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 Liquid Polymer Clay may damage unprotected furniture or finished surfaces. Be sure to cover your crafting area appropriately. - Stir Liquid Sculpey® completely. Thin with Sculpey® Liquid Clay Softener as needed - Wash hands after use (we have found that baby wipes work best)
•It is important to use oven thermometer when you bake the liquids so that you can ensure your oven is at the correct temperature.•Do not microwave the liquids. They must be baked in a Preheated oven at 275 ºF (130 ºC) for liquid colors and 300 ºF (149 ºC) for Clear – Do not exceed baking temperatures.•If your piece is less than 1/4” bake for 15 minutes. For thicker pieces that are 1/4” or above bake for 30 minutes. •If your liquid project has become yellowed or discolored in the oven, when you remake it, tent it by placing either – folding an index card in half and placing your project under it or by using aluminum foil over your project.
This piece will be made by layering the Liquid Sculpey (LS) colors into the square shaped mold and then marbling the colors with the tip of an Etch ‘n Pearl. The color scheme makes it easy because all three of these colors will look really pretty marbled into each other, so the order that they are layered really doesn’t matter. I first placed a layer of Silver LS, then Pearl LS, then Blue LS in the bottom of the square shape. The mold is slightly clear so you can easily see how much of each color you are placing inside.
Keep layering the colors to the top. That Silver streak you see on the left most side of the mold is where I accidentally dripped Silver LS down the side wall instead of it falling directly into the layers. I did not correct that drip because this project is going to end up marbled. But if you want to clean up drips on the inside of the mold it’s easy to do by dampening a cotton swab with alcohol and very carefully dragging it along the inside walls removing drips on the tip of the swab.
Keep layering the colors almost all the way to the top. Leave at least an 1/8” of open space at the top because we are going to insert a tool into the liquids to marble the colors. The tool will need some empty space and we don’t want the liquids to overflow. Carefully insert the small Etch ‘n Pearl into the center of the liquids and push it all the way to the bottom center of the mold. Then carefully drag the tip to the center of one of the sides and pull it up along the side. You will see the colors marble into each other because of the tool dragging through them.
Repeat this inserting and dragging process on all the sides so that the piece is equally marbled all the way around. When you are done, carefully remove the tool and wipe the excess LS away with paper towel. Then back fill the mold all the way to the top with one of the colors. I topped mine off with Silver LS.
Place one of the eye pins on the rod that comes with the mold. Locate the little raised brackets on the top of the mold that are there to hold the rod in place during baking. Dip the tail of the eye pin all the way down into the LS and position the rod into the little brackets so it stays in place during baking. Double check that the eye pin is still in the very center of the square shape before baking. Bake the mold following the baking instructions listed above.
When the mold is completely cool, carefully pinch it at the bottom to work the pendant piece out of the mold. If you have trouble pinching the baked piece out, you can try placing the mold in the freezer for a few minutes to release it. If there is any stray baked LS around the top of the molded piece, you can clean it up by trimming it with sharp scissors or a craft knife.
For the chain make extensions by placing a metal round bead, then a blue E-bead, then a metal tube bead, another blue E-bead, and a final metal round bead on an eye pin. Curl another eye in the tail of the eye pin with round nose pliers. Make four of these extensions.
Cut a 1” piece from your chain and hook two extensions together with jump rings and the 1” chain piece.
Finish the necklace as shown. Use a jump ring to attach the pendant to two more pieces of 1” chain. Connect a double extension to each of the 1” chains with jump rings. Attach the remainder of the chain to the top set of extensions with jump rings. If you wish you can cut the chain at the back of the neck and attach a clasp set with jump rings.