Sculpey Colors used:
01 - white
042 - black
1628 - string bean
*** Safety First!!! ***
It is not recommended to put uncured polymer clay on furniture.
If you use any type of food-related item such as a plastic chopping mat or pasta machine, you can NEVER EVER use it for food again!
Be sure to follow the directions for baking polymer clay!
*** End Safety Note ***
Start with a piece of white clay that will make a 1/2" ball. With a blade, cut the ball in half. Be careful not to squish the halves. Eyes are round, remember? This is the only part that I actually measured because I wanted to make sure that the eyes would fit the silverware I used.
Next, use green for the iris. All I did was to flatten a bit of clay and used my template to cut a few 3/8" circles. Carefully smooth them onto the white half-balls, but don't completely cover the white.
Use a very small bit of black for the pupils. Basically, use a small ball about half the size of a popcorn kernel. Flatten it. Smooth it onto the green.
Bake at recommended temperature and time (275 degrees for 15 minutes per 1/4" thickness). Since my oven is older and a bit touchy, I baked mine at 250 for about 17 minutes.
Since I made my eyes, I have taken over the toaster oven for my clay baking. It is now nice enough that I can work outside.