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.
Cut off 3/4 of the block of clay. Knead the clay until it soft and easy to manipulate
Use the Acrylic Roller to roll the lump of clay into a slab that is 1/4" thick.
Use the 1.5" teardrop cutter to cut out a piece of the slab of clay.
Use the Super Slicer Blade to trim a little bit off the rounded end of the teardrop. Having a flat end makes it easier to attach the bail.
Cut off a small piece of the index card. Place the index card on top of the slab of clay with the straight edge of the card at a diagonal along one side of the teardrop.
Dip your fingertip into the jar of embossing powder and lightly tap some powder over the surface of the teardrop. Make sure the piece of index card stays in place while adding the embossing powder. When finished remove the index card and set the teardrop to the side.
Roll out a small amount of White clay into a sheet that is about 1/16" thick. Cut a trip of clay that is 3/16" wide and 1" long. Lay the tube bail across the center of the strip of clay.
Fold the strip of clay around the tube bail and press the strip together.
Hold the Super Slicer blade about 1/16" away from the side of the tube bail and cut off the excess strip of clay.
Dip your fingertip into the jar of embossing powder and lightly tap some powder over the surface of the clay wrapped around the tube bail.
Pick up the bail and center it along the flat cut end of the teardrop shaped piece of clay. Gently press the bail against the teardrop piece. Bake the assembly for 25 minutes and let cool.
Tear off a piece of masking tape that is approximately 3" long. Line the center area of the piece of tape up with the line where the embossing powder stops (where the edge of the index card was). Rub the tape into place.
Paint a thin layer of the silver paint on the side of the pendant not covered with embossing powder and allow to dry per the paint manufacturer's instructions. Paint a second coat, if needed.
When the paint has completely dried remove the tape.
Measure the length of cord that it takes to be able to pull the necklace over your head, and add 6 inches. Cut the cord to the calculated length. Example: 22" are require to make a loop that will fit over your head. Add the 6" and cut the cord to 28" in length. String the pendant onto the cord
Take one cut end of the cord and tie it into a knot around the cord coming out of the other side of the pendant.
Bring the remaining cut end over to the cord extending from the opposite side of pendant. Tie the knot around the cord. Tighten both knots and trim away some of the excess cord on the knots.
To make the necklace longer pull on the cord below the knots.
To shorten the necklace pull on the knots.