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Sculpey Soufflé™ Cabernet and Gold Leaf Stencil Earrings

Designed by Amy Koranek
Sculpey Soufflé™ Cabernet teams up with some composite gold-toned metal leaf and a stencil for a clever way to create a patterned earring in a flash!

60 Minutes to make, bake, and assemble
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Product ImageProduct Name Qty
Sculpey Soufflé™ Cabernet 1.7 oz
Sculpey Tools™ 8-Inch Acrylic Clay Roller
Sculpey Tools™ Clay Tool Starter Set
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large final image for Sculpey Soufflé™ Cabernet and Gold Leaf Stencil EarringsQuick Crafts | Souffle Gold Leaf Texture Earrings |
  • Composite gold leaf
  • Stencil (mine is from Etsy: search “stencils for polymer clay”)
  • Gold arches with built in ear posts and backs (2) (Etsy: search 6 pcs matter gold planted arches)
  • Cutters (Etsy: search blair clay cutter earring”)
  • 8 mm Gold-tone jump rings (2)
  • Flat nose pliers

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 (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.
Roll 1/2 bar of Cabernet to a sheet 1/8” thick.
Place the stencil on top of the sheet and roll over it with the Acrylic Clay Roller until the stencil is slightly seated in the surface of the clay. The clay should be at least level with the stencil if not slightly raised in the openings.
photo shows stencil seated on clay sheet
Carefully lay a sheet of composite gold leaf on top of the stencil.
Smooth the gold leaf down so it is clinging to the clay.
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Burnish the gold leaf and the stencil using your fingertip in circles. Using heavy pressure, you should be able to flake the gold leaf off where it is contacting the plastic stencil. The gold leaf should remain on the surface of the clay because the clay is slightly sticky.
photo shows removing excess gold leaf
Once you can see that the gold leaf is only on the clay, carefully peel the stencil back.
photo shows as described
The image from the stencil is now transferred to the clay surface.= using the gold leaf material.
photo shows stenciled pattern
Determine where on the sheet you can cut out two of the cutter shapes that will give you a match set if desired.
photo shows cutter on sheet of clay
Cut two of the shapes and set the scrap aside.
photo shows 2 shapes cut
Lay out the clay pieces with the findings to determine where to poke holes for assembly.
Poke holes using the Blunt Point Tool.
Bake the clay pieces following the baking instructions for Sculpey Soufflé™.
Allow the pieces to cool completely before handling.
photo shows assembly layout
Use flat nose pliers to connect the clay pieces to the metal findings with jump rings.
photo shows earrings connected
These metal findings have built in posts so no gluing is necessary.
photo shows finished earrings