By General Crafts Contributor Amy from the Etsy Shop DangerousRainboCraft.
Make your own sweet doughnut charms complete with rainbow sprinkles. Turn them into cute yet realistic earrings,necklace or charm bracelet. My mouth waters just looking at them.
What you need:
- polymer clay: in a variety of your choice of colors (I used Sculpey III)
- hobby blade
- Liquid Fimo
- head pins
- painters palette
- jewelry pliers: flat, rounded, cutters
- Sculpey clay tools style and detail 3 pc
- Premo! Sculpey Mini Metal Cutters 12 pc. Basic Shapes
How to make sprinkles:
Start off with a 1 inch long cane of clay about the thickness of a toothpick.
Roll the clay into skinnier canes about the thickness of pencil lead (you may have to cut them in half along the way if they give you trouble). Make the canes in your choice of colors. I made bold a rainbow mix, a pastel rainbow mix and chocolate ones. Lay all your canes in a baking pan so they are relatively straight and not touching one another. Bake at 275 for 4 minutes.
Let the canes cool then use a hobby blade to cut them. I cut all my color combos separate from one another and put each mix in a (clean and dry) baby food container. Don’t worry about making too many they wont go bad.
Flatten some tan (or brown) clay into about 1/4 inch thickness. Use the circle cutter from the Premo! Sculpey Mini Metal Cutters 12 pc. Basic Shapes pack to cut circles from the clay. Poke holes in the centers of the circles with the smallest tool in Sculpey clay tools style and detail 3 pc set. Flip the circles over and pierce the hole from the underside. Smooth the edges of your doughnuts so they are rounded. Pre-bake for 5 minutes at 275.
Insert a head pin from the center of the doughnut. If you scrape your doughnut top you can use the silicone end of one of your clay detail tools to smooth it out.
Choose your frosting colors and place them in separate slots in your palette. Add Liquid Fimo in small amounts mixing and mashing up with a toothpick, adding more Liquid Fimo, then mixing again till you get a smooth spreadable mixture.
Spread frosting on the tops of the doughnuts using a toothpick.
Hold the frosted doughnuts over and empty slot in your palette and drop sprinkles onto the frosting. You can move the sprinkles a little with a toothpick if needed.
Bake your doughnuts for 20 minutes at 265 (bake temp for Liquid Fimo)
When they are cool, use cutter pliers to trim the head pins and rounded pliers to curl them. Add a jump ring and turn them into fun yummy jewelry.
I am really enjoying making all this food related jewelry from polymer clay and hope you are too. What foods would like to see me make next?