SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- Sculpey&® Souffle&™ Multipack- Igloo, Cowboy & Sea Glass
- Circle Cutter from Sculpey&® Mini Cutters
- Sculpey&® Clay Conditioning Machine
- Small bowl with mixture of table and Kosher salt
- Cup with water
- 10 blue shell beads
- Earring findings – 2 wires, 2 head pins
- Basic jewelry tools – small wire cutters, small round nose pliers
- Sheet of plain white paper
- Paper towel
Do not use unbaked clay on unprotected furniture or finished surfaces. Start with clean hands and work surface area. Good work surfaces include wax paper, metal baking sheet, or disposable foil. Knead clay until soft and smooth. Bake on oven-proof metal surface at 275 °F for 30 minutes per 1/4" 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.
1. Roll 1/2 package of Sea Glass through the Sculpey&® Clay Conditioning Machine on the #1 setting. Use the circle cutter to cut out 4 pieces of clay for each earring.
2. Mix equal parts of Igloo and Cowboy together to get a light tan color. Add more Igloo if necessary to get the desired color. Repeat step 1 for the newly mixed tan color.
3. Stack 2 cut outs of the same color on top of each other and use your thumb and forefingers to gently pinch the edges down. The pieces donʼt have to be perfectly round; in fact, it's better when they arenʼt. Make 4 stacks for each color of clay.
4. Once you have the stacks completed, place each piece into the bowl with the mixed salts and gently press the salts into the surface of the clay. Set each piece onto the piece of white paper.
5. Use the toothpick to pierce a hole through the center of each bead.
6. Bake the pieces to the directions on the clay packaging. Once the beads are baked and cooled, soak them for at least 30 minutes in a cup of water to dissolve the salt. Dry the beads using a paper towel.
7. String the beads, one of each color, on the head pin, alternating with the shell beads. Trim the top of the head pin to about 1/4". 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.