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Wine Glass Charms

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I think I found myself a new DIY project. I wanted to give our guests who choose to go on the wine tour a little favor, but something simple and reusable. I wish I could afford personalized wine glasses, but that's not realistic. So I thought Wine glass charms would be cool. I found this instruction site to make my own, and since I cannot find exactly what I want I think this is my best option.

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to make : ridiculously easy wine glass charms

I decided to make sets of 12 charms each, so I got 12 different colors

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I bought 6mm druk beads (simple Czech glass) - I originally wanted 8mm but those did not fit over the rounded wire

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I bought base metal (as opposed to sterling silver) 1" hoops that are actually earring findings - they also carried 3/4" which probably would have worked out even better, but may have created more problems getting the bead on

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detail of the ends, one is flattened and has a hole punched in it creating it's own clasp later

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STEP ONE: put the bead on

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STEP TWO: grab the regular end with some pliers (needle nose would work best if you have them) - just 1/4" or less. I found holding the hoop right where I was going to bend it worked best

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STEP THREE: bend upwards

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STEP FOUR: admire your work. Slip the flattened end with the hole over the bent end to secure.

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detail of closed charm

If it doesn't want to hold, gently pull the hoop open so that it will have some tension when closed.

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ta da!

I packaged some in those glass topped favor containers which are so trendy these days.

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These simple wine charms are so easy to make it's silly. All I ended buying were the hoops and the beads themselves. I bought my hoops at JewelrySupply.com - base metal silver, 100 for $9. The beads I bought at General Bead here in San Francisco. They came in units of 25 for $1.50 to $3.00 per unit. I also found the hoops at General Bead. If you want you can get more complex and start adding charms attached with little jump rings.

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Great idea!! I've actually made them before for X-mas gifts. I was lame though and bought rings that had the little hooks premade. Your guests will love them!

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Christine I can't believe you started this thread b/c I was going to start one 2 weeks ago to tell you about the wine charms. I went to a wedding last year and they gave these as a favor and put them in a little pouch. They were so cute and everyone loved them. I always wanted to mention these to you but I always forget! Glad you found them though.

 

-Glenda

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Glenda thanks for always thinking about my crazy Napa wedding. I am going to make these for my bach party since we are going wine tasting in temecula and then for the guests who come on our wine tour. I have been researching prices and it is so much cheaper to make them and more personalized.

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those are really cute. I couldn't find any thing that goes with our wine country theme so I figure I will make them and it will probably be cheaper.

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