These dimensional lace textured earrings are created with a custom color from the Sculpey Premo™ + Sculpey Souffle™ Multi Pack of colors. Of course, YOU can create your own custom colors from this pack to create your own version of this clever project!
COMPLETION TIME: 45 Minutes to make, bake, and assemble
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.
First, we will make a Light Sea Glass color from the colors in the Multi Pack. Each bar in the Multi Pack is a 1 ounce size and the amounts given here are based on this smaller bar size. You will need: 1/2 bar of Igloo 1/4 bar of Sea Glass.
Mix these two colors together completely.
Roll the Light Sea Glass into a sheet 1/8” thick with the Acrylic Clay Roller. Make sure the sheet will accommodate two of the large square cutter shapes.
Use the Lace Mold like a texture sheet. Place it on top of the clay with the texture side down and press as hard as you can with your fingertips to help the mold bite into the clay. Once the mold has started to sink into the clay, you can use the Acrylic Clay Roller to make the texture deep and even. Carefully peel the mold away from the clay.
Cut out two of the large square shapes. For this project we will turn them like diamonds.
Cut out the center of each diamond shape with the small circle cutter. These circle shapes will be the top section of the earrings.
Now we will add details to the outside edges of each diamond to make them look scalloped. Start by using the small square cutter to cut out a triangle shape in the center of each of the four edges.
Then use the side of the Needle Tool to push in a little scallop halfway between the cut away triangle and the corner. There should be a total of eight scallops, two per side.
Layout your earring design as you want it to be assembled. Poke holes for the jump rings (which we will add after baking) with the Needle Tool.
Bake the pieces following the baking instructions in Step 1 above.
Allow the pieces to cool completely and then lay them out as shown.
Connect the top and bottom pieces with 6mm jump rings using flat nose pliers.
Connect the larger jump rings to the bottom with another 6 mm jump ring.
Glue the ear posts to the back and allow to dry completely.
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