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.
Sheet Frost White Glitter and Peacock Pearl through the pasta machine on the thickest setting. Make each sheet a little more than 1/2 as wide as the pasta machine rollers. Lay them side by side with the extra clay overlapping in the middle.
Fold the sheets - white to white and blue to blue. Press them through the pasta machine folded end first on the thickest setting. Keep folding like color to like color and pressing through on the thickest setting until a nice blend is achieved in the middle. This is a variation of the Skinner Blend. Turn the sheet 1/4 turn and sheet the clay through the pasta machine on the second thickest setting without folding it to thin it and to make the blend more gradual. Then again on the third thickest setting without folding it.
Use the small hexagon cutter to cut out as many shapes as you can from your blended sheet.
Remove the cut hex shapes from the sheet of clay and arrange them in a pattern going from dark at the bottom to light at the top on a piece of paper. Sandwich the clay between pieces of paper and flip them over so that the back side is face up. Check your arrangement one more time to make sure the pieces are all lined up neatly. Position them with a slight gap between each one. Place a jump ring going across every gap that is between pieces to hook all the pieces together. Use enough pressure to embed the jump rings into the back of each piece of clay. Add one additional jump ring on each of the very top pieces so that you have a place to attach the chain later.
Arrange a second set of hex shapes on top of the first sandwiching the jump rings in between. Again, organize your hex shapes going from dark at the bottom to light at the top. Use enough pressure to connect the front pieces of clay to the back pieces.
Bake the pieces on the paper so that the back pieces will not turn shiny from coming into contact with the baking surface.
As soon as possible remove the warm piece from the paper and lay it flat to cool. The front and back are now both beautiful making for a reversible bib necklace
Cut the chain necklace in half with wire cutters and discard the broken loops. Add one end of each of the chain pieces to the jump rings in the clay bib with the 4mm jump rings
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