Premo! Sculpey® Faux Watermelon Tourmaline Pendant

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by Patricia Kimle, Polyform

Premo! Sculpey® Faux Watermelon Tourmaline Pendant

The Premo! Sculpey® Faux Watermelon Tourmaline Pendant captures the look and feel of the fruit that's in its name; the pendant is sure to brighten up any outfit.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1+ hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include the time needed to bake clay. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water and dry well. Using wax paper, metal baking sheet or aluminum foil, knead clay until soft and smooth. For best results, clean your hands in between each of the colors of this project.
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 275°F (130 °C). Test temperature with oven thermometer for perfectly cured clay.
  • 3
    Roll about 1/4 to 1/2 of the block of Translucent clay into a rectangle sheet on a medium thickness of the clay dedicated pasta machine.
  • 4
    Paint a right triangle on one side with the Watermelon (Pink) ink. The triangle should fill the side and bottom of the rectangle across about 2/3 of the width of the sheet. Paint a narrow Citrus (Green) triangle on the other side, leaving about 1/2 inch of space between the two triangles.
  • 5
    Allow the ink to dry, then fold and roll the clay through the clay dedicated pasta machine, folding the sheet bottom to top, and inserting the folded edge into the rollers each time. When the clay has been passed through the roller 15-20 times the color should be evenly blended from Pink to un-tinted to Green.
  • 6
    Rotate the sheet 90 degrees and roll through the pasta machine on a thin setting (about 1/16 inch or 1 mm). Roll the sheet into a spiral with the Pink end in the middle and the Green around the outside.
  • 7
    Cut a slice from the cane about 1/8 inch thick. Pinch and pull the slice into a slightly irregular shape as desired. Roll across both sides with an acrylic roller to smooth the surface. Pierce a hole through near the top edge with a needle tool or toothpick. Bake the piece according to the directions above.
  • 8
    Sand the surface lightly with wet sandpaper on both sides.
  • 9
    Form a spiral on one end of the wire. With a hammer and bench block (solid metal or wood block will do) flatten the spiral surface. Bend a 90 degree angle and insert the end of the wire through the pendant. Bend another 90 degree angle on the other side, bending the wire up toward the top. Form a wrapped loop above the upper edge of the pendant.
  • 10
    Hang the pendant on a cord or chain.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1+ hours

Project Supplies

  • Premo! Sculpey® III Oven-Bake Clay 8 oz. Translucent 104728779
  • Nicole™ Crafts Clay Machine 104136455 or Clay Dedicated Pasta Machine
  • Acrylic Roller
  • Nicole™ Crafts Needle Tool 104136515
  • Tim Holtz® Adirondack® 3 pc. Alcohol Inks Brights Dockside Picnic 104507056 (Citrus and Watermelon)
  • 400 Grit Wet/Dry Sandpaper
  • Short Piece of Wire
  • Beadalon® Round Nose Pliers Designer Ergo 104458307
  • Hammer
  • Bench Block
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chain with Clasp Rolo Oval 30 inch Silver 104244396 (or Chain of Your Choice)