Candy Cane

The candy cane is a traditional candy that generally has a hot peppermint flavor. Generally these are on the store shelves for the Christmas holiday, although these peppermint stick candies can be found in various stores throughout the year.

This glass cane-shaped design can be done in several different ways. You can cut out the main pattern in white and then using either glass rods or stringers you can cut the stripes, or you could melt the stringers in a flame and wrap the piece. I have used Glassline paint with some red frit for the crimson stripes.

The red and white strips give the impression that the piece is made of peppermint, but you can use any colors desired. In recent years for the Christmas holiday, these peppermint stick candies come in a variety of other flavors and colors.

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Materials:

  • Pattern
  • White glass
  • Red Glassline Paint
  • Red frit
  • Red Holly Dot
  • Green leaves glass
  • Glass cleaner of choice
  • Chap Stick or Beeswax
  • Glass saw
  • Fiber Paper
  • Kiln
  • Prepared kiln shelf
  • Protective glasses
  • Two part Epoxy
  • Pin Back


  • Directions:

    1. Copy and cut the guide.

    2. Park the members on the suitable shade glass and trace about the shape with a permanent pen. Generously cover the traced design with beeswax or Chap Stick.

    3. A glass saw is considered necessary to cut out the design. Follow on the outline to retain the shape and all the minute particulars.

    4. Launder with dish soap and soak in clean water or use glass cleaner to take away all pen marks and residue. Using a lint free towel, dry the pieces.

    5. Paint stripes with Glassline paints and sprinkle red frit into the paint. Remove any stray frit and allow the paint to dry completely before proceeding.

    6. Assemble the cane, green leaves and red dot on a prepared kiln shelf. Place the shelf inside the kiln. Be sure to grip the glass by the edge to avoid fingerprints.

    7. Shut the lid or door. Switch on the unit.

    8. Watch the job at about 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. While gazing at your hot glass have on glasses with IR and UV protection.

    9. Once the piece has your sought appearance, switch off and unplug the oven. If the kiln is put together with thick fire bricks, you can let it cool down on its own. If however it is constructed with ceramic fiber, the oven must be kept on and monitored so that it doesn’t cool off any more than in the region of about 300 degrees Fahrenheit an hour.

    10. As soon as the temperature drops beneath 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the kiln can be opened.

    11. As soon as the piece has cooled to room temperature, you can add a brooch back. Hold on the brooch back with a two part epoxy.



    Candy Cane Pattern

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