Please read all the instructions that are included in the package. When using any of these products that need to be mixed I always use latex gloves.
Once the clay was mixed well I began to create the pieces. For the focal piece, I used a flexible mold. For the triangular pieces, the clay was rolled out on a silicone mat to approximately 1/8" thickness. Using a texture sheet, press it onto the rolled clay to make the impression. Use a metal clay cutter to form the pieces. Use a toothpick or a piercing tool to form a hole near the top of each piece.
*NOTE: The clay can become sticky while working with it, and can stick to the gloves, molds, and other tools. It is best to use either talc or vegetable oil to eliminate this issue.
Roll beads from the clay. My beads are not perfectly round or the same size on purpose; I wanted them to have an organic look. Immediately pierce them with a wire or piercing tool. Make the hole large enough for stringing onto string or wire.
*NOTE: Coat a length of wire with vaseline and string the beads onto the wire till they dry. Hang the wire between two cups or glasses so the beads do not flatten. Twist them from time to time through the drying process.
When all the clay pieces are hard they can be painted. I gave them one coat of black acrylic paint. The next color was a thinned coat of copper metallic. It was lightly brushed onto each of the pieces. The last color was a metallic green that is very lightly brushed on for an accent.
I completed the necklace by adding some other accent beads along with all the pieces formed using the EasyScuplt® clay.
Acrylic paints: black, copper, metallic green
Jewelry findings, crimp beads, closures
Assorted coordinating beads
*** Today, February 25 there will be this ETI blog hop for Resin Crafts - check out all the posts for creative ideas.