Enhance your wine glasses with beaded wire to individualise each glass, decorate your table or create a candleholder. Beaded wire wine glass crafts are simple to create with a few jewellery-making tools and supplies. Add beaded wire strands to any colour of wine glass to create sparkle and design interest.
Wine Glass Charms
Make personalised wine glass charms with 22-gauge craft wire, your choice of beads and metal foil. You'll also need a small jewellery clasp so that you can attach and remove the wire charms from the wine glass. Begin by making a personalised medallion from 5mm metal craft foil. Cut the foil with sharp household shears into any small shape to dangle in the centre of the wine glass charm. Emboss an initial, a name or an inspirational phrase into the metal with a stylus. Thin metal foils indent easily with a small amount of pressure, so you can write whatever you like. Puncture the top of the foil with a finishing nail and thread a jump ring through it. To make the beaded wire charm, cut a 4- to 5-inch strip of wire. Affix one section of the clasp to one end with a crimp bead, and then fill the length of the wire with beads; place the metal foil medallion at the halfway point. Finish the wine glass charm by attaching the remaining end of the clasp with a crimp bead.
Beaded Wire Stem Wraps
Decorate wine glass stems with spiral wrapped beaded wire for an eclectic addition to your tablescape. Cut a strand of 22-gauge wire four times longer than the length of the wine glass stem. Thread on a crimp bead and a seed bead over one end, then fold the wire around the seed bead and back through the crimp bead. Crimp the bead with crimping pliers to hold it in place as a stopper for the beaded wire strand. Fill the wire with beads and finish the end the same way with a seed bead and a crimped bead. Coat the wine glass stem with viscous jeweller's glue. Wrap the beaded wire strand around the stem in a tight spiral. Allow the glue to dry.
Wine Glass Candleholder
Transform a wine glass into a beaded candle holder with craft wire, crystal beads and crystal prisms. Make a circle of 22-gauge craft wire to fit the top of the wine glass. Close the circle by hooking the ends with a double loop. Cut strands of 24-gauge wire twice as long as the length of the wine glass bowl, plus 1/2 inch. Thread a top-drilled crystal prism to the centre of one wire and bend the wire double with the ends even. Thread crystal beads over the double strand of wire, up to 1/2 inch from the end. Wrap the ends of the wire around the 22-gauge circle wire. Fill the circle with hanging beaded strands. Place a tea light or a votive candle inside the wine glass.
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