Using Jewelry Clay With Crystal Fancy Stones

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Jewelry clay is a two-part product that mixes into a brightly colored base for your favorite sparkling Swarovski Elements crystal stones. Learn to use this fun product with our easy how-to!
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Tip 1Read through our DeCoRé Clay FAQ before you begin.
Tip 2Once you have mixed Parts A and B of the DeCoRé Clay, you will have 90 minutes to work with the clay before it begins to cure.
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Step 1

Wearing gloves, mix equal parts A and B jewelry clay together. Knead the jewelry clay with your fingers for four minutes.

Step 2

Use the palms of your hands to roll the jewelry clay roughly into the shape that you will want it to be in your finished design. We have rolled the jewelry clay into a round ball to fit into a circular bezel.

Step 3

Set the ball of jewelry clay into the center of the surface that you will adhere it to. We have set the jewelry clay into a circular bezel.

Step 4

Gently press the jewelry clay to the edges of the surface that you are adhering it to. You may choose to dome or flatten the surface of the jewelry clay. We have chosen to press the jewelry clay into a domed shape.

Step 5

Once you have positioned the jewelry clay, gently rub your fingertip on the surface to remove any fingerprints or cracks in the jewelry clay.

Step 6

You may now remove the gloves and begin to adhere crystal fancy stones to the surface of the jewelry clay.

Step 7

Use the waxed end of a jewel setter to grab onto the surface of one crystal fancy stone.

Step 8

Press the backside of the crystal fancy stone so that it rests on the surface of the jewelry clay. To remove the jewel setter from the crystal fancy stone, gently peel it away from the crystal fancy stone.

Step 9

Use your finger to press the crystal fancy stone deeper into the jewelry clay so that the widest edge of the crystal fancy stone is even with the surface of the jewelry clay.

Step 10

Repeat steps 7-9 to adhere the desired number of crystal fancy stones to the jewelry clay.

Step 11

Once you have added the desired number of crystal fancy stones, gently press your finger over the entire surface of the jewelry clay as some crystal fancy stones may have loosened during application.

Step 12

Set the finished piece to cure for 24 hours. The jewelry clay will air dry - do not bake it.

Step 13

Once the jewelry clay has cured, use a Pro Polish Pad to wipe any wax off of the surface of the crystal fancy stones.

Step 14

Congratulations, you have created a piece using jewelry clay and crystal fancy stones!

       

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