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Sculpey® III Perfectly Matched Necklace

Starting at $2.49

One of my favorite things about oven bake clays is the wide variety of colors. With so many colors to choose from and to mix together - you can match anything perfectly.

Design by Amy Koranek
Grouped product items
Product ImageProduct Name Qty
Sculpey III® Teal Pearl 2 oz
$2.49
Sculpey® III Pearl 2 oz
$2.49
Sculpey III® Buried Treasure 2 oz
$2.49
Sculpey Tools™ Clay Conditioning Machine
$39.99
Sculpey Tools™ 8-Inch Acrylic Roller
$8.99
Sculpey Tools™ Clay Blades
$14.99
Sculpey Tools™ Etch 'n Pearl
$8.99
Antique gold filigree square; Antique gold filigree circles (3); Antique gold 2” head pins (7); Antique gold jump rings (24); Antique gold 16” chain; Coordinating glass beads (2); Antique gold metal bi-cone beads (8); Coordinating tassel; Shell beads (6); Flat nose jewelry pliers; Round nose jewelry pliers; Wire cutters; small spray bottle of water

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    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.
I developed this design by selecting beads from my stash that I thought worked well together and were yet eclectic - glass, shell, metal, a tassel, and oven bake clays. I decided on metal findings in antique gold to go along with the metal beads that I already had. I didn’t end up using all the beads shown, but this is the place I started from. I selected my Sculpey III colors to complement the beads I chose and to tie it all together.
For the mokume gane pendant, sheet 1/4 block of each color through the pasta machine on the thickest setting. Pile the colors up as shown.
Press the pile through the pasta machine on the thickest setting. Cut the layered sheet in half.
Lay one half of the sheet on top of the other half and press through the pasta machine on the thickest setting one more time
Cut the sheet into four equal sections and pile them up. Roll over them with the acrylic roller to make sure there are no air bubbles and to seal the sheets together.
Lightly spray the selected Design Block with water. Deeply impress one of the Design Blocks patterns into the slab of clay with hand pressure.
Sheet another 1/4 block of Buried Treasure on the thickest setting. Slice through the striped stack removing all the raised areas of the pattern. Flip the piece that you’ve sliced off over and place it pattern side up on the Buried Treasure sheet. Now you have two pieces of patterned clay to work with in your designs.
For the pendant piece, I cut a square of the patterned clay to a size that fit inside my large square filigree piece. I pressed it slightly into the filigree allowing the back of the clay to fill in the spaces of the filigree. I poked holes through the clay and the filigree so I would have a place to insert jump rings later. For the smaller filigree pieces, I rolled up little ball scraps of the patterned clay and placed one ball on each side of the small round filigree pieces sandwiching the metal in the middle. Bake the filigree pieces following the baking instructions.
When the filigree pieces are completely cool, add jump rings to the top and bottom of the piece where you poked the holes through in Step 9. Bend the excess filigree around the sides of the square clay piece carefully with flat nose pliers
For the twisted beads you will need 1/4” - 3/8” thick pieces. If the patterned clay slab is not this thick, back it with a sheet of coordinating clay to make it thick enough. Cut a 1/4” - 3/8” wide slice.
Cut two 1” sections. Poke a hole all the way through the section with the small Etch ‘n Pearl and leave the piece on the tool.
rasp the ends of the bead with your fingers and gently twist it. Touch up the ends with your fingertips if they get messy. Repeat with the second piece. Bake the twisted beads on the Etch ‘n Pearl and remove from the tool when completely cool
For ball beads, make a twisted rope out of some of the patterned clay. Cut off three equal size sections and roll them into balls. Poke a hole all the way through each bead with an Etch ‘n Pearl. Bake them on the Etch ‘n Pearl and remove from the tool when completely cool.
For ball beads, make a twisted rope out of some of the patterned clay. Cut off three equal size sections and roll them into balls. Poke a hole all the way through each bead with an Etch ‘n Pearl. Bake them on the Etch ‘n Pearl and remove from the tool when completely cool.
Assemble the necklace as shown. Use jump rings to attach the sections of chain to the bead combos. The chain can be easily cut into sections with wire cutters.Between the pendant and the glass beads, use a 1” section of chain on each side.Between the glass beads and the twisted and ball bead sections, use a 1” section of chain on each side.Between the combos and the twisted beads, use a 1” section of chain on each side.Connect the twisted bead sections with enough chain to make the entire necklace as long as you would like. If you make the necklace 28” - 30” in length, a clasp set will not be required.
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