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Sculpey Premo™ Crackled Metal Earrings

Sculpey Premo™ Crackled Metal Earrings

Designed by Amy Koranek
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Composite silver leaf gives this earring style a crackle and a shine. COMPLETION TIME: 45 Minutes to make, bake, and assemble
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  • Composite silver leaf
  • Shape cutters of your choice
  • 8 mm Silver tone ear posts (2)
  • 10 mm Ear backs (2)
  • Silicone glue
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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

Sheet 1/4 bar Slate Gray through the pasta machine on the thickest setting. Apply composite silver leaf to the sheet and burnish with fingertips.
photo shows silver leaf applied to clay

Step 3

Place the sheet through the pasta machine on the second thickest setting to thin the sheet and crackle the composite silver leaf more creating a beautiful crackle effect.
photo shows crackled leaf on clay

Step 4

Cut out mirror image shapes using shape cutters of your choice.
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Step 5

Roll a thin rope of Graphite Pearl.
Carefully apply the rope to the edges of each shape starting and ending with a blunt cut creating a neat seam.
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Step 6

Smooth the seams with your fingertips.
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Step 7

Roll Graphite Pearl to a thin sheet on the second thickest setting.
Cut out three circles using the smallest cutter.
Cut one circle in half.
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Step 8

Position the half circle at the top of the shape.
This will be an unseen base that will level out the circles that overlap the top of the design.
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Step 9

Position the circles on top of the half circle bases overlapping the crackled area.
Bake the pieces following the baking instructions for Sculpey Premo™.
Allow to cool completely before handling.
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Step 10

Here’s a look at the earring layout.
photo shows earring layout

Step 11

Glue the ear posts to the backs using silicone glue. Allow to dry completely.
photo shows attaching posts

Step 12

Finished earrings!
photo shows finished earrings