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Wine Charms — Katie Hacker
 

Supplies

  • six silver charms
  • twelve 5mm bicone beads, 2 of each color: Pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple
  • twelve e-beads, 2 of each color: Pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple
  • twenty-four 4mm round silver beads
  • six silver beading hoops
  • six silver jump rings
  • white pen
  • twelve 3/4” head pins
  • super glue
  • chain nose pliers
  • round nose pliers

 

 

 


Designer Tip: Avoid mixed-up glasses! This simple project makes it easy to tell whose glass is whose at your next get-together. Just link the finished charms around the base of your glass to tell the glasses apart. We used a gardening theme to make these gorgeous (and functional!) wine charms–follow this same theme or come up with one of your own!

Instructions:

  1. String a pink bicone bead onto a head pin. Make a simple eye loop (see below for instructions) above the bead. Repeat with the other pink bicone bead and another head pin. Attach one silver charm to one jump ring.
  2. String a silver bead, a pink e-bead, a pink beaded head pin, a silver bead, the charm, a silver bead, a pink beaded head pin, a pink e-bead and a silver bead onto a beading hoop.
  3. Use chain nose pliers to bend the end of the hoop at an angle. Arrange the beads centered on the hoop and place a drop of glue on each outer bead to keep the beads in place.
  4. Repeat for the remaining 5 charms, reserving a different color for each charm.
Creating a simple eye loop

1. With chain nose pliers, grasp the wire 1/4”-1/2” from the end. Turn the pliers to bend the wire back at a right angle.

2. With round nose pliers, grasp the very end of the wire. Roll the pliers upward to make the loop–let go and move the pliers if necessary to get a nice round loop.

3. Use the chain nose pliers to flatten and straighten the loop. It should sit centered on the wire end.

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