Month: December 2009

Clay twist donut/french cruller tutorial

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I really don’t know what this thing is called. I suspect that it used to be a French cruller but as Japanese clay artisans recreated it the shape started changing as everyone created their clay items from a picture of someone’s work. Kind of like a game of Chinese whispers, but with clay and the shape of a French cruller. Anyway this thing took me a very long time to get figure out! This requires […]

Clay bocchan dango tutorial

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Dango is a sticky rice Japanese ‘dumpling’ – or so I paraphrased from Wikipedia. To tell you the truth i’ve never had dango before, I just know they’re adorable to look at and I hear a lot about them from various anime. Wiki informs me that there are actually a lot of types of dango which is news to me because I always thought they’re just cute multicoloured balls, but as it turns out you’ve […]

Two clay donut tutorials – striped icing and sprinkles

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Donuts are so easy to make and they look great on a chain as a charm bracelet or as phone straps. If I need to make presents for people I usually make donuts because they look impressive but they’re easy to make large amounts of. Plus I don’t know, for some reason I think they’re really fun to make compared to the other foods too. I’ve got two tutes today on decorating the basic donut.  […]

Ice cream cone tutorial

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Just going to apologise in advance for some dodgy picture quality and lighting because I didn’t make this at my usual desk with better lighting. I wanted to watch I Dream of Jeannie while I was working today so I was in the TV room but with terrible lighting. Polymer clay ice cream is the bane of my existence. Honest to God it takes me about an hour to make one measly scoop of ice […]

Clay waffle tutorial

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I love waffles. I could eat them all day and all night. My favourite waffle is the Liege waffle which is a dense, sugary waffle eaten with no toppings. That is why my technique for waffles produces round waffles – Liege waffles don’t come rectangular or heart shaped! Though technically Liege waffles don’t have toppings either, they look better this way. Read on for the tutorial: