Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Candy Cane Masterpiece

This Candy Cane Set was created with Size 11 Seed Beads. It takes a very long time to thread everything. I had a dickens of a time the first night I started because my hands were very dry, and I couldn't manipulate the beads for anything! Grrr. It quickly became much easier by the next couple days.

Size 30 Crochet Thread
Twisted Wire Needle
Size 11/0 Seed Beads (a tube of each color was plenty for us, surprisingly enough)
Size 12 Crochet Hook

For peace of mind, it's best to start by making the bracelet. That way you can just keep going with whatever is left for the necklace. In our case, we were pretty sure we thread more than necessary, so the necklace would just be longer. This is better than having to take off any extra beads because a bracelet is getting too big.

All this boring talk. All you want to see is the finished product! Here they are:

(The bracelet is spread out so it will fit nicely on the display.)

What do you think? I'm pretty sure she was pleased with it. She kept saying, "I was just going to thread a bunch of beads and twist them together!"

Later she added the little charm:
Once again, if you want to try this, it's easiest to start with a larger bead for your first project. And let me know how it turns out!


  1. You're right, it is a masterpiece! So beautiful! It would work for Valentines Day too, just replace the candycane with a red heart!

  2. wonderful I love rope necklaces adn you did a superb job!!!!

  3. Wow.

    Thank you for your kind words Mindy...they mean the world to me.

  4. This is a really lovely set. I think it csn be cool with casual wear, but even with formal wear. I love it :)

  5. Very very pretty. I can't crochet at all. I really wish I could make one :0(
    blessings, Joanne


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