Candy Canes Kit - Beaded Swirl Kumihimo
Kit makes 3 Beaded Candy Canes
This is a super fun project. It takes a little more skill than the satin cord candy canes but if you take your time you will be successful. This kit provides enough materials to make 3 Kumihimo Beaded Candy Canes. You will earn how to start with an “interlaced” end and braid around a core (wire stem) . An interlaced end comes in handy when you want to start with a “finished” end. These are techniques that you can put in your Kumihimo “toolbox” and use in other applications. Follow the directions carefully and you will enjoy making your candy canes. When braiding /beading with the C-Lon Beadcord (finer diameter than C-Lon Tex 400), I find it VERY helpful, especially for this particular kit, if I use a brand new THICK Mini Disk. You want a disk with very tight slots to hold the cords / wire insert under tension.
You will need: Kumihimo THICK Mini Disk, 8 bobbins, tape measure, scissors. You should know: Kumihimo Round Braid and how to “drop” beads (if you aren’t sure how to “drop beads” see Kumihimo Tip #14).
- Materials to make 3 Beaded Candy Canes
- 1 Spool C-Lon Beadcord
- 8/0 Miyuki/Toho Seed Beads (4 colors)
- Three 9″ Wire Stems
- Elongated Swirl Pattern with 3 Color Variations
- Wide Eye Beading Needle
- Instructions with Photos