Pictures: How to make clay jewelry
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Here's what Baltimore Clayworks artist Mary Cloonan says you will need: Polymer clay in two colors
Note: There are several brands of clay, including Sculpey and Fimo; Sculpey is a little softer and easier to work with. Also, you can mix and blend clays to make new colors. The Sculpey III brand colors she used for the beads were mixed. (Pink is 3 parts pearlescent white and one part red, purple is 2 parts pearlescent white, one part red and one part blue.) Cloonan used original Sculpey, which is white, for the core of the bead, to make the colors go further. You can also use your scraps as a core.
•Toothpicks, Popsicle sticks
•Razor blade or Exacto knife
•Toaster oven with metal baking tray or regular oven (not microwave)
•Parchment paper to line tray