press down onto your Gold sheet. Twist slightly to release the pearl and then press it on to the edge of your dish. You may have to twist the tool to get the pearl out. Go all the way around the dish edge with the Gold pearls.
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