"8 copper ""E"" beads, Earring findings – 2 wires and 2 head pins, Basic jewelry tools – small wire cutters, small round nose pliers, Sheet of plain white paper|8 copper ""E"" beads, Earring findings – 2 wires and 2 head pins, Basic jewelry tools – small wire cutters, small round nose pliers, Sheet of plain white paper"
Getting StartedPolymer clay may stain. CLAY MAY DAMAGE UNPROTECTED FURNITURE OR FINISHED SURFACES. DO NOT USE polymer clay on unprotected surfaces. We recommend working on the Sculpey clay mat, wax paper, metal baking sheet, or disposable foil. Start with clean hands and work surface area. Knead clay until soft and smooth. For best results, clean your hands in between colors. Shape clay, pressing pieces together firmly. Bake on oven-proof glass or metal surface at 275°F (130 °C) for 30 minutes per ¼" (6 mm) thickness. For best baking results, use an oven thermometer. DO NOT USE MICROWAVE OVEN. DO NOT EXCEED THE ABOVE TEMPERATURE OR RECOMMENDED BAKING TIME. Wash hands after use. Baking should be completed by an adult.Begin by preheating oven to 275 °F (130 °C). Test temperature with oven thermometer for perfectly cured clay. For best results, condition all clay by running it through the Clay Conditioning Machine for several passes on the widest setting. Fold the clay in half after each pass and insert the fold side into the rollers first.
Roll ¼ of the package of Pesto out on the #1 setting on the Sculpey Clay Conditioning Machine. Use the round cutter to cut out 6 pieces of clay Pesto to create the little circles of color and use a blunt edge (like an old credit card) to make impressions all around the circle. Make sure to repeat on BOTH sides. Use the needle tool to drill all the beads through the center.
Roll out the Cowboy clay on the #1 setting on the Sculpey Clay Conditioning Machine and use the cutter to cut out 10 pieces. Roll the 5 pieces into a ball and place the ball on your work surface. Roll one edge of the ball back and forth with your forefinger to create a pointed end on the ball. Use the needle tool to drill from the top of the “acorn” shape about halfway through. Use the skewer from the bead baking rack to drill form the pointed end until the holes meet.
Bake the pieces on the bead baking rack according to the directions above.
String a Cowboy bead onto the head pin, followed by a small copper spacer bead. Add three green circles with spacers in between, ending with a spacer bead. Trim the top of the head pin to about ¼ inch. Grasp the top of the pin with the tip of the needle nose pliers and rotate towards you to create a loop. Reopen the loops slightly and slip the ear wire onto the loop before reclosing the loop. Repeat with the other earring.
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