Candy Cane Earring Kit

Candy Cane Earring Kit

How festive and fun are these candy cane inspired earrings! They are so easy to make and only require a few tools to complete the look.


1. Thread 10 beads onto the headpin, alternating between carnelian and mother of pearl to form the look of a candy cane pattern. TIP: You may wish to work harden the headpins slightly to ensure they keep their shape once bent into the candy cane shape - for tips on how to do this read our advice page.

2. Use the tip of round nose pliers to form a small loop at the end of the headpin to keep the beads secure on the head pin - you may wish to trim the headpin slightly before forming the loop depending on how much length is left - however, do keep in mind that you want the beads to have some wiggle room on the head pin as you will need to attach the earwire.

3. Use your fingers to manipulate the headpin into a candy cane shape by curving the top.

4. Use snipe nose pliers to open the loop of the earwire and attach to the headpin, around 3 beads down from the top. Close the loop to secure.

5. Repeat the process for the second earring. Your festive design is now complete!


Round nose pliers

Side cutters

Snipe nose pliers or flat nose pliers


Make the design your own by using your favourite jewellery supplies

Shop beads

Shop earwires

Shop headpins


Read our wire wrapping advice pages with tutorials


The Basics of Bead Stringing by Debbie Kanan

Beading Design by Kim Glover

Kernowcraft's jewellery making kits are aimed to inspire you - therefore the step by step instructions are available online only with a shopping list, where you can easily customise the design to suit you. We recommend printing or bookmarking this page ready to follow.

The suggested products used in this project are suggestions to inspire you. Products used were compatible at the time of making but do be aware that gemstones are natural and hand cut stocks can vary, so do use your own common sense as to the compatibility of each item when making.

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