Polymer 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® Work ‘n Bake 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.
Select a shape to make your Opal pendant from the silicone cabochon mold. Fill the area with conditioned Opal clay.
Sheet Rose Gold through the clay conditioning machine on the third thickest setting. Gently flex the Opal shape out of the mold and place it flat side down on the Rose Gold sheet
Using the blade tool, carefully cut out around the Opal shape leaving an 1/8” border
Add a little ball of Rose Gold at the top of the pendant shape and onto the border of the Rose Gold.
Gently bend the Rose Gold border up around the sides of the Opal shape creating a hand-made bezel.
Using the 2mm pointer tool, poke a hole in the Rose Gold ball to form an eye to later insert the jump ring into.
Bake your pendant according to the manufacturer’s instructions above. When your project is completely cool, insert a jump ring into the hole and thread a chain through the ring. If desired, paint a thin layer of Sculpey Gloss Glaze over the Opal cabochon and allow to dry completely before wearing.
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