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Quickie Candy Cane Earrings

Quickie Candy Cane Earrings
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Create some instant Christmas cheer by making the Quickie Candy Cane Earrings! One of the easiest Christmas craft ideas around, these easy DIY earrings will have you feeling merry in a matter of minutes. You can have these dangles done and donned before your family even has time to hang the garland on the mantle. Plus, if you're in need of last-minute homemade Christmas gift ideas, these pearly peppermints would make the perfect present.

Project TypeMake a Project

Bead TypePearl

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Bead Technique UsedChainmail/Wirework

Bead Project TypeEarrings



  • #7120020- 100pc 4mm Round Pearl Strand- Red
  • #7120002- 100pc 4mm Round Pearl Strand- White
  • #34719059- 134pc Starter Pack- Silver
  • Round Nose Pliers #4458
  • Wire Cutters #4457


  1. Thread a head pin with the following pattern: a red pearl, a white pearl, a red pearl, a white pearl, a red pearl, a white pearl, a red pearl, an earring wire, a white pearl, a red pearl, and a white pearl.
  2. Form a loop.
  3. Curve the head pin so the earring wire hangs straight.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 for the matching earring.


If you are looking for more adorable holiday earrings, be sure to check out our fun and festive collection: Make Ornaments for Your Ears! 31 DIY Christmas Earrings!

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These are the traditional Christmas look. Very one loves candy canes. I have made these in the past as earrings but also as decorations on the tree. I even made a tiny one to add to my charm bracelet. Every one wanted one. This is a fast, easy project, you can do it!

What a fantastically easy design - the only difficulty was curving the head pin. In the end a "borrowed" one of our budgie's dowling perches and it worked a treat. I also used glittery black/white,deep garnet/clear and dark/pale green. Thank you. Sheila Wilkins, Rothwell,UK

What a great idea to use your birds perch. Gave me the idea that when I make these I will use a dowel stick. I bet your earrings look nice the colors sound pretty. Did you make any for gifts. Would love to see pictures.

So cute and simple! I can still make these in time for Christmas. What a great stocking stuffer idea! Happy holidays!


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