Please make sure your work area is covered and you are not working on an unprotected surface. We recommend working on the Sculpey® Work ‘n Bake Clay 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 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 ¼" (6 mm) thickness according to package directions. Oven safe glass or ceramic surfaces are also acceptable for baking; however please note that the baking 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.
Condition ¼ bar Wasabi clay, and form into a ¼” thick pad. Lay clay pad on baking surface. Dip concave end of Etch & Pearl tool in water and press through clay sheet onto baking surface. Keeping tool against the baking surface, lift up clay sheet and pearl will stick to baking surface. Repeat for as many pearls as you want; as shown, 1 large, 6 medium, and 15-20 small ones. Bake at 275°F for 10 minutes. Allow to cool completely and remove from baking surface. With craft knife, remove extra clay from pearl edges. Set aside.
Put a few drops of Bake & Bond inside the button form. Add a pea-sized ball of fuchsia clay and flatten to fill in part of the button form. Spread a few drops of Bake & Bond on the clay, and press in the shank side of the button form. Spread a few drops of Bake & Bond all over the button top and sides. Condition ¼ bar fuchsia clay, and roll out on widest setting of clay conditioning machine. Cut out 1” circle. Center over button top and press evenly over top and sides, and pressing around the edge to the back.
Press in baked wasabi dots on fuchsia clay, starting with one of the large dots placed off-center, surrounding it with medium dots, and filling in with small dots. Bake at 275°F for 30 minutes on the Bead Making Kit baking cushion. When cool, sew button onto your hat.
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