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Here is a photo of one of my Christmas projects.
Handmade polymer clay ribbon candy ornaments. Our tree is in the process of becoming a candy theme and these make me remember my Grandma (she loved ribbon candy and appropriately her birthday was on Christmas day!) These will eventually make their way to the bzlittlechristmaself.etsy.com site as soon as they are perfected and finished.

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Make a Ribbon Candy Twist Ornament

Wow family and friends with these handcrafted retro ribbon candy styled ornaments.

What You Need
  • Spray adhesive
  • Wide, medium, and narrow ribbon
  • Water-soluble marking pen
  • Long-eye beading needle
  • White embroidery floss
  • Eleven 10-mm-round pearls
How to Make It
  1. Glue the medium-width ribbon to the center of the wide ribbon.
  2. Trim the length to measure 16 1/2 inches.
  3. Using the pen and a ruler, mark dots down the center of the ribbon at 1-1/2-inch intervals on both sides of the ribbon.
  4. Thread the beading needle with an 18-inch length of embroidery floss.
  5. Slip a pearl onto the floss.
  6. Carefully remove the needle, and then rethread it with both ends of the floss. The ends of the floss should be even.
  7. Push the needle from one side of the ribbon through the other side at the first mark (the first pearl is now at the bottom of the ornament); add a pearl.
  8. Push the needle from the one side of the ribbon through to the other side at the second mark; add a pearl.
  9. Continue until you have 11 pearls on the string.
  10. To finish, secure the thread and attach a hanging ribbon.

[BLOGGER’S TIP: Use Heat n’ Bond adhesive to fuse ribbons together. Gives more weight and body to ribbon strip and you can delete the use of beads if you don’t like the look! You can also use striped fabric fused together with Heat n’ Bond and then make long strips to fold into ornaments!]

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