- Getting Started:
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.
Using ½ package of Wasabe and ½ package of White, make two logs. Wrap each in a thin (#5) sheet of black.
Make a 2x4 inch sheet of black and white on the thickest setting. Cut in sheet in half to make a double thickness Stack the double black and white sheets and cut into square logs.
Stack logs into a checkerboard. Roll over the stack until it is flattened. Put flattened checkerboard through pasta machine, short end first, on the thickest setting. Cut and stack.
Compress into a rectangle about 2” wide.
Reduce Wasabe and White logs to 10”. Cut and stack as shown. Reduce cane to twice its length. Cut and recombine. Compress into a rectangle and combine with the first cane. Set cane aside to rest.
Make a 7” by 2” strip of black on the thickest setting. Cut thin slices of the remaining white log and apply to the strip. Roll over gently with Sculpey Acrylic Roller
Turn the dotted strip face down. Slice rested cane and lay it out on the strip. Roll over to secure.
Place Lucite template on the strip and choose area to cut.
Apply strip to metal form, poke holes in the edges for jump rings. Bake on the metal form for 1 hour at 275 degrees. Add clasp and Enjoy.