Who loves doughnuts? I do! Who is mad enough about doughnuts that they’ll wear one? I know I am! Here’s my incredibly simple tutorial which will explain how I create my adorable little doughnut charms- you’ll be able to make one whatever your experience in using clay! They’re perfect for attaching to any type of jewelry and giving to a friend, or just keeping for yourself as a unique little statement piece!
What you’ll need:
- Liquid clay
- Soft pastels
- Some tan/beige polymer clay
- A hard paintbrush
- A dotting tool and a needle tool
- Eye pins (optional)
Decide what size you’d like to make your charm. You can try any size you like, as long as it isn’t too heavy to wear. Roll it into a ball.
TIP: If you get little bits of fluff in your clay like I have here, try using a wet wipe to scrape off the bits. Alternatively, pick them off with a pin.
Use your needle tool to poke a hole through the middle, then rotate it around in a circular motion until you form a hole which looks big enough.
Choose which colour you’d like for your icing. I used a dark red. Scrape some pastels off with your needle tool and mix. Keep mixing until you can’t see any bits of pastel.
Spread this mixture onto the top of your dough, dripping it down the sides slightly.
Bake on gas mark 4 until hard. And you’re finished!
- I glued ear studs on the back of my larger ones, but you could insert an eye pin before baking if you’d like to make it into a charm
- If you’d like to add sprinkles like I did, just roll out a thin snake of clay and cut on different angles, then stick on top of your icing before baking.
- On my large doughnuts, I decided to cut out a jagged shape from one side so that it looks as if it has been nibbled on. This is optional but is quite effective.
- I made some tiny doughnuts and dropped them into a little glass vial, glued on the cap, pressed an eye pin into the cork, then used it as an adorable little charm!
- If you’d like to try a marbled effect in your icing, just drizzle your liquid clay as normal, then form lines of the same mixture in a different colour, then draw lines with a pin in the opposite direction.
I hope you’re happy with your scrumptious little creations! Please message below with any questions. I’d also love to see how yours turned out! Have a beautiful day