How to Make Wine Charms: A Step-By-Step Guide
Wine has to be tasted, understood, worshiped, and eventually treated as a divinity.
Since wine drinking is considered by many a social event, it is easy to understand why wine glass decorations have become more and more popular.
Also known by the name of wine glass charms, these small jewels are more than just decorations. They have a specific purpose and, if chosen with care, they can be used as small gifts.
There are many wine glass charms available to buy, but if you’re a DIY lover, then making your own charms might be tempting.
There are two methods I like to use to make wine glass charms and to help you in this mission, I’ll describe both methods below.
What are Wine Glass Charms?
Before going into detail and learning how to make wine glass charms, we should have a word about what these items are.
If you never heard of them, wine glass charms are small jewels used to decorate the stem of wine glasses.
Apart from the decorative characteristic, glass charms often have a functional aspect too. They are particularly useful during parties, as they will help guests identify their glass at any moment.
Moreover, glass charms can be used as small gifts or favors during events such as Christmas, wedding, or engagement parties.
Because of their different uses, these small items come in all shapes and sizes. Moreover, they can be made of precious metals, beads, felt, or anything else you might think of.
There are many ideas you can draw inspiration from before deciding which glass charm is the best for you. On the other hand, many manufacturers and crafts artists propose loads of ready-to-use charms. Nevertheless, if you’d like to make your own, here are two simple ways to do them.
How to Make Wine Glass Charms
Wine glass charms can be made of the most various materials. The procedures vary with the method, and there are loads of tutorials you can follow.
Because I like to use glass charms as small favors when hosting wine and cheese parties or more formal events, I prefer those charms that look like jewelry. As such, both methods described below are concentrated on making bead charms on metal loops.
You can use either metallic wire with memory or earring hoops. Choose the beads you like and follow these easy steps to impress your guests.
How To Make Glass Charms From Scratch
If you're starting right from the beginning with nothing to repurpose or recycle then here's what you need and what you need to do.
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How To Make Wine Glass Charms Using Earring Hoops
Whenever I want to use the glass charms as favors, I replace memory wire with earring hoops made of precious metals. In this case, the procedure is simpler, as you will not have to shape memory wire.
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DIY Wine Glass Charm Tips
As you can see, making wine glass charms is really simple. However, there are a few tips to follow if you want your small jewels to stand out from the crowd.
Making wine glass charms is really simple and the original models created by you will certainly make a difference. You’ll be able to add personality to each event while helping your guests keep track of their glasses.
Besides a functional object, wine glass charms are decorative and, when made on earring hoops, they can even be transformed into jewelry by your guests.
Now, it’s time to start working and give personality to that wine and cheese party you’ve been planning for ages! Have fun!