Happy National Doughnut Day to our US readers. Celebrate with our mini, sugar-free doughnut DIY. Use the techniques learnt in this tutorial to make a pendant like ours or design your own baker’s bling. Here’s how it’s done…
You will need
• Polymer clay
• Seed beads
• Clay roller
• Screw eye pins
• Jump rings
• Necklace chain
• Greaseproof paper
• Craft knife
Mix a small amount of brown polymer clay with white polymer clay until you have a smooth creamy colour. Roll into a ball and squeeze between your thumb and finger to create a doughnut shape.
Push a skewer or chopstick through the middle of the doughnut and wiggle around to make the hole. Smooth over any cracks that appear in the clay with your finger.
Take small amounts of clay for your icing. Roll them flat between two sheets of greaseproof paper. Use a craft knife to cut out a circle slightly larger than the doughnut, creating a smooth wavy line around the edge, and cut a hole in the middle slightly larger than that on the donut.
Line up the middle of the icing and doughnut. Press the icing down, taking care around the edges and middle. Repeat steps 4-6 to create icing layers.
Press your beads into the surface of the icing. Mix up your colours and size of bead to create the sprinkles.
Screw the eye pin into the doughnut and bake in the oven on a low heat for half an hour. Leave to cool and attach to
a chain using a jump ring.