Retired - Red and White Kumihimo Candy Cane

PROJECT C702
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
Create a fun and festive holiday decoration using one of the most popular jewelry making techniques - kumihimo! Red and white seed beads have been braided into a spiral pattern to create an iconic candy cane design.
Instructions
This candy cane is made using the same 8-warp kumihimo technique that you would use to make a bracelet. You will also be finishing the ends in a very similar manner to how you would finish bracelet ends. The only real variation is that you are braiding around a wire core which will allow you to shape the braid into a candy cane.
  1. To see how to make this project from start to finish, please watch the video: How to Make a Beaded Kumihimo Candy Cane Christmas Ornament.
  2. In the video you will learn how to add beads to your threads, wind a bobbin, place the threads on the disk, braid with beads and without, how to add a wire core, and how to finish your ends.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • JSF-0026 - Toho Round Seed Beads 6/0 41 Opaque White 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1.5 tubes. You will need 2 packages.

  • JSF-0204 - Toho Round Seed Beads 6/0 25C 'Silver Lined Ruby' 8g
    Project uses 1.5 tubes. You will need 2 packages.

  • FCR-2144 - TierraCast Maker's Collection, Cupola Cord Ends Fits 6mm, 2 Pieces, Silver Tone
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-1824 - Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 18 Gauge Thick, 4 Yard Spool, Permanent Red Color
    Project uses 14 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4245 - BeadSmith Super-Lon Cord - Size 18 Twisted Nylon - Shanghai Red / 77 Yard Spool
    Project uses 1 spool. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-6063 - Gator Weight For Kumihimo Braiding - 1.6 Ounces (1)
  • XTL-6108 - No Tangle Flexible Plastic Thread Bobbins For Kumihimo Or Macrame 2 1/2 Inch (8 Pack)
  • XTL-6095 - Beadsmith Lightweight Kumihimo Round Disc Disk For Japanese Braiding and Cording 35mm Hole
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Theme Christmas
Ingredients JSF-0026, JSF-0204, FCR-2144, WCR-1824, XCR-4245, XTL-1054,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Toho Round Seed Beads 6/0 #41 Opaque White 8 Gram Tube
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: JSF-0026
Toho Round Seed Beads 6/0 #25C 'Silver Lined Ruby' 8g
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: JSF-0204
Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 18 Gauge Thick, 4 Yard Spool, Permanent Red Color
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.29 / Package | SKU: WCR-1824
Super-Lon (S-Lon) Cord - Size 18 Twisted Nylon - Shanghai Red / 77 Yard Spool
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.79 / Package | SKU: XCR-4245
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Gator Weight For Kumihimo Braiding - 1.6 Ounces (1)
$11.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-6063
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$7.29 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700

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