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« on: January 05, 2008 08:53:01 PM »

So this is what happens when someone who is new to the world of polymer clay tries to make jewelry. I made cute little heart charms from red sculpey to make a necklace/earring set, but the oven was too hot, and I was distracted by laundry so they were left in the oven too long.  I didn't know that burnt clay bubbled up like that. Well now I know. My house smells like... plastic. Cheesy

maybe I should still make earrings with these Cheesy j/k

The back of them was still red...

It was disappointing but oh well.
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2008 09:00:39 PM »

Maybe add some glitter or something, and give them to a heartbroken friend on Valentine's Day?  Sorry they didn't work out right. Cry
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2008 09:01:09 PM »

i actually would still make them into earings if it was me  Smiley they look kinda kewl that way
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2008 09:19:26 PM »

man that sucks... that happened to me one time, but it turned out the clay i used wasn't actually sculpey- i thought it was because it was right next to the sculpey, it was just a smaller brick so it was cheaper... long story short, i ended up with puffy, blackened, smelly versions of the cute red earing i popped into the oven. oh well. i'll never buy un-labeled clay again i guess Tongue
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2008 10:02:02 PM »

hi if it makes you feel any better i have done the same thing (more than once Undecided)
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2008 10:07:46 PM »

Don't feel bad I have been working with Polymer Clay for years and I still do it from time to time.I made myself buy a egg timer and it's my best friend now,not just for using the oven for crafts but for cooking in general because I get distracted by shiny objects and let things burn Tongue

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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2008 11:13:03 PM »

eeep! I have had this happen to me too. Smiley we all go through it once in awhile. invest in an oven thermometer to make sure your temperature is correct (most ovens are off a little bit) amd a timer is a great suggestion too. I use a toaster oven with a timer built in.

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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2008 02:17:22 AM »

You may be able to paint them to look like somethng comletely different, like rocks or candies like these:

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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2008 06:22:28 AM »

you live and learn right Smiley

« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2008 02:53:24 PM »

hehe, glad to hear I'm not the only one... I think I may actually make a sarcastic present of them... with some modification of course. I enjoyed everyone's stories.

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