The Craft Scene Make Designer Jewelry kit is a DIY jewelry-making kit from International Playthings. Using this kit, girls can make nine different types of designer-quality jewelry, including bracelets, earrings, and pendants. The kit comes with eight different colorful blocks of polymer clay, jewelry wire and cords, ear hooks, and more.
No matter which craft projects you chose to do, start by conditioning the clay. Knead the clay in your hands in small pieces for about a minute at a time to soften it. There are two main shapes of beads you'll typically make: rounded beads or flat beads. For example, to make round beads, roll a piece of clay into a marble-size ball. You can then layer it with strands of another color to incorporate into the ball. Flat beads are a more time-consuming process but directions throughout are detailed and easy to follow. Once you've crafted each bead to your liking, take a toothpick and pierce the bead in the indicated spot. Bake the beads for about 15 minutes at 266 degrees F. Remove them from the oven and allow an ample amount of time to cool. Apply a thin layer of the included PVC glue to give it a lacquered finish. Then string them on the cord for a bracelet or pendant or attach jump rings and hooks for earrings.
This kit has a lot to offer, and it comes with enough supplies to complete multiple different craft options. It has a lot of repeat play value, and the best part is girls will have tons of wearable accessories they can use over and over again.
The Craft Scene Make Designer Jewelry kit is for ages 8 and up.
The amount of time it takes to complete each activity varies, some require less bead making than others while other require more complex beads. Sometimes the clay can be difficult to work with.
Parents should assist and supervise bead-baking in the oven. Parents should remove the beads from the oven because they will be very hot.
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