Tuesday, December 18, 2007

On the 12th Day of Christmas: Candy Cane Ceramic Necklace

We would like to thank Jennifer Heynen of Jangles Ceramic Beads for providing today's delicious project! The candy cane and tree beads are available on her website, and this project is also available as a kit. Check out her new Blog, and Etsy shop too!

I think this would be a great necklace to wear anytime during the holiday, from that first crazy day of shopping through the festivies of the big day...Let's get started!
Candy Cane Necklace (Caution, Do Not Eat!)
I know I get comments all the time that people want to eat my beads. Now that I have made candy cane beads, it's even more tempting.

Project Instructions
1 large ceramic tree
4 candy cane tube beads
2 green and red glass beads
8 silver 4mm balls
26 lime green 6mm Czech rounds
sterling silver clasp
beading wire
2 crimps

1. Begin assembling your necklace by crimping one half of the clasp to the beading wire.

2. String 9 Czech rounds, a silver ball, and another Czech round onto the wire.

3. Next string a tube, a Czech, a silver ball, and a glass bead. Continue by stringing another silver ball, a Czech beads, and the second ceramic tube.

4. String a Czech bead, a silver ball, and the tree bead.

5. You have reached the center of the necklace and since it is symmetrical string the second half just as you did the first half.

6. Crimp the end of the wire to the second half of the clasp.

You can also make yummy matching earrings!

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