Polymer Clay Jewellery

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Soft and easy to use, Sculpey is suitable for all ages. Available in a range of colours, which can be extended further by blending together. Metallic Leaf is a great addition to jewellery made from Sculpey.

Step-by-Step: Pendant with Tassels and Polymer Clay

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Step One

Pinch a piece of clay the size of a stone and squish it in your fingers to condition it. Once soft, begin to roll the clay into a ball using the palm of your hands. Add in small pieces of contrasting colours and roll again to smooth out the ball. Note that unconditioned clay will crack once baked.

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Step Two

Flatten clay ball with a plastic rolling pin or hands, then cut your desired pendant shape using Geometric Cutters or a Potter's Knife.

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Step Three

Use a dry soft brush to apply metal leaf onto unbaked clay.

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Step Four

BAdd textural details using a Potter's Needle, Skewer or sculpting tool.

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Step Five

Gently use a clay tool or Satay Stick to pierce holes for the tassels and leather thonging. Pushing the tool through from either side will ensure a neater finish. Make sure the holes are big enough as you can't fix this after baking.

Bake at 130 degrees celsius for 15 minutes per 6mm thickness. Do not pre-heat oven. Allow design to cool in oven with door open rather than removing it suddenly as the temperature shock may cause fragility.

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Step Six

Use Armature Wire and Jewellery Pliers to create jump rings big enough to secure the tassels to the clay pendant. Add leather thonging.

 Exploration: Other Jewellery Ideas with Polymer Clay

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Make Your Own Beads

Use Sculpey to create your own beads. Thread a hole through the beads prior to baking them in an oven. 

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Threading

Thread handmade beads onto Leather or Hemp Cord to create a striking necklace. For bracelets, thread beads onto Stretch Beading Cord for more flexibility. 

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Earrings with Sculpey

Create small models or shapes for drop or post and stud earrings. 

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Sculpey Brooches

Flatten balls of Sculpey and cut designs using cookie cutters. Imprint surface with textural plates and stamps.