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Sculpey Premo™ Pastel Heishi Bracelets

Sculpey Premo™ Pastel Heishi Bracelets

Designed by Precious Nunez
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Make these super cute and simple heishi bracelets for everyday wear, perfect for friendship bracelets and gifts to friends! TIME TO COMPLETION: Approximately 1 hour to make, bake and build the bracelets
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  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Elastic cord
  • Druzy stone connector
  • Gold metal spacer beads
  • 25 mm metal/aluminum knitting needle (size 0)
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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

Roll each color of clay through the pasta machine one at a time. Trim a rectangular piece of clay and lay across the knitting needles till it overlaps.

Trim off excess flap.
photo shows as described

Step 3

Roll clay to stretch it across the needle as it gets thinner and covers more surface. Repeat these steps for all colors of clay. Make 3-4 longs for each color, more if needed.
photo shows as described

Step 4

Bake according to Step 1.
photo shows baked pieces

Step 5

Remove the clay from the needle by twisting and pulling to slide it off. Cut thin slices of the clay to create heishi beads, repeat this with each color.

**TIP: For easier cutting, warm clay logs in the oven for 1-2 minutes**
photo shows cutting heishi

Step 6

Take some elastic cord and cut three strips about a foot long for each bracelet. Tie one side of the string to your work surface for easy stringing process. For the first bracelet, string only pink beads. Make sure to leave the beads a little shorter distance since the stone connector is wide.
photo shows stringing beads

Step 7

String your Druzy stone connector to an end of the bracelet using a basic knot, re-knot this about 2-3 times to get a tight knot.
photo shows adding Druzy stone

Step 8

Take the end cord off the tape and connect it around to the other connector. Tie a few knots tightly to make a strong hold.
photo shows tying off elastic

Step 9

Repeat Step 6 to string your beads for the last two bracelets. For these two, string all three colors sporadically occasionally using the gold metal beads as an accent.
photo shows making other bracelets

Step 10

Repeat Step 8 to finish the bracelets.
photo shows final set of bracelets