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Sculpey Premo™ and Liquid Sculpey® Combine to Create a Moonlight Necklace

Sculpey Premo™ and Liquid Sculpey® Combine to Create a Moonlight Necklace

Designed by Amy Koranek
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Create an easy ethereal necklace quickly and easily combining both Liquid Sculpey® and Sculpey oven bake clay. 

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  • Pearl mica powder
  • Necklace chain
  • 3 eye pins
  • 4 mm Jump ring
  • Glitter
  • Dark blue alcohol ink
  • Small paper baking cups
  • Round nose pliers
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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.

    Oven Bake 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.
    Liquid Baking:
• 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.  
Condition 1/8 bar of Translucent premo into a ball. Dip the ball into pearl mica powder.
Work the mica powder in by kneading the clay. Repeat dipping the ball of clay into the powder and kneading it in until you have achieved a cloudy look
Press the tinted premo into the moon face mold. Use a lot of fingertip pressure to make sure the clay is entering into all the details.
Carefully shave away excess clay from the mold with the clay blade.
Lay an eye pin on top of the moon clay. Use a scrap of the mixed clay to make a star shape from the mold as well. Overfill the star shape overflowing the clay into a little pancake. Gently flex the mold to remove the star and flip it over. Use a circle cutter to clean up the edge of the background around the star
Use the star to sandwich the eye pin in place on the back of the moon
Use the flat edge of the purple knife tool to score radiating lines around the star. This will add detail and also help the star to connect to the back of the moon. You can either bake the molded piece in the mold or carefully flex it out of the mold and then bake following the baking instructions for Premo Sculpey above
Place a paper mini baking liner in the mini cupcake baking pan. Stir Clear Liquid Sculpey (LS) completely to make sure there are no lumps in it. Pour a little Clear LS into the paper liner. Add one drop of dark blue alcohol ink and a little iridescent glitter. Stir completely.
Pre-heat your oven to 325 °F. This is the temperature we will need to cure and to “clearâ€ Clear LS. When the mold is completely cool, add the tinted LS to the two star shapes. Lay the eye of an eye pin into each one of the stars. Cover the eye of each eye pin with a drop of the tinted LS as shown. Bake at 325 °F for 20 minutes.
When the mold is completely cool, gently flex it to remove the pieces. Trim the eye pin of the moon to 3/4" above the moon. Carefully curl a loop in the tail to just above the moon with round nose pliers. Trim the eye pin of a star to 1". Carefully curl a loop in the tail to 1/4" above the star with round nose pliers.Do not trim the eye pin of the last star. Carefully curl a loop to 1â" above the star with round nose pliers
Connect the short tail star to the large jump ring with a 4mm jump ring using flat nose pliers. Connect the moon to 1" of chain with a 4mm jump ring. Connect the 1" chain to the large jump ring with another 4mm jump ring using flat nose pliers. Connect the last star to the remaining 1.5" of chain. Connect the 1.5" chain to the large jump ring with another 4mm jump ring using flat nose pliers. Cut the necklace chain in half. Connect both ends of the necklace chain to the large jump ring with 4mm jump rings using flat nose pliers
Designer's Note - I use miniature paper baking liners for mixing Liquid Sculpey® for projects that require only a small amount of each color. If mixing up several different colors, I use a mini muffin baking pan to hold the paper cups steady while I'm mixing. When I'm all finished with a project, I fill my mold with any remaining tinted LS and bake the pieces to save for later projects. Then I bake the paper cups with the residue of the LS in them. When they are completely cool the cups can be discarded. The paper cups I use are from the baking department and designed for use as mini cupcake liners.