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Sculpey Premo™+ Sculpey Souffle™ Camouflage Hoops

Designed by Amy Koranek
Create these khaki style earrings with just a hint of sparkle from the Premo™ 18k Gold. The bead shapes help add to the design element of the overall earring.

COMPLETION TIME:
60 Minutes to make, bake, and assemble
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Grouped product items
Product ImageProduct Name Qty
Sculpey Soufflé™ Khaki Green 1.7 oz
$2.99
Sculpey Premo™ 18K Gold 2 oz
$2.99
Sculpey Soufflé™ Cowboy 1.7 oz
$2.99
Sculpey Soufflé™ Latte 1.7 oz
$2.99
Sculpey Tools™ Clay Blades
$17.99
Sculpey Tools™ Etch 'n Pearl
$10.99
Sculpey Premo™+ Sculpey Souffle™ Camouflage Hoops
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Sculpey Premo™+ Sculpey Souffle™ Camouflage Hoops
  • Gold tone hoop connectors with T shaped crimp assembly (2)
  • Gold tone ear wires (2)
  • Gold seed beads (20)

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:
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.
For this design we will use 1/8 bar of Khaki Green shaped into a thick rope. Shape 18K Gold, Cowboy, and Latte into thin strings the same length as the Khaki Green rope.
photo shows the color proportions described
Bundle the ropes together sides touching. Place all the ropes together along one side of the thick Khaki Green rope so that the new log is predominantly Khaki Green on one side.
photo shows all the colors bundled together
Roll and twist the log to smooth the colors together.
photo shows as described
Roll and twist to create stripes and thin the log to double in length. Fold the rope in half.
photo shows rope folded in half
Repeat Step 5 to multiply the stripes.
photo shows as described
Roll the twisted rope into a thick short log. Cut the log in half with the Clay Blade.
photo shows log cut through the center
Pierce the log with the Small Etch ‘n Pearl, threading the log all the way to the center of the tool.
photo shows clay threaded onto the Etch n' Pearl
Roll the clay on the tool to lengthen and thin the rope to about 3/8” diameter while keeping it on the tool.
photo shows as described
Carefully roll the clay on the tool while slicing through it with the Clay Blade. As you roll the cut will be made all the way around the clay until the Clay Blade hits the Etch ‘n Pearl. Make cuts at 1/8” intervals along the clay rope.
photo shows cutting the clay as described
Remove the spacer beads that you have made in Step 10 and lay them flat on your work surface. Flatten each one slightly with your finger so that they spread out just a bit and thin nicely. In this photo the five beads on the right side of the photo have been flattened slightly. You will need 10 total spacer beads for the earring set. If you need more beads, you can make more from the half of the clay that we set aside in Step 7.
photo shows spacers as described
Next we will make the ball beads. From 1/8 bar of Khaki Green, create a little log 1/4” thick. Cut sections from the log 1/4” long. By keeping the thickness of the log consistent and making each cut the same size, each piece will be the same volume of clay so that each bead will be the same size.
photo shows sections cut from log
Roll each piece into a little ball in the palms of your hands.
photo shows clay sections rolled into balls
Pierce each ball bead with the Small Etch ‘n Pearl. Bake the spacers and the ball beads following the baking instructions for Sculpey Soufflé™. Allow to cool completely before handling.
photo shows bead on needle tool
Here is the layout for the earrings. The large connectors featured here are simple wires that form a hoop connected at the T. One side of the T is already crimped in place and the other side is functional with the ability to slide in and out of the connector T. Each earring will be assembled by alternating the seed beads, spacers, and ball beads on the open end of the wire.
photo shows earring layout with the two shapes alternating and small gold glass beads between each one
Once the beads are placed on the open end of the wire, re-insert the wire into the T connectors and pinch the connector onto the wire crimping it permanently in place with pliers.
photo shows pinching the connector after beads in place
Assemble both earrings as shown using flat nose pliers to open and close ear wires connecting them to the top of the T.
photo shows final assembly
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