Time Required :
Over an hour
Beginner
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liquid sculpey® teardrop earrings

These beautiful teardrop clay earrings will add the perfect accent to any outfit.
Step 1

Protect your work surface with a disposable cover, such as wax paper (or disposable foil).
TIP: Work on a metal baking sheet (wax paper or foil). Uncured liquid polymer clay may damage unprotected furniture or finished surfaces. Be sure to cover your crafting area appropriately. Stir liquid clay completely. Wash hands with soap and water (or baby wipes) after use.

Step 2

Thin with Sculpey® clay Softener & Thinner as needed.

Step 3

Preheat your oven to 275 °F [130 °C] for liquid shades and 300 ºF [149 ºC] for clear. Do not exceed baking temperatures.
TIPS:
- Bake for 15 minutes if you are using the liquids as a glaze or in thin pieces less than ¼" [6 mm]. For thicker pieces that are ¼" [6 mm] or above, bake for 30 minutes. If you are baking on a ceramic tile, then you will also need to bake at 30 minutes since it will take longer for the tile to heat up. This will ensure the proper fusing of the liquid material.
- It is important to use an oven thermometer when you bake the liquids so that you can ensure your oven is at the correct temperature.
- Do not microwave the liquids.

Step 4

In the teardrop shape of the mould, start at the bottom with a thin white line of liquid clay, followed by a thin line of Peacock Pearl liquid clay. Continue with alternating stripes of white and Peacock Pearl until the mould is filled all the way to the top.
TIP: The lines really don’t have to be straight, just alternating. If the mould is not filled to level, you can carefully add white on top of white and Peacock Pearl on top of Peacock Pearl until the mould is level.

Step 5

Use the needle tool to create swirls in the liquid clay. Drag the tip of the needle tool through the liquid clays to make a marbled pattern. Leave the tip in the liquid while you drag until you are completely finished swirling the clays. Then carefully lift it out and wipe with a paper towel to clean.

Step 6

Bake the mould following the baking instructions for liquid clay. When the mould is completely cool, carefully remove the shape by gently flexing the mould.

Step 7

Repeat Steps 2-6 to make a second matching piece for earrings. If there are any little bits of baked liquid clay that protrude past the finished edge, these can be easily trimmed away with sharp scissors.

Step 8

Assemble each earring by using pliers to attach a large jump ring to connect the teardrop to the large metal connector, and a small jump ring to connect the large piece to the ear wire.

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