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.
From each bar remove a 1/8 size piece. Keep the pieces as neat and cube like as you possibly can. I did not condition the clay, instead I just cut the 1/8 size pieces from the bar so they would remain very neat.
Shape the little pieces as needed with your fingertips to make them all even in size and shape.
Mark each of the cube shaped beads with a little hash mark across the center of each of the twelve edges. These hash marks will serve as little guidelines for cutting the corners off of the cube to turn them into faceted shapes.
Using the hash marks as guides, slice off each corner starting in the center of an edge and slicing toward the two hash marks directly across that will remove the corner.
Remove each corner.
Repeat for each of the cube beads.
Poke a hole using the Needle Tool through the flat sides of all the faceted beads.
Make each hole larger by pushing the Blunt Point Tool through the hole that you made in Step 8. This is to make sure that the bead holes are large enough to accommodate the stretchy string.
From 1/16 bar of Ecru, make twelve ball beads. Then flatten each one slightly to make them into spacer beads. Use the Blunt Point Tool to push holes through each one. You may need to make more sets of the spacer beads depending on how many you need to finish your bracelet. I needed 24 beads (2 sets) to complete my bracelet.
Bake all the beads following the baking instructions in Step 1 above.
When the beads are completely cool, string them onto the stretchy string.
Tie a knot in the stretchy string and trim with scissors.
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