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Sculpey Bake ’n Bend Spring Bracelet

Sculpey Bake ’n Bend Spring Bracelet

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You can use Bake ’n Bend to make a bracelet that is springy and flexy and easy to put on because it stays flexible even after it’s baked.

Design by Amy Koranek

Clays used in this project:

Sculpey® Bake ’n Bend 2oz. Red - 1 Block Sculpey® Bake ’n Bend 2oz. Blue - 1 Block Sculpey® Bake ’n Bend 2oz. Green - 1 Block Sculpey® Bake ’n Bend 2oz. Yellow - 1 Block Sculpey® Bake ’n Bend 2oz. Orange - 1 Block
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Empty soda can, clean & dry

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Project Instructions
Getting Started:Polymer clay may stain. CLAY MAY DAMAGE UNPROTECTED FURNITURE OR FINISHED SURFACES. DO NOT USE polymer clay on unprotected surfaces. We recommend working on the Sculpey® Work ‘n Bake Clay Mat, wax paper, metal baking sheet, or disposable foil. Start with clean hands and work surface area. Knead clay until soft and smooth. For best results, clean your hands in between colors. Shape clay, pressing pieces together firmly. Bake on oven-proof glass or metal surface at 275°F (130 °C) for 30 minutes per ¼" (6 mm) thickness. For best baking results, use an oven thermometer. DO NOT USE MICROWAVE OVEN. DO NOT EXCEED THE ABOVE TEMPERATURE OR RECOMMENDED BAKING TIME. Wash hands after use. Baking should be completed by an adult. Begin by preheating oven to 275 °F (130 °C). Test temperature with oven thermometer for perfectly cured clay. For best results, condition all clay by running it through the Clay Conditioning Machine for several passes on the widest setting. Fold the clay in half after each pass and insert the fold side into the rollers first.
Shape equal amounts of each color into little snakes that are fat in the middle and tapered on each end. Mine are about 2” long and 3/8” thick in the middle.
Lay the snakes end to end but overlap the tapered ends so that you create a multi colored larger snake.
Gently roll the multi colored snake and twist it. Keep rolling and twisting it until it is a little thinner than 1/4” thick. Keep the ends tapered. Wrap the colored snake gently around the soda can
Gently roll the tapered ends into little coils as shown. Bake the bracelet on the soda can at 275 for 20 minutes
After baking, allow the bracelet and the can to cool completely. Then gently slide the bracelet off of the can. If it comes uncoiled, you can easily recoil it - the clay will always want to go back to the same shape it was in before it was baked.