Candy-Canes

By: Natile                    Project Type:  Bead Stringing    

Supplies needed:
22 ga. Red Artistic Wire
22 ga. Silver Artistic Wire
2- 6mm Swarovski Crystals
24 ga. Silver German Jewelry Wire
Earwires

Tools needed:
Drill (not a dremel)
Round nose pliers
Chain nose pliers
Wire cutters

Instructions:

1. Cut 8 inch piece of each of the 22 ga red & silver wires.
2. Tighten one end of the wires together in the drill bit holder and the other end tightly in a pair of chain nose pliers.
3. Very slowly, hold the trigger down to twist the two wires together until it is twisted like a candy cane.
4. Remove the wire from the drill.
5. Form the twisted wire into a candy cane shape by bending it in the largest part of the round nose pliers. Repeat steps 1-5 to make two candy canes into the size you prefer.
6. Wrap the 24 ga. German Jewelry Wire tightly around the top middle of the candy cane.
7. Add a 6mm crystal to the wire.
8. Make a loop above the bead and wrap the wire a couple of times back around itself above the bead.
9. Attach the ear wires to the top loops.
 

Click picture for a close-up of detailed steps.

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