Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
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sculpey iii® lightning bolt earrings

Create an electrifying look with these lightning bolt clay earrings.
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 clay may damage unprotected furniture or finished surfaces. Be sure to cover your crafting area appropriately.

Step 2

Start with clean hands, unwrap, and knead clay until soft and smooth, or condition by running clay through a conditioning machine.
TIP: You can also condition by running clay through a pasta machine. Use a designated machine for clay purposes only. Clean hands with soap and water (or baby wipes) before switching clays. Shape clay, pressing pieces firmly together. Wash hands after use.

Step 3

Sketch a lightning bolt design approximately 2" L [5.1 cm] x ½" W [1.3 cm] on cardboard (or heavy cardstock) and cut out with cutting knife for your template.

Step 4

Condition ¼ block of Black Glitter clay. Roll out a sheet of clay approximately 1/8" [.3 cm] thick. Place the lightning bolt template on the sheet of clay. Cut out two lightning bolts using the knife tool. Smooth the edges with your fingertip. Make a hole at the top of each with the needle tool.

Step 5

Condition ¼ block of pink glitter clay. Make two ¼" [.635 cm] balls of clay. Flatten with your finger. Use the 5 in 1 tool again to make holes at the bottom of each circle.

Step 6

Preheat oven to 275 °F [130 °C] and bake the clay pieces for 15 minutes per ¼" [6.3 mm] thickness according to package directions. Allow to cool completely before handling.
TIP: For best results:

  • Bake clay on an oven-proof surface such as metal or aluminum foil. 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.
  • Use an oven thermometer.
  • Do not use a microwave oven.
  • Do not exceed the above temperature or recommended baking time.
Step 7

Use pliers to open the jump rings and attach the pink circles and black lightning bolts together. Squeeze a drop of super glue on the back of each of the pink circles and attach the earring posts. Allow to dry before wearing.

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