Make Your Own Wine Glass Charms
I love the tiny details that make a party fun. The little things that make a big difference. Wine glass charms are one of those little things. They are a simple way to keep track of your drink at a get together. They are especially fun on a girls night and your girlfriends can take their charm home as a little gift. You can even have a Make Your Own Wine Glass Charms station at the party. I really like this craft because it is a great way to use up any left over beads you may have lying around. It is also a great way to reuse old jewelry. The earrings that you can’t find matches for make great charms.
Wire (22 gauge floral wire it comes in lots of colors.)
Needle nose pliers
Cut the wire from 4 to 6 inches in length. You can also double the length and loop the ring twice to have the charm curl around the glass stem.
I cut mine to 4″ for a small ringlet. If you choose 6″ you will have a large ringlet.
Use the needle nose pliers to bend a loop in one end of the wire. This will be the clasp loop.
I make a few sets at a time. It is easier to make them in an assembly line fashion.
Bend an L shape in the other side of the wire. bend the L into a J shape to make the hook part of the clasp. If you decide to loop the wire around twice you do not have to make the hook clasp. Instead make another loop to smooth the ends of the wire.
Organize the beads into sets. Each set should be different to make sure no one can confuse their drink with another.
Thread the beads on the wire. If you want the center bead to dangle lower than the others you can add a loop or bend piece of wire to wrap around the bead.
Curve the wire to form a circle. I use the rounded stem of a thick glass to make my circle, but you can also make the circle by hand. Remember that making the circle by hand is not a smooth as making it with a curved object.
Once the circle is made test the clasp and you are ready to decorate your wine glasses. The hook part of the glass can be closed with your fingers to tightly secure the charms in place.
All you have to do now is secure the clasp to mark each glass. Your guests can choose the charm they like best. Always remember to make each charm different.
For a follow along tutorial check out the YouTube Video Below
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