Handmade Holiday: DIY Marbled Candy Cane Bracelets

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DIY Marbled Candy Cane Bracelets

With the holiday season upon us, it’s time to start thinking about the seasonal accessories for your next party. For a festive take on the popular marbling trend, try using red and white clay to create a candy cane-inspired look. The possibilities are endless when it comes to clay, so feel free to customize it to fit your taste and style. Now, if only they tasted like the real thing…

Supplies for Marbled Candy Cane Bracelet

Supplies:

– Metal cookie sheet
– Parchment paper
– Oven-bake clay (red and white)
– 2 strands of chain (at least 3 inches long each)
– Jewelry clasp
– 10mm jump rings (2)
– 12mm jump rings (2)
– Toothpick
– 3-in-1 jewelry pliers

Preparing clay for Marbled Candy Cane Bracelet

1. Roll two 1-inch balls of clay (one red and one white). You might have to knead the clay a bit in order to soften it up.

Rolled clay logs

2. Roll each ball into a log.

Marbling technique using twisted clay

3. Twist the logs around each other.

Marbling technique using twisted clay

4. Keep twisting!

Marbling technique using twisted clay

5. Fold it in half.

Marbling technique using twisted clay

6. Twist some more, rolling into a log again as you go.

Marbling technique using twisted clay

7. Repeat the twisting, folding and rolling until you achieve the look you desire. At this point, I added more red clay out of preference.

Clay marbled together

8. Mold the clay into the shape of your choice. I chose a rectangle with rounded corners, measuring about 1-inch wide.

Creating a hole in clay using a toothpick

9. Using a toothpick, pierce a hole at one end. Make sure to create a hole close enough to the edge so that the jump ring can fit.

Creating a hole in clay using a toothpick

10. Pierce another hole at the opposite end.

Holes in clay created by a toothpick

11. Bake the clay according to the directions on the package.

Jump ring attached to handmade clay pendant

12. After it cools, attach a jump ring.

Jump ring attached to chain strand

13. Attach the jump ring to a short strand of chain.

Jump ring attached to chain strands

14. Repeat on the opposite side.

Jewelry clasp and jump ring attached to chain

15. To complete your bracelet, attach a jump ring to one chain, and a jewelry clasp and a jump ring to the other.

Completed Marbled Candy Cane Bracelets

Try some variations by changing the type of marbled pieces that you create. For the gold version, I made three clay beads instead of a pendant. I used just about the same amount of clay, but the finished look is totally different.

Marbled Candy Cane Bracelets on wrist

DIY Marbled Candy Cane Bracelets

Happy Holidays!

Photo credits: Kirsten Nunez (Step-by-Step Tutorial) & Haruka Sakaguchi of The Denizen Co. (Street Style)

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