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Sculpey Premo™ Mokume Gane Earrings

Sculpey Premo™ Mokume Gane Earrings

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Mokume Gane is a traditional Japanese method for laminating various colors of metals together and manipulated them to create patterns that resemble wood patterns. Polymer clay lends itself perfectly to creating patterns from layers of oven-bake clay, manipulating them and removing slices.  

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  • Toothpick
  • Disposable Plastic Knife
  • 24 Gage Red Craft Wire
  • Wire Cutters
  • Gold or silver leaf
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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.

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.
Roll out several sheets of clay; thickness of the sheets may vary
Stack the sheets of clay, gold, silver or copper leaf may be included, compress the stack of clay sheets using your hands or an acrylic roller
Using the Super Slicer Wavy Blade and various poking tools distress the stack of clay all the way to the very bottom
Compress the stack of clay back together
Using the flexible blade of the Super Slicer carefully cut across the stack parallel to the table
The slices vary as you keep cutting the slices off the original piece
Use these patterned slices to create jewelry or to cover home décor items