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Sculpey Souffle™ Metal Filigree Earrings

Designed by Amy Koranek

Get the boho look with these easy to make earrings! 

 

 

Grouped product items
Product ImageProduct Name Qty
Sculpey Tools™ Clay Blades
$14.99
Sculpey Tools™ Clay Tool Starter Set
$8.99
Sculpey Tools™ Etch 'n Pearl
$8.99
Sculpey Tools™ Dual End Detail Tools
$9.99
Sculpey Tools™ Graduated Cutters: Circle, 6 pc
$6.99
Sculpey Soufflé™ Concrete 1.7 oz
$2.79
Out of stock
Sculpey Soufflé™ Grape 1.7 oz
$2.79
Out of stock
Sculpey Soufflé™ Raspberry 1.7 oz
$2.79
Out of stock
Sculpey Soufflé™ Poppy Seed 7 oz
$9.99
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Sculpey Soufflé™ Guava 1.7 oz
$2.79
Out of stock
  • Antique bronze filigree pieces (2)
  • Four heat set crystals 
  • 2 fish hook earrings 
  • 2 jump rings 

Additional Resources

    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:
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.
You will need such a very little bit of patterned clay - this is the perfect project for using some decorative scraps. For my earrings, I sliced off the edge of a stacked piece I had left over from the Twisted and Curved Focal Bead project. These are very, very thin layers - you can stack and run through a couple of times to kind of recreate with new clay. My scrap clay already has very thin layers of colors stacked up making it perfect for a small Mokume Gane pattern. First I impressed two dots into the stack with the 2mm ball tool. Next I pressed the smallest circle cutter around the holes. Then I made radiating marks around the holes and through the circle with the plastic knife tool.
Shave a thin layer of clay off of the top of the striped stack to reveal the pattern. Cut out two circle shapes from the patterned clay. Position the circle shapes in the center of the filigree and press them in enough that the filigree embeds into the clay.
My filigree pieces have a second circular design at the top so I will put some clay elements there as well. From the striped stack I will cut out two more circles using the domed end of the large Etch ‘n Pearl.
Push the domed side of these pieces into the filigree from the back.
Slice away a very thin layer of clay from the front of the little pieces you just pushed through from the back to reveal more colors. Add a small heat set crystal to the top piece of clay on each earring. Add a larger heat set crystal to the bottom piece on each earring.
Bake the filigree with the clay pieces on them. When they are completely cool, add ear wires with jewelry pliers.
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