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.
Rainbow Skinner BlendWith the Clay Conditioning Machine on the thickest setting create a sheet of each color of clay. Sheet each color through the Clay Conditioning Machine on the thickest setting. Cut out triangles of each color. The total width of your triangles laying side by side should be equal to the width of your pasta machine rollers. Place the colors from left to right: Candy Pink, Cadmium Yellow, Turquoise, and then Purple. Alternate the tips and wide ends of the triangles so they fit together in a rectangle. The tips should actually be flat across. This will protect the integrity of each color in the blend.
Fold the sheet of colors up from top to bottom so that like colors line up to like colors.
Press the folded sheet through the Clay Conditioning Machine folded side first. Continue folding and pressing the sheet through always going the same direction. Always fold like colors to like colors. After a few passes you will be able to see the new colors emerge.
Fold and press the sheet through until the colors are beautifully blended, about 20 passes. Set the rainbow sheet aside.
Bull’s Eye Cane
With Clay Conditioning Machine on the Number 3 setting Create a sheet of White clay. The sheet should be as wide as your machine rollers. Cut a straight edge along the front of the sheet.
From 1/2 oz. of Purple Pearl, make a log as long as your White sheet is wide.
Lay the Purple Pearl log along the edge of the White sheet. Bend the edge of the White sheet up along the log.
Roll the log up to make a bull’s eye cane. Trim the back edge and smooth the seam with your fingers.
Cut a straight edge along the front of the rainbow sheet. Lay the bull’s eye cane along the edge of the rainbow sheet perpendicular to the stripes. Bend the edge of the rainbow sheet up along the bull’s eye cane.
Roll the cane up. Trim the back edge and smooth the seam with your fingers.
Trim the ends. Divide the length of your rope evenly by eight. Cut the rope into eight equal lengths. Each time you cut a length, position it right next to the previous length. Gently press all the pieces together sides touching.
Roll gently over the rope lengths to flatten them slightly and force the sides to connect to each other.
Cut the eight ropes evenly in half and position one half on top of the other. Gently roll over with the clay roller.
Cut the 16 ropes evenly in half and position one set on top of the other. Gently roll over with the clay roller.
Again, cut the 32 ropes evenly in half and position one set on top of the other. Gently roll over with the clay roller.
Reduce the cane by pressing evenly on all four sides with your fingers pushing it longer.
Keep reducing the cane with your hands or with the clay roller until it is about 1/2” across. Smooth the corner edges so they are not so pointed with your fingers.
Gently slice through the cane to reveal the inside design.
Rainbow Pixel Beads
Slice 8-10 slices from your cane (depending on how long you will want your bracelet). The slices should 3/16” thick. Poke a hole in the center of each one with the large Etch ‘N Pearl tool.
Gently push the large Etch ‘N Pearl tool through the hole about 1.25” onto the tool.
Remove the bead from the tool and turn it over. Gently push the large Etch ‘N Pearl tool through the hole from the opposite direction about 3” onto the tool.
Remove the bead from the tool and turn it over. Gently push the large Etch ‘N Pearl tool through the hole from the opposite direction onto the tool until the bead is about 1” from the end. The bead should be slightly bent from pushing it onto the tool.
With the needle tool, poke a hole from one corner to the middle
Poke a hole from the opposite corner to the middle. Repeat steps 2-6 for each of the beads. Bake as directed above.
Rainbow Pixel Bracelet
When the beads are cool, you are ready to string them. Measure off 40” of gossamer floss. Thread your beading needle and double the floss so that it is 20” long. Secure the end of the thread with a seed bead or a knot. Starting at one of the corner holes on the clay beads, thread the floss through and bring the needle up through the large hole in the middle.
String a ball bead on next.
String a seed bead on next.
Go back down through the round bead.
Go back out through the opposite corner hole in the rainbow pixel bead.
Continue repeating steps 1 through 6 until the bracelet is strung. You should finish with an E-bead. Remove the seed bead from the beginning point. Tie off the floss with an overhand knot. Pull the knot into the hole in the rainbow bead.