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Sculpey Soufflé™ Tripod-Style Crystal Holder

Sculpey Soufflé™ Tripod-Style Crystal Holder

Designed by syndee holt
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This great little crystal holder was a LOT easier to make than I thought it would be. Cutters and a couple of small bowls did all the work for me! AND a couple of drops of Sculpey Oven Bake Adhesive to do the impossible for me! Of course, I had to feature my beloved Soufflé Cinnamon with bold dashes of Latte and Bluestone. TIME TO CREATE: 30 minutes (with about an 45 minute wait time before baking)
TIME TO BAKE: 30 minutes
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  • 2-1/4 inch round cutter (or a jar lid you can cut around will work as well!)
  • 2-1/4 inch “bath bomb” metal bowl (2)
  • 3/4 inch round cutter (size can be adjusted for how deep/long you want your prongs to be)
  • Small sheet of plain paper to work on
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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.

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 times may take longer as the glass or ceramic surfaces take longer to heat up. For best results, use an oven thermometer. DO NOT USE MICROWAVE OVEN. DO NOT EXCEED THE ABOVE TEMPERATURE OR RECOMMENDED BAKING TIME.

Step 2

Condition and roll out a log of Cinnamon that is about 5 inches long and 1/2 inch wide.

Condition and roll out logs of the Bluestone and Latte the same length but about half as thick.

NOTE: By altering the amounts of each color, I am controlling which color will be dominant in the marbling.
photo shows snakes of clay

Step 3

Twist the colors together and roll on work surface a little to secure them to each other.
photo shows as described

Step 4

Fold the clay in half as shown.

Twist the clay again.
photo shows fold and twist again

Step 5

Once you have twisted the clay again, use your thumb to flatten the twisted clay. Use the acrylic roller to GENTLY roll with the stripes to flatten a little more.
photo shows as described

Step 6

Position the clay in the Clay Conditioning Machine (pasta machine) with the stripes running vertically and roll through on the widest setting.

I have just enough for my 2 circles to be cut out. If you do not, just repeat the steps 1-6 for the second circle.
photo shows as described

Step 7

Cut out two circles with the 2.25-inch circle cutter.

Place one of the circles on a smaller sheet of paper on your worksurface.
photo shows as described

Step 8

Center the smaller circle cutter on the clay (but do NOT press down!) and use the CORNER of the square cutter to cut out a triangle of clay.

Repeat this on the opposite side of the circle, taking care to line up with the previous cut (spin the small paper).
photo shows as described

Step 9

Spin the paper again and cut the two remaining pieces as shown. Set aside.

Repeat these steps 7-9 for the second circle as well.
photo shows cutting two remaining pieces

Step 10

Put one of the pieces face down on a small bowl as shown. (Mine are #2 bath bomb bowls).

Repeat on the second bowl with the second piece.
photo shows as described

Step 11

Put a couple of small drops of Sculpey Oven Bake Adhesive (SBA) on one of the circle centers.
photo shows as described

Step 12

Move the first bowl out of the way of your immediate working area and position the second bowl on top, take care to line up the “clay prongs” on both bowls. Gently press the top bowl in the bottom bowl GENTLY!

Now let the build sit for about 30 minutes (or longer) for the SBA adhesive to sink into both clays and make a more stable bond.

Bake as directed in Step 1 above.
photo shows as described

Step 13

Once the clay has baked and cooled, gently pry/pull each prong loose from its metal bowl surface.

How cute is this?
photo shows baked holder

Step 14

Here’s the big reveal! I’ve even put some of my larger crystals in this and it has fully support them.
photo shows final piece with crystal in place