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 (also called Curing):
Begin by preheating oven to 275 °F (130 °C). After you are done creating; for best results bake/cure 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/curing; however please note that the baking/curing 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 one half bar of each color, roll ropes that are 12” long.
Roll over the top of the ropes with the Roller so they are flattened slightly.
Cut the ropes into 12 one-inch sections
Lay the little bars in a row and apply them so the order is mixed up.
Roll over the clay so that the top and the backing are slightly flattened and really stuck together.
We are now going to cut the clay up in random angles and reassemble it to make a random pattern. I started by cutting the ends off at angles and then trading their positions.
When you switch the cut pieces and put them back together make sure they are connecting to each other in their new positions.
Continue sectioning the band with angled cuts and then switching the pieces to make a new pattern.
This photo shows the piece after many cuts and position trades.
Roll a sheet of Berry Pearl that is 1/8” thick and measures approximately 1” X 8”
Place the Berry Pearl strip close to the patterned clay.
Roll the patterned clay to make sure it will hold together. Then use the Blade to scrape the patterned piece up off the work surface and place it on the Berry Pearl strip as a backing.
Roll over the entire slab to make sure it’s all sealed together.
Trim the clay piece to give it nice clean edges and cut it to about 7”.
Wrap it around an empty metal or glass bottle. I like to leave a 1/2” gap where the ends of the bangle meet so that the bracelet stretches a bit when sliding it over my hand. Bake following the baking instructions for Sculpey Premo™ in Step 1 above. Allow to cool completely before popping the clay off of the bottle with your fingernail.
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