Make these super cute and simple lace earrings using Sculpey’s new Premo™ Light Pink, Liquid Sculpey Charcoal Metallic and Graphite Pearl. This set makes a cute yet elegant piece to your outfit or a great gift for a friend!
Time to complete: 30 minutes to make/30 minutes to bake
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.
Getting Started with Liquid Sculpey®:
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 Liquid Polymer Clay may damage unprotected furniture or finished surfaces. Be sure to cover your crafting area appropriately. - Stir Liquid Sculpey® completely. Thin with Sculpey® Liquid Clay Softener as needed - Wash hands after use (we have found that baby wipes work best)
-It is important to use oven thermometer when you bake the liquids so that you can ensure your oven is at the correct temperature.
-Do not microwave the liquids. They must be baked in a Preheated oven at 275 ºF (130 ºC) for liquid colors and 300 ºF (149 ºC) for Clear – Do not exceed baking temperatures.
-If your piece is less than 1/4” bake for 15 minutes. For thicker pieces that are 1/4” or above bake for 30 minutes.
-If your liquid project has become yellowed or discolored in the oven, when you remake it, tent it by placing either – folding an index card in half and placing your project under it by using aluminum foil over your project.
Here’s a tip for baking perfectly in silicone molds. Dampen a dish towel with water and wring out as much of the water as you can. Fold the damp towel so that the molds can sit level on top of it. The damp towel will slow down the curing process so that the LS will cure evenly throughout and avoid warping.
Squeeze Liquid Sculpey Charcoal Metallic on the lace mold from left to right to cover the mold leaving space in between to spread the liquid Sculpey evenly through the crevices with the supplied spreader tool.
Bake according to Step 1.
Gently peel the lace away from the mold once the liquid Sculpey has been cooled.
Roll out a large ball of pink clay and run through the conditioning machine on #2 setting. Make sure the clay slab is wide/long enough for the clay cutters to fit.
Take your arched cutter and cut two pieces for the main base of the earrings.
Place your arched cutter over the lace to map out where you need to cut the excess. Cut excess lace, do this twice for both earrings.
Place the mold halfway onto each earring base, flip it over and trim excess lace once again but with scissors to get a clean cut. Press the lace into the clay lightly
Cut out two small circles with your cutter on the Graphite pearl clay. Add them to the earring base where they are halfway off the base, leaving room to add the earring posts later.
Bake according to Step 1 above.
Once the pieces are cooled, super glue the earring posts to the back of the graphite pearl pieces. Glaze if desired. Here is a looked at the completed earrings.
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