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Sculpey III® Glittering Lightning Bolt Earrings

Sculpey III® Glittering Lightning Bolt Earrings

Designed by Phoebe Doehring
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Create a glittering pair of lightning bolt earrings in just about half an hour, using Sculpey III®.
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  • Silver jump rings
  • Silver post earring backs
  • Jewelry Pliers
  • Lightning Bolt template (or draw your own design)
  • Super Glue

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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.
Cut out and use the template provided or make your own lightning bolt design on heavy paper or cardboard and cut out.

Condition 1/4 block of Black Glitter clay. Run through the clay machine on the #2 setting. Place your lightning bolt template on your sheet of clay. Cut out two lightning bolts. Smooth the edges with your fingertip. Make a hole at the top of each with the pointed tip of your 5 in 1 tool.
Condition 1/4 block of Pink Glitter clay. Run through the clay machine on the #2 setting. Use the circle cutter from the set and cut out two small circles from the sheet of clay. Use the 5 in 1 tool again to make holes at the bottom center of each circle.
Use jewelry pliers to open the jump rings and attach the Pink circles and Black lightning bolts together.

Squeeze a drop of Super Glue on the back of each of the Pink circles and attach the earring posts. Allow to dry before wearing.