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Sculpey Souffle Day Lily Earrings

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I. Am. NOT. A. Sculptor.  But I AM a surface treatment lover, so I saw the opportunity to merge my skills with my non-skill with these earrings using the Sculpey silicone flower mold. Sculpey Souffle is the ideal medium for this project because the unique surface texture will closely replicate the look of a petal AND play well with the pastels and pens! Design by syndee holt  
Grouped product items
Product ImageProduct Name
Sculpey Soufflé™ Canary 1.7 oz
Sculpey Soufflé™ Cowboy 1.7 oz
Sculpey Tools™ Clay Conditioning Machine
Sculpey Tools™ Graduated Cutters: Circle, 6 pc
Sculpey Tools™ Graduated Cutters: Oval, 6 pc
Sculpey Tools™ Clay Blades
Oven-Bake Clay Adhesive 2 oz
Sculpey Tools™ Oven-Safe Molds: Flowers
Have on hand: rusty orange chalk pastel

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® Work ‘n Bake Clay 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 ¼" (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.
Sheet out the conditioned Canary clay on the #4 (thin) setting. Use the oval cutter that is closest to size to the lily petal. Lightly spray the mold with water and press the clay into the mold, spreading the clay with your fingers to fill the mold. Carefully slice off any excess clay starting at the center to each end of the petal. Repeat to make 6 petals for each earring.
Use the edge of the Super Slicer to scrape a small bit of the chalk pastel on a piece of paper. Apply the pastel to the inside edge of each petal, using a cotton swab. Feather the color gently up the petal. Repeat for all the petals
Position the bottom 3 petals and then layer the top 3 petals as shown. Press gently together in the center.
Cut about 5 2 inch pieces of the thin floral wire and push them through the center of the flower. Gather the clay and the wire in the back, pressing the clay firmly around the wire. Use the wire cutters to cut off any excess wire and clay, leaving only a small protrusion of wire and clay on the back. Don’t try to position the wires yet! Repeat for each flower. NOTE: you may find a small drop of Bake n’ Bond helpful in this step!
Gently press the flower into the center of the middle circle cutter. Press each petal down and the tips up slightly to mimic lily petals. Bake as directed.
Once the flowers have baked and cooled. Use the brown alcohol marker to add the signature lily dots to the petals. I also used a cinnamon colored pen to add some shading to the center of each petal as well. Use a cotton swab to help blend the shaded colors.
Gently bend the wires apart and add tiny balls of Cowboy to the end of each wire. I used a toothpick to apply a small drop of Bake n Bond to the wire before adding the ball.
Bake the earrings as directed in step 1. You don’t HAVE to put the flowers back into the circle cutters, but I found that the cutters helps corral the flowers and kept them from rolling.
Once the flowers are baked and cooled, I used a pin vise drill a hole in the top petal of each flower so I could add a jump ring. I added a second jump ring to move the flower away from the ear wire. Some golden/orange beads were added to the ear wire as well!