This modern twist on the candy cane is a standout on the Christmas tree.
Preheat oven to 275 °F. Test temperature with oven thermometer for perfectly cured clay. Condition all clay by kneading until it’s soft and smooth or running it through the Clay Conditioning Machine for several passes on the widest setting. Fold the clay in half after each pass and insert the fold side into the rollers first.
Make silver log 3/8" diameter x 5" long.
With Sculpey Clay Extruder and 1/8" circle die, extrude strings of Purple Pearl, Silver, 18K Gold, Magenta Pearl, and Bright Green Pearl.
Lay strings lengthwise on log. When log is covered, roll on work surface to adhere strings and twist stripes. Trim ends so log is 5" long, and fold in ends. Curve into candy-cane shape.
Use Etch 'N Pearl tool to make hole in candy cane top. Twist wire loop around wide end of biggest Etch 'N Pearl tool. Insert twisted end in hole. Bake 30 minutes.
Use clay colors that match your Christmas tree's color theme.
This ornament makes a great gift for teachers, neighbors and holiday grab bags.