Open the package to see what condition the clay is in. If it is still pliable, squish it a little to see if it softens up to a consistency of soft bubble gum. If so, you are good to go. If not, place the clay into a piece of plastic cling wrap and spritz it with water. Let it stand for a few minutes or until the water is no longer visible. See if the condition has improved; if not, repeat until it has.
If the clay is dried out completely, place it into a top zip bag with a wet paper towel. Let the bag sit for a few days then check the condition of the clay. If necessary, rewet the towel and wait a few more days.
An alternative is to crush the dried block of clay into a fine powder and then add water to it until it is the consistency of workable clay. You can use a mortar and pestle for this process, marble is best since it doesn't have grains that would catch the fine particles of clay.
Products sold by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® are intended for experienced jewelry-makers and designer-artists; children 14 years of age or younger should use these products with adult direction.
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