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Sculpey Premo™ Apricot Leaf Charm Pendant Necklace

Designed by Cindi McGee
Gorgeous little Apricot leaves tumble with copper rings and wooden beads to create this unique pendant. TIME TO COMPLETION: 80 minutes including baking
Grouped product items
Product ImageProduct Name Qty
Sculpey Premo™ Apricot 2 oz
$2.99
Sculpey Tools™ Clay Blades
$17.99
Sculpey Tools™ Etch 'n Pearl
$10.99
Sculpey® Jewelry Designs Template Pack
$4.99
Sculpey Tools™ Clay Conditioning Machine
$50.99
  • White acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Craft knife
  • Aluminum foil
  • Paper towels
  • Large copper rings (about 1” diameter - 3)
  • Copper jumprings in two sizes (6 medium, 3 larger)
  • Small wooden beads
  • Ivory cording

Project Instructions

    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® 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.

    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 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.
Roll Apricot clay to desired thickness. I rolled to a setting #4 on my pasta machine.
photo shows sheet of Apricot clay
Crumple foil tightly, then unroll and create a wrinkled sheet of foil. Place the clay sheet onto the foil, then roll it with a clay roller to transfer the crumpled pattern to the back of the sheet.
photo shows texturing the clay with the foil
Flip sheet over, place foil on the top and roll over it to texture the top of the sheet of clay.
photo shows texturing the sheet of clay
Place the template over the clay sheet, use the craft knife to cut 1 of the larger leaf shapes, 2 medium, and 4 small.
photo shows using the template to cut the leaves out
Use the pointed end of the Etch & Pearl tool to draw a line from the tip to the top of the leaf shape.
photo shows the center vein being created
Use the tool to add lines on either side of the center line to mimic leaf veining.
photo shows adding lines for veins
Use the tip of the tool to add texture to the outer edges of the leaves.
photo shows texturing outside of leaf
Gently pinch the flat top of the leaves inward.
photo shows pinching the leaf into shape
Carefully make a hole through the pinched section with the tool. Be sure your hole is large enough for the ring(s) you plan to use for your pendant.

Bake the leaves according to manufacturer instructions. Let cool.
To create an “antiqued/whitewashed effect,” apply white acrylic paint to the leaves.
photo shows painting the leaves
Let it set briefly then use a paper towel to wipe away the excess paint, leaving just the paint in the indented areas.
photo shows removing the paint from the upper areas of the leaves
Begin with the largest leaf. Add it to one of the large copper rings, with wooden beads on either side to accent the leaf.

Add 3 medium jump rings to the top of the ring, then add the second large ring.
photo shows the described assembly
Add one of the medium leaves to each side of the ring, with wooden beads on either side.

Add 3 medium jump rings to the top of the ring, then add the third large ring.
photo shows the described assembly
Add the 4 small leaves to the top ring, with the wooden beads between them as desired.
photo shows the 4 small leaves in position
Add 3 large jump rings to the center of the top ring.
photo shows the 3 large jumpr rings
Insert 3 strands of ivory satin cording through the 3 rings added in Step 16. Add closure.
phtoo shows cording through the 3 rings
Here's a closeup look at my final pendant
photo shows completed pendant
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