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Organize your headphone cords with this simple sculpey solution
 
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Step 1:

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Supplies:

-premo sculpey  clay
-glass tray (one that you won't eat off of afterward)  or cookie sheet covered in aluminum foil

Step 2:

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-Roll out the sculpey clay into a worm shape about 1/4 inch thick.
-Place on baking tray. 
-Connect the ends to make an oval shape.
-Pinch in the center to create the shape above.

To bake:

-Set oven to 275 degrees fahrenheit 
-Bake for 30 minutes per 1/4 inch
(check the baking instructions on your pack of clay)

Bake for 30 minutes

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kreator6 months ago

i think everyone's said this and i agree..i don't think super sculpey is the best material for this project..it seems like it would be likely to crack unless you took great care of it

kreator kreator6 months ago

also..I'm thinking maybe Sugru with an armateur wire at its core would work great

blyon49 months ago
I tried this using LEGO tires and super glue... I have nothing better to work with.
Wow this is such a great idea for all my leftover sculpey clay! So much better then going out and buying one!
also, to make the finished piece sturdier I learned to put it in ice water for a minute or so immediately after removing it from the oven. :D
steynvdw1 year ago
Good idea, similar to what I've been using for quite some time..... a rubber O-ring of about 50 mm in diameter and 2 mm thick.
zacker1 year ago
Pretty awesome... I used to make all sorts of stuff from this clay, As far as i can remember, it doesnt give off any fumes, I used ot use our toaster oven and it was the one we made our food in too...lol I think youll be fine but, if you have an old toaster oven you can use, use it, its alot faster and less $$$ than heating up the big oven for a small item like this. You can also use the small oven to cure powder coated parts, as long as they are small enough to hang in it that is! lol But THAT WILL destroy your wife's new oven for sure!! lol
zacker zacker1 year ago
another thought, when it comes out of the toaster it may still be a bit flexible so try not to handle it untill its cooled off some so as not to mess it up any...lol
btru (author)  zacker1 year ago
That's a good point.
codongolev1 year ago
man, I haven't seem sculpey in FOREVER! it's great stuff, I used to play with it all the time when I was a kid.
suayres1 year ago
Brilliant instructable. I'm planning on trying this one, very, very soon.
mrserious1 year ago
great idea. does the polymer clay give off fumes while baking? My wife would kill me if that happened in her new oven. i might use an old toaster oven.
Polymer clay doesn't give off fumes, but it's always a good bet to use a dedicated toaster oven for polymer clay work. Wastes less energy. Doesn't make sense to heat up a whole oven just to bake a small piece of polymer sculpture.
See my comment above re: toaster ovens.
I learned the hard way that baking in a toaster oven is a bad idea--the temperatures are just too inaccurate. Instead, make a baking vessel for your PC: buy two matching disposable aluminum pie plates. When you're ready to cure your clay, place it in one pie plate and turn the other over it upside-down, as a lid, then, take a long strip of heavy-duty aluminum foil and crimp it tightly all the way around the join of the two plates. Bake the clay, as directed. Any fumes will be contained in the vessel.
Polymer Clay DOES give off toxic fumes if it starts to burn so monitor it (you can see the smoke) because though your oven says a certain temperature, it can actually be running higher or lower. Cooked properly, it will not harm you :)
I don't think polymer clay is a great product for this project, it has little/no flexibility so is highly likely to crack, chip or break with regular use, or if the cord gets snagged. Sorry. I like the shape, and it is a good idea, but I think Sugru would be more likely to stand up to use.
Actually, different types of PC are more or less structurally strong, and Premo Sculpey is one of the stronger ones--the best is Donna Kato Polyclay, though it's not as easy to find (online being your best bet). Also, preconditioning the clay is important to ensure a strong final product--that is, you need to roll and stretch it repeatedly, until it softens and is flexible. Finally, if you're concerned about flexibility, there is a flexible clay, but I say, Premo or Kato will do very well.
btru (author)  kitschkitty1 year ago
I've been using mine for a couple of months and it's fine. I also don't have any experience with Sugru. If you make one out of Sugru let me know how it comes out.
Did you use the whole package for one organizer? I want to make a couple of these but not sure how much clay to get. Thanks!
btru (author)  songbirdfeeder1 year ago
I believe this took about 1/8 of the package.
Brad I.1 year ago
I like your design. I've tried others with sugru and they never seem to look very good. I'm going to try your idea with sugru and hopefully it will look good too..
leonardipc1 year ago
Use ring 2 1/2 x 1/4 inch as with a fixed center clamp 8 in aluminum.
Chipsy1 year ago
Nice, maybee i will try that using instamorph !
Verticees1 year ago
So simple, but so effective and good looking too! Great job!
Very smart! It looks great too. :D
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