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Shell Earrings/ Necklace Set - Barbie Girl Earring Kit

Updated: Jul 13, 2023

Ages 14+ - This kit requires the use of sharp objects, oven usage, small parts and cleaning products.

Please read/ watch the instructions prior to beginning your project.

Included in kit:

· Sculpey ® Premo & Souffle Polymer Clay

· Cutters – Large Seashell, Large Anchor, Small Bow, Small Heart

· Wooden Roller

· Detail Stick

· Square of Parchment Paper

· Sanding & Buffing Block

· Jump Rings

· 18K gold plated or Platinum plated Earring hooks

· 18K gold plated necklace chain

· 2 3.5mm Depth Guides

· 24K Stud Posts

· 6 Earring Cards

· 2 Pairs of Jewelry Pliers

Additional Supplies

This kit includes the supplies you will need to create beautiful jewelry. Here is a list of additional specialty items that you may want to know about.

● A Clay Blade, or thin metal blade for cleanly removing clay from your workspace. You may be able to use a utility knife blade.

● Krazy Glue for adhering posts (the stud process in these instructions does not require this)

● A ceramic tile. Some people find it easier to leave their creations on a tile to bake.

Bake & Bond - A Sculpey ® product that adheres clay to clay. This helps if you plan on adding little clay embellishments to your designs.

● Hand Drill - Manual or small hand drills can efficiently and easily create holes for jump rings.

Clay Depth Gauges or a Clay Press – This can help you easily and consistently control the thickness of your clay.

● Cornstarch – Used to prevent cutters with embossing from sticking in clay, or lifting clay pieces.

Please note that if you plan to expand the scope of your project, you may require additional materials.

Anchor Dangles Instructions From Above Video

1. You will need 1.5 Blocks of Sculpey Premo Blush, and 1/2 block of Sculpey Premo Pearl or White. The Pearl with provide a sparkly sheen to your shells. If you would like your shells to be a lighter pink, add more white or pearl to the mixture until you are happy with the colour. Do not use all your pearl or white, as you will need some for the pearls in the center of your shells.

2. Ensure you clean all of your tools and your workspace well before and during your project. Red & pink clays can easily stain your tools and all other colors of clay. Likewise, black clay can leave color on other clays and can make them look dirty.

3. Using a clean roller, roll out your freshly mixed and conditioned pink clay. You want to roll your clay approximately 3-3.5mm thick. To ensure a consistent depth, there are depth guides included in your kit. Simply, put your clay between the two guides and roll it out. The roller should rest on the depth guides.

4. Cut out three shells from your rolled out clay. To ensure it does not stick in your clay (the shell cutter has lots of embossing detail), and lift your piece off your surface, I recommend lightly dipping the cutter in a small amount of cornstarch prior to cutting your piece. If you do not have cornstarch, you can use water. If you choose to use water, know that water can sometimes leak below the clay and will lift your clay from your workspace.

Use a clean, dry, soft brush to lightly dust away any and all cornstarch from your clay. If you used the water technique, you will need to lightly dry your clay with a lint-free cloth. Ensure there is no cornstarch residue remaining as this will impact the ability of your pearl to stick to your shell. This is where a bake and bond can come in handy if you make lots of jewelry.

5. Roll out a small amount of your white/pearl clay mixture. You will want to roll this clay out at about 1mm thick. Cut three small circles, or roll three small circles from this clay, There are many useful items around your home that you may be able to use as cutters. Old plastic straws can be used to cut small circles, as can small circular piping tips.

6. Add your finding holes to the top of your shell. Do this before adhering your pearl to ensure that the placement is such that it won't be covered by the pearl.

7. Add your pearl to your shell. Gently press the pearl into the shell clay so it sticks.

8. Carefully remove each shell from your work surface. Clean up the edges and ensure the finding hole extends fully through the shell and is large enough to fit a jump ring.

9. Place your cleaned up shells on your baking sheet and bake at 275°F for 60 minutes.

13. Once done baking, and fully cooled. Sand/buff the edges of your pieces where needed.

14. Insert your jump rings to attach your two earring shells to your earring hooks. Use a jump ring to attach your pendant shell to your necklace.

Optional - To ensure your pendant doesn't fall off your necklace chain, you can add one extra jump ring of the same size at the one used for your pendant to the end of the chain where there is only one small jump ring.

15. Put your works of art onto a earring card, take a picture and tag @bougierougeboutique in your creations. They are now ready to gift or wear!

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