I Want Candy!

October 27, 2010, 17:00 pm  Posted by Lark Jewelry & Beading

I’m quite convinced that my passion for jewelry began with the candy necklace. This iconic sweet treat can be found in suburban convenience stores all across the U.S. I can still feel the slobbery elastic cord against my skin as I devoured each sugary bead.

Halloween is approaching, and I am sulking about the candy that won’t be coming my way. In hopes of reversing this bitterness and satisfy my craving in a fat-free, calorie-less way, I picked up my imaginary pillowcase (yes, I’m that old) and flashlight, and went trick-or-treating online for some sweet jewelry. Literally. What I found was astounding, and only a little bit creepy. Loads of people are obsessed with making jewelry that looks like candy or making jewelry from actual candy. Lots of this can be chalked up to the Kawaii craze, and the rest…well, see above.

The image galleries below are organized by treat type…just like I used to meticulously sort my Halloween haul. Feast your eyes on this super yummy crazy deliciousness!


Left to right:
Row 1: CreashinesFashionJunkie4Life Live Wire
Row 2: Art and ArtisanTiny HandsAllison Greer Pack
Row 3: Sou Zoo CreationsAmanda Yu DesignLynne Christiansen
Row 4: Bittersweet • SugarBunnies379Petite Carousel
Row 5: Unique KimmyDivine SweetnessLynne Christiansen


Left to right:
Row 1: Sugar and SpikesIntelligent DesignPendantlicious
Row 2: Robin’s Jewelry BoxCaelum DesignsSugarbunnies379
Row 3: Sugarbunnies379Tuck ShopSweet Stella
Row 4: Harriete Estel Berman • All for Eve • Harriete Estel Berman
Row 5: Robin’s Jewelry BoxLes Fantasies de ClaireWater Rose
Row 6:SouZouMaggiesze1Live Wire


Left to right:
Divine SweetnessRobin’s Jewelry BoxThe Spotless Loop


24 Responses

    What an amazing collection! Not sure which is my favorite but I’m seriously grooving on the chocolate kiss ring.

    Kerin Rose says:

    you know, Marthe, I am embarrassed to say, but I am STILL all about the candy on slobbery elastic necklaces! :)

    Anonymous says:

    Hi Marthe,

    Thank you for including my ‘Eat Dessert First’ chocolate bar and cookie earrings!
    You make me want to run down to the candy store and put earhooks through gummybears, lol

    Have a good day!

    Jane says:

    I’m doomed, doomed…who knew there were so many scrumptious candy designs out there!

    Waterrose says:

    What a “tempting” post! Thank you for including my hand embroidered Snow Candy brooch!

    Harriete Estel Berman says:

    Thanks for including my Hard Candy Earrings and Conversation Heart Earrings.
    My sweet tooth is never satisfied.
    Harriete Estel Berman

    Thank you for including my ABC bubblegum ring! It’s an honor to be featured among so many great artists and crafters who have the self control not to eat their sweets before wearing them!

    I love everything here! Thanks so much for including my chocolate kiss cookie ring :D Lots of my favorite Etsy shops are here as well.

    ~Stacey of http://www.CreaShines.Etsy.com

    Ginny Huber says:

    WOW! How tasty and terrific these are! Fine choices, all!

    Divine Sweetness says:

    A great selection of candies…
    now i’m seriously having a sugar rush!!

    Thanks so much for including my chcolate almond earrings and
    macaroon overdose ring!!!!


    Vania R. says:

    “Candylicious” !!! :) Lovely and yummy selection!
    Tks for featuring my embroidered Cupcake and Cookie!

    3squares says:

    so fun! many of these artists are favorites of mine, and you’ve introduced me to some new ones. thank you!!

    Lynn_allingham says:

    this is great, thanks so much for including my lollipop necklace, all the items featured are just brilliant xxx

    Travis says:

    I LOVE the chewed bubble gum ring! too clever.

    Juliecharles says:

    Thanks for including the LiveWire sterling gummy bear. Just wanted to mention that it has NO carbs, NO calories!! What a deal!! Thanks again! ; )

    Ahaffelt says:

    how sweet are these?!

    Kathy says:

    I love this post. Yummy fun.

    betsybensen says:

    wonderful! I’m a fan of Harriete Estel Berman, and I love waterrose’s needlepoint. Everything looks good enough to eat!

    Uniquekimmy says:

    Thank you so much for using my box of chocolate truffle charms . All of these charms are just adorable!

    Thanks again

    Kimberly Cramer

    Robinmaye says:

    This is amazing, makes me hungry for candy and money to buy some of these cute goodies!!! Love it all!!

    belinda/gretchenmist says:

    perfect sweetness!

    Fantastic idea so many great items here

    Melissa J. Graff says:

    if you enjoy making jewelry that relates to food you should look at this call for entry http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/crafthausexhibition/forum/topics/open-call-a-taste-for-craft

    I have recently started a blog, the information you provide on this site has helped me greatly. Thanks for all of your time & work.

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