It’s Day 21 of National Craft Month! This gorgeous jewelry, designed by Margot Potter from Mornings with Madge, is sure to make you the most stylish individual in the room. This easy-to-make jewelry craft is soon going to become one of your favorite pieces to wear! Don’t forget to join us on Periscope for a live-streamed craft every day this month. Plus, scroll down for info on how to win our epic craft giveaways!
This stunning statement jewelry is surprisingly easy to make with Sculpey clay and molds. Jewelry Expert Margot Potter will you how in her step by step video tutorial! Grab the products and the step by step instructions below.
Supplies needed for the DIY Sculpey Jewelry:
- Sculpey Soufflé Clay in Sea Glass , Mai Tai , Concrete and Canary
- SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS chaton crystal
- Aleene’s Aleene’s Gel Tacky Always Ready Adhesives, 4 oz., Clear
- German Style Wire, Round, Silver Plated, 20 gauge
- 6-MM Jump Ring, Silver Plated
- Silver Plated Rolo Chain
- Silver Plated Lobster Clasp
- 2 Dapped and Spring Ear Wires Silver Plated
- Paper bag or clay baking sheet
- Sculpey Clay Conditioning Machine
- Studio By Sculpey Etch’n Pearl Set Of Three
- Sculpey Silicone Bake Mold, Cabochon
- Sculpey Silicone Bake Mold, Bezel
- 2 Pairs Chain Nose Pliers
- Round Nose Pliers
- Semi-Flush Cutter
- Oven Thermometer
Step one: Condition clay in pasta machine. Roll the clay in the widest setting and progress to the thinnest setting until clay is soft and malleable. Use fingers to condition clay into a soft pliable ball.
Step two: Press clay into mold. I pressed it one time, removed it and if it had some cracking, flipped it over and pressed it again. Sculpey recommends creating a clay snake coil and pressing it into the edge and then adding the rest of the clay.
Step three: Make the cabochon by pressing it into the coordinating cabochon mold.
Step four: Use etch and pearl tools to add texture to edges and center of clay. Add a crystal if you like, I used the Crystal Kubaton to pick up the crystal and place it into the clay. Bake the clay with the crystal.
Step five: Cut a small piece of wire and bend it over the end of the mid-sized Etch and Pearl tool.
Step six: Use chain nose pliers to grasp u-shaped wire and insert into the edge of the frame. Repeat for opposite side.
Step seven: Make 1 medium yellow, 2 medium blue, two small yellow, and two small red clay components.
Step eight: Create beads by rolling clay in hands and inserting on end of smallest Etch and Pearl tool.
Step nine: Bake clay in a clay dedicated toaster oven at 270 degrees for 30 minutes per 1/4″ thickness. I place the clay on a paper bag and cover with a ten of aluminum foil to protect clay from burning.
Step ten: Once clay has cooled, remove u-pins. Add glue to ends of pins, insert back into clay. Let this cure overnight.
Step eleven: Connect components using jump rings. Attach chain to both sides with jump rings and attach clasp and jump ring to ends.
Step twelve: Make earrings to match! Thread beads with wire, double loop and connect to components. I created paisley shaped earring components using the same techniques as before.
You can switch up the color palette to suit your style easily, Sculpey comes in an array of beautiful colors. Find more DIY and inspiration on Margot’s website, Mornings with Madge!
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