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How to Make Beaded Candle Rings

Updated April 17, 2017

Candlelight can set a mood, decorate a table or provide light in a otherwise dark area. Adding a candle ring can give it that personal touch and make a plain candle into something special. With just a few supplies, you can create a candle ring that reflects your personality and style.

Measure your candle. Although most candle rings look best on the larger, pillar-type candles, they can be made to fit any type and style. Use a tape measure and wrap it around the base of the candle. Record the measurement and set all aside.

Cut your memory wire. Depending on the size of the candle at the base, use either the wire for bracelets or a larger wire used for necklaces. Cut a piece that equals the size of your candle. The wire should just meet after going around your candle.

Place a small amount of epoxy or super glue on one end of your memory wire. Place an end cap over the end and allow it to set. This allows you to bead your wire without worring that the beads will fall off the other end.

Lay out your beads into the design you'd like. Make sure the hole in the beads will allow the memory wire to pass through easily. Begin to place your beads on your wire, making sure they fit together snugly. Attach one more endcap using superglue or epoxy at the end of the wire once all your beads are in place. For additional enhancements, use beading wire and create a fringe of extra beads by stringing them on the wire, then attaching it to the memory wire base. Six rows of fringe give the ring a much fuller look.

Things You'll Need

  • Memory wire
  • End caps
  • Candle
  • Tape measure
  • Wire cutters
  • Epoxy or super glue
  • Beading wire (optional)
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About the Author

Based in Wisconsin, Danita Fausek’s 30-year working career includes jobs in administration, construction, remodeling, teaching quality processes and art classes, and event planning. With a degree in photography, she ran her own business for more than 15 years. In addition, Fausek has immersed herself in various hobbies including gardening, needlecraft and jewelry making. She brings all of this expertise to her writing.