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Sculpey Premo™ and Sculpey Soufflé™ Embossed Teardrop Marble Earrings

Sculpey Premo™ and Sculpey Soufflé™ Embossed Teardrop Marble Earrings

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Bring the drama (and a bit of flash) to your earring collection with these terrific earrings, created with in a unique Etched Teardrop shape. TIME TO COMPLETION: 60 Minutes to make, bake, and assemble Designed by Amy Koranek
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ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES
  • Silver composite leaf
  • Corn starch 
  • 6 mm Silver tone jump rings (2)
  • Silver tone ear posts and back (2)
  • Silicone glue or instant drying glue
  • Flat nose pliers
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Project Instructions

Step 1

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.

Baking (also called Curing):

Begin by preheating oven to 275 °F (130 °C). After you are done creating; for best results bake/cure 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/curing; however please note that the baking/curing 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.

Step 2

For the color proportions in this marbling technique, we will use 1/16 bar Ice Blue Pearl, 1/16 bar White Gold Glitter, 1/32 bar Igloo, and 1/32 bar Ivory.

Step 3

Chop up the colors into little bits with a Clay Blade and allow them to mix up randomly as you cut.

Step 4

Gather the chips closely together loosely forming a square only about 1 single layer thick.

Step 5

Cover the top of the chips with a layer of silver composite leaf.

Step 6

Press the leaf firmly to stick it to the clay chips. Roll it with the Acrylic Clay Roller to smooth the leaf and the chips.

Step 7

Divide the sheet in half.

Step 8

Stack the two halves one on top of the other.

Step 9

Compact the layered slab together with your fingertips.

Then cut it in half again.

Step 10

Stack the layers together again. This is a look from the side of the slab where you can see the layers of silver running through. Use hand pressure to make sure all the little bits and the silver leaf are all really stuck together in the slab.

Step 11

Slice the slab open with the Clay Blade perpendicular to the silver stripes. Open the slices up like a book.

Step 12

Roll the slices flat and to around 1/8” thick (or less) with the Acrylic Clay Roller. Make sure the slices are a size and shape to accommodate the Teardrop Cutter.

Step 13

Dust the cutter heavily with corn starch to provide a release between the cutter and the clay.

Step 14

Cut one teardrop shape from each slice of clay.

Step 15

Roll the scrap clay into a ball.

Step 16

Flatten the clay to a sheet 1/8” thick with the Acrylic Clay Roller.

Cut out two 1/2” circle shapes.

Step 17

Position the circles above the teardrops.

Poke holes in the bottoms of the circles and the tops of the teardrops with the Blunt Point Tool to provide holes for later assembly.

Bake all four pieces following the baking instructions for Sculpey Premo™.

Allow to cool completely before handling.

Step 18

Here’s the layout for the earrings.

Step 19

Attach the circles to the teardrops with jump rings using flat nose pliers.

Step 20

Glue posts to the backs and allow the glue to dry completely.