Two Tone Gold Clay Cuff

 1.75" wide

 1.75" wide

 

At 1.75" wide this is no wallflower of a bracelet. The surface of the bold cuff glistens with metallic tones thanks to the help of mica powder on Ecru and White clay. The complex look of the project features designs cut out of textured clay. The template is included with the instructions. Beneath the clay rests a dark antique gold metal form etched with black designs of it's own. You'll find the instructions below designated for SC - Silhouette Curio or Cameo 3 users and CK - craft knife users. Instructions without initials apply to all crafters.

CK  - craft knife users click on Download PDF file.

SC - Silhouette users click both the Download PDF and the Silhouette Cut File pdf.

 

Before you begin, condition clay. 

IMPORTANT NOTE - Setting numbers vary on clay conditioning machines.  On my Sculpey machine the thickest setting is 1 and the thinnest is 9.

Directions

step 1 - CK - Download and print out the template for the bracelet onto card stock. Cut out the design with a craft knife to create a stencil. SC - Download the cut files and open the document in your Silhouette software. You'll find instructions in the Download PDF.

step 1 - CK - Download and print out the template for the bracelet onto card stock. Cut out the design with a craft knife to create a stencil. SC - Download the cut files and open the document in your Silhouette software. You'll find instructions in the Download PDF.

step 2 - Roll out Ecru and White clay on #2 setting of the conditioning machine. Create a sheet of each approximately 4.50" x 1.50".

step 2 - Roll out Ecru and White clay on #2 setting of the conditioning machine. Create a sheet of each approximately 4.50" x 1.50".

step 3 - Slice the sheets into four equal width strips and stack them, alternating colors.

step 3 - Slice the sheets into four equal width strips and stack them, alternating colors.

step 4 - Roll the rectangle into a tube. Twist it, fold it in half and roll it again.

step 4 - Roll the rectangle into a tube. Twist it, fold it in half and roll it again.

step 5 - Flatten the clay and run it through the conditioning machine on #3 setting.  Fold and feed the clay into the machine until you like the way the colors are blended. You will get varied blends by feeding the clay into the machine vertically and horizontally.

step 5 - Flatten the clay and run it through the conditioning machine on #3 setting.  Fold and feed the clay into the machine until you like the way the colors are blended. You will get varied blends by feeding the clay into the machine vertically and horizontally.

step 6 - Press a leaf pattern texture sheet onto the clay. The impressed clay needs to measure 7" x 1.50".

step 6 - Press a leaf pattern texture sheet onto the clay. The impressed clay needs to measure 7" x 1.50".

step 7 - SC -  Place the clay on the shiny side of freezer paper. Set the paper on the cutting mat. Remove the Cap from the deep cut blade. Set the blade on the blue #10 mark. Drop the blade into the machine. Cut settings are as follows: Blade 10, 4 platforms, speed 3, thickness 20. Send the project to the machine to cut the clay. Cover the clay with deli film. Flip the clay over. Remove the freezer paper and replace it with another sheet of deli film. Flip the clay over and remove the deli film covering the right side.

step 7 - SC -  Place the clay on the shiny side of freezer paper. Set the paper on the cutting mat. Remove the Cap from the deep cut blade. Set the blade on the blue #10 mark. Drop the blade into the machine. Cut settings are as follows: Blade 10, 4 platforms, speed 3, thickness 20. Send the project to the machine to cut the clay. Cover the clay with deli film. Flip the clay over. Remove the freezer paper and replace it with another sheet of deli film. Flip the clay over and remove the deli film covering the right side.

step 8 - SC – Drape the film-backed clay over your hand and push up on the cut lines. The cut pieces will pop out. Place deli film on the right side and remove the film from the backside.

step 8 - SC – Drape the film-backed clay over your hand and push up on the cut lines. The cut pieces will pop out. Place deli film on the right side and remove the film from the backside.

step 9 - CK - Place the stencil on the clay. Cut out the shapes and the bracelet outline. Cover the clay with deli film.

step 10 - Lay the clay flat on the work surface film side down. Sparingly, apply Liquid Polymer Clay to the outer edges of the bracelet shape.

step 11 - Mark the center of the metal cuff with a Sharpie. Center the metal cuff over the clay design.

step 12 - Use the film to wrap the clay onto the cuff, first one side then the other. Press lightly to the metal then remove the film.

step 12 - Use the film to wrap the clay onto the cuff, first one side then the other. Press lightly to the metal then remove the film.

step 15 - Bake the bracelet in a 275 degree oven for 30 minutes.

step 16 - Apply glaze to the finished bracelet to protect the mica powder.

step 13 - Run a tissue blade along the metal cuff edges to trim away excess clay if necessary.

step 13 - Run a tissue blade along the metal cuff edges to trim away excess clay if necessary.

step 14 - Apply mica powder only to the raised surface of the clay.

step 14 - Apply mica powder only to the raised surface of the clay.



Supplies

At Amazon

  • Clay conditioning machine
  • SC - Silhouette Curio or Cameo 3 with Deep-Cut Blade

Michaels

  • PremoClay - Ecru and White
  • Tissue blades
  • Liquid Polymer clay
  • Acrylic roller
  • CK - craft knife and card stock
  • Sculpey Glaze
  • Antique gold metal cuff bracelet
  • Sharpie
  • Ranger Antique gold mica powder
  • Sculpey leaf texture sheet

Miscellaneous

  • Dixie deli film
  • SC - freezer paper

 


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