Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Czech Pressed Glass Beads, Premo! Sculpey™ Polymer Clay and Gold-Coated Plastic Focal

Necklace

Triangle Components

STEP 1
Cut Triangle from Polymer Clay Roll Premo! Sculpey polymer clay through the roller one time on the second thickest setting and lay the clay sheet on the glue gun pad. Create a 38x38x38mm isosceles triangle template on a sheet of scrap paper. Using a Super Slicer blade and the triangle template cut out ten clay triangles.
STEP 2
Place Jumprings on Each Corner of One Triangle Place one gold-plated 6.5x5mm oval jumpring on each corner of one clay triangle so approximately half of the jumpring hangs over the edge. Place another oval jumpring approximately 1mm from one corner jumpring on one side of the triangle then place another approximately 1mm from the previous jumpring. Repeat on the opposite side of the triangle near the same corner.

Repeat to create a total of three clay triangles with jumprings in the corner.
STEP 3
Create Triangles with Jumprings Along the Sides Place one oval jumpring in the center of one side of a fourth clay triangle then place another approximately 1mm away on either side. Repeat to add three oval jumprings to the other two sides of the triangle. Repeat to create a second clay triangle with jumprings along the sides.
STEP 4
Apply Liquid Clay to Outer Edge of Triangle With a finger, apply a thin layer of Kato Polyclay™ clear medium liquid along the edges and to the center of each of the five clay triangles with jumprings. Set the flat base on one Czech pressed glass opaque gold 17x7mm spike onto the medium liquid in the center of each triangle.
STEP 5
Cut an X in Center of Triangle
Push Spike Through Triangles Keeping Them Even
Using a hobby knife cut a 6x6mm X in the center of the five remaining clay triangles. Place one clay triangle over one of the spiked triangles so the spike pokes through the X making sure the edges are even. (The X in the center will begin to tear enhancing the effect that the spikes are breaking through.)

Repeat to place a clay triangle with an X over each triangle with a spike.
STEP 6
Texture Roll Edge of Triangles
Apply Mica Powder to Textured Area
Smooth the edges of each set of triangles together then use a texture roller to seal the edges. Apply bronze mica powder to the back and textured edge of each spike triangle component then remove excess mica powder using tape.
STEP 7
Place the spike triangle components onto a baking rack. Place the baking rack into the pre-heated clay craft oven and bake according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Spike Components

STEP 8
Using a shade of gold paint similar to the opaque gold spike beads paint a gold-coated plastic 50x6mm spike focal and set aside to dry.
STEP 9
Cut one 8-inch length of gold 20-gauge Zebra Wire™, two 6-inch lengths and two 2-1/2 inch lengths of gold-plated 5x3.5mm cable chain.
STEP 10
Create Triangle Jumprings and Attach One to Spike Bead Use the Wubbers® triangular mandrel pliers to create eight 6mm triangle jumprings. Attach one triangle jumpring to a spike bead.

Necklace Assembly

STEP 11
Create Chain Lengths with Jumprings Create four of the following lengths of chain using: three 4mm jumprings, five 4mm jumprings and seven 4mm jumprings.
STEP 12
Connect Three Triangle Components Together Connect the corners of the flat side of the three spike triangle components from Step 2 using oval jumprings. Using 4mm jumprings connect the bottom corner on one end spike triangle component and the bottom loop on one side of one spike triangle component from Step 3 (flat side facing the bottom) with one seven jumpring chain.

Repeat to connect the adjacent loop on each component with a five jumpring chain and the last loop on that side with a three jumpring chain.
STEP 13
Connect the Rest of the Necklace Triangles Together Using 4mm jumprings connect the loops on the opposite side of the bottom spike triangle component, a set of the graduated chains and the loops on the next top spike triangle component.

Repeat to attach the second spike triangle component from Step 3 top spike triangle components on the opposite side.
STEP 14
Connect Necklace Chain To Triangles Using 4mm jumprings attach the last link on one end of one 6-inch length of cable chain to the loop on the outside corner of one end spike triangle component. Repeat to attach the 2-1/2 inch length of chain to the next loop down on the same side.

Connect the last link on the opposite end of the 2-1/2 inch length of chain to the 10th link on the 6-inch length of chain.

Repeat to connect the lengths of chain to the loop on the opposite side of the necklace.
STEP 15
Attach Spike to Bottom Corner of Center Triangle Using an oval jumpring attach the spike focal from Step 8 to the bottom corner on the center spike triangle component. Using 4mm jumprings attach one spike bead to each of the remaining loops on the spike triangle components.
STEP 16
Attach Clasp to Chain Using 4mm jumprings attach on portion of a smooth round toggle clasp to the opposite ends of the 6-inch lengths of chain.

Earrings

Triangle Component

STEP 1
Roll Premo! Sculpey polymer clay through the roller one time on the second thickest setting and lay the clay sheet on the glue gun pad. Use the triangle template and a Super Slicer blade to create four triangle clay triangles.
STEP 2
Press one gold-plated 6.5x5mm oval jumpring into one corner of one clay triangle so approximately half of the jumpring hangs over the edge. Place another oval jumpring in the center of the opposite side of the clay triangle then place another approximately 1mm away on either side.

Repeat to add jumprings to a second clay triangle.
STEP 3
With a finger, apply a thin layer of Kato Polyclay clear medium liquid to the two clay triangles with jumprings. Set the flat base on one Czech pressed glass opaque gold 17x7mm spike onto the medium liquid in the center of each triangle.
STEP 4
Using the hobby knife cut an approximately 6x6mm X in the center of the two remaining clay triangles. Place one clay triangle over one of the spiked triangles so the spike pokes through the X making sure the edges are even. (The X in the center will begin to tear enhancing the effect that the spikes are breaking through.)

Repeat to place a clay triangle with an X over each triangle with a spike.
STEP 5
Smooth the edges of each set of triangles together then use a texture roller to seal the edges. Apply bronze mica powder to the back and textured edge of each spike triangle component then remove excess mica powder using tape.
STEP 6
Place the spike triangle components onto a baking rack. Place the baking rack into the pre-heated clay craft oven and bake according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Spike Components

STEP 7
Cut one 6-inch length of gold 20-gauge Zebra Wire.

Use the Wubbers triangular mandrel pliers to create four 4mm triangle jumprings and two 6mm jumprings. Attach the 4mm triangle jumprings to the opaque gold 13x5mm spike beads and the 6mm jumprings to the 17x7mm spike beads.
STEP 8
Using 4mm jumprings attach one 17x7mm spike bead to the center loop on the bottom of the spike triangle component and one 13x5mm spike bead to the loops on either side.
STEP 9
Open the loop on one gold-plated leverback earwire. Pass the loop through the top loop on the spike triangle component.
STEP 10
Repeat Steps 8 and 9 to create a second earring.

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