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Sculpey Air-Dry™ Light As Air Feather Earrings

Sculpey Air-Dry™ Light As Air Feather Earrings

Designed by Amy Koranek
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Delicate and lightweight, these feather earrings are easy to make and easy to wear using Sculpey Air-Dry™. COMPLETION TIME: 15 Minutes plus drying time - recommended that you let your earrings dry overnight before finishing.
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  • Clear kitchen wrap or zip lock storage bag
  • Water basin
  • Folk Art Enamels Hydrangea acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • 9 mm Silver tone jump rings (2)
  • Silver tone ear wires (2)
  • Flat nose pliers
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Project Instructions
    Getting Started with Sculpey Air-Dry™ :
Please make sure your work area is covered. We recommend working on the Sculpey® Oven-Safe Work Mat, wax paper, or disposable foil.

Start with clean hands, unwrap and knead clay until soft and smooth. Wash hands after use. Wrap any extra clay in then wrapper and then put in an airtight container.

Working: Knead your clay before you begin shaping it for your creations. Our polymer clay is already soft and pliable, but warming the clay with your hands is a good practice to spread the substance, condition the material and get a feel for what you’re working with.

Shaping: You can use a combination of your hands, crafting tools and multimedia materials to shape your clay into the design you desire, create unique patterns and textures and incorporate mixed media elements. Remember: you can create anything you can imagine! Just make sure the finished product is exactly what you want before allowing it to dry.

Drying: Lay or stand your air-dry clay projects on a nonporous surface with a clean and smooth finish in an area with low humidity. Let the projects remain untouched and undisturbed for about 24 hours to ensure complete hardening.
This project will just a small amount of Air-Dry™ clay so try to only remove what you need from the package. Wrap extra clay tightly and store in an airtight container or baggie for later use.

After conditioning the clay in your hands until it is soft and pliable, roll out a sheet with the Acrylic Clay Roller to a size of 4” x 3” and 1/8” thick. You can apply water to the clay with fingertips if needed to help blend rough spots.

Use the Flexible Clay Blade to cut out an organic ellipse shape about 3” tall.

The excess clay can be combined with the original unused clay for future projects.
feather shape cut out of clay sheet
Make two ellipse shapes using the Flexible Clay Blade. They don’t have to match perfectly because these are feathers and every feather is unique.
image shows both ellipse/feather shapes
Bend one end of a feather shape around the tip of the Small Etch ‘n Pearl to form a quill.
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Gently pull out the Etch ‘n Pearl and then use the tip to drag a line from the quill to the tip.
image shows making center line on feather
Poke a hole through the quill from side to side to make a hole for the earring construction.
image shows as described
Use the tip of the Etch ‘n Pearl to drag detail lines from the center line outward on both sides.
image shows adding detail lines
Repeat Steps 6 & 7 to design two feathers.
image shows both feathers
Use the tip of the Clay Blade to remove little triangles along the edges. These will look best if they are irregular in size and depth
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Allow the feathers to dry completely. Once dry, dry brush a thin layer of blue paint on each one.
image shows paint application
Here is the earring layout for each earring.
image shows earring assembly
Assemble the earrings as shown using flat nose pliers to open and close the jump rings.
image shows completed earrings