Search Term

Enter a search term (optional)


Select One (optional)

Difficulty Level

Select One (optional)

Estimated Cost

Select One (optional)


Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Fabric Crafts
  • Paper Crafts
  • Craft Foam
  • Pipe Cleaner Crafts
  • Clay & Sculpting
  • Nature Crafts
  • Wood Crafts
  • Beads & Jewelry
  • Recycled Crafts
  • Painting & Coloring
  • Food Crafts
  • Plastic
  • Mixed Media/Miscellaneous
Time to complete

Select One (optional)

Primary Technique

Select One (optional)


Select One (optional)


Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter
Age Group

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Toddlers
  • Preschool & Kindergarten
  • Elementary School
  • Pre-Teens
  • Teens


Free Offer
24 Polymer Clay Tutorials: Polymer Clay Jewelry, Home Decor, and More

Decorate your home, liven up your accessory collection, and transform every day materials from drab to fab with tutorials from this FREE eBook!

Bonus: Get our newsletter & special offers for free. We will not share or sell your email address. View our Privacy Policy

Doughnut Beads

Doughnuts look good and taste good but aren't always waist-line friendly. Show your love for this delicious treat by making Doughnut Beads from Candace Jedrowicz for your next jewelry project. Use polymer clay to sculpt each piece. Add microbreads to the top for sprinkles!

Doughnut Beads


  • One package each of yellow, white, chocolate, orange and pale pink polymer clay
  • Wooden skewer
  • Needle tool or toothpick
  • Tissue blade to slice the clay
  • Several colors of micro beads
  • Glossy sealer
  • Small paint brush

Bead Instructions:

  1. Begin making the dough color by mixing 3 parts yellow clay to 1 part white, 1 part chocolate and 1 part orange. Blend thoroughly with a pasta machine or knead the clay with your hands.

    Doughnut Beads
  2. Roll the dough color into a 1/2” log and cut 1/4” slices with the tissues blade and roll the slices into balls.

    Doughnut Beads
  3. Flatten the balls slightly.

    Doughnuts Beads
  4. Make a hole in the middle with the wooden skewer. Wiggle the skewer around to smooth and open the hole perimeter. Repeat coming from the other side. It should look like a plain doughnut at this point.

    Doughnut Beads
  5. Using a pea size ball of pink clay (or any color you want) make the icing for the doughnut by flattening the ball as much as you can. Lay the icing on the doughnut.
    Doughnut Beads
  6. Using the skewer as you did in step 4, make a hole in the icing that conforms to the doughnut shape.

    Doughnut Beads
  7. Make a hole through the doughnut with the needle tool or tooth pick to make the doughnut into a bead. You may choose to make a hole in only one side to use as a charm. Going all the way through with holes on both sides will allow you to dangle something below the bead or connect it to another bead as in a bracelet. BAKE ACCORDING TO DIRECTIONS ON THE CLAY WRAPPER.

    Doughnut Beads
  8. Prepare your sprinkle mix by combining all the colors of micro beads in small amounts.

    Doughnut Beads
  9. Paint the icing part of the doughnut with the glossy sealer.

    Doughnut Beads
  10. While the sealer is still wet, sprinkle the micro beads on the icing. If the sealer dries too quickly, you can add more and sprinkle more micro beads.

    Doughnut Beads

To make your bead into an earring or charm:

  1. Make a small hook in the end of a head pin. (This will help to insert in through the center of the bead.) Insert the hook end into the bead from the INSIDE to the outside.

    Doughnut Beads
  2. Pull the head pin through until the head stops it.

    Doughnut Beads
  3. Repeat with the second hole if you have one. (Remember, if you are making a charm, you will not have a second hole pierced through your doughnut.)

    Doughnut Beads
  4. Make a small loop in one head pin close to the bead. Wrap the wire tail around a couple of times and cut off the excess.

    Doughnut Beads
  5. Repeat with the second head pin if you have a second hole.

    Doughnut Beads


Your Recently Viewed Projects

Free projects, giveaways, exclusive, partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Project of the Day

Paint Chip Valentine Wreath

Use paint chips in pinks and reds to create a fun Valentine's Day wreath at little to no cost! Lish uses the paint cards with 4… See more

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite crafts
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your crafts


Connect With Us

Facebook Google Plus Instagram Twitter Pinterest
Twitter Blog Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Keyword Index Privacy Policy Share Your Project Subscribe Terms of Service Unsubscribe

---- 1 ----


Images from other crafters

There are currently no images from other crafters.