How to make magnetic wine glass charms for your Christmas party
At any party, especially at Christmas it is easy to get carried away. As the food, wine and merriment begin to flow, it is even easier to lose track of which glass belongs to whom.
It is also tradition for dinner party hosts and hostesses to offer their guests a small favour. By making your own wine glass charms you can prevent any glass-related confusion and give your guests a classy little gift.
Here is what you will need:
- 22mm diameter memory wire rings
- Decorative beads or charms
- Magnetic jewellery clasps
- Jewellery wire cutters
How to make wine glass charms
Firstly you will need to take your memory wire rings, memory wire is really useful as it is generally supplied already in rings and keeps its shape well. For our wine glass charms we are using 22mm diameter rings, which you can get in coils of ten rings for just over £1.00 from Beads Direct. Cut one complete ring off of the coil.
Take one side of a magnetic jewellery clasp and feed this on to one end of the ring with the larger diameter facing the end of the open end of the ring.
Use some needle nose jewellery pliers to bend the end of the ring back on itself, preventing the first part of the clasp from coming off.
Add beads or charms to the ring to personalise the design. It is a good idea to make each one different so that your guests can use them to tell their glasses apart. We used a selection of beads and Christmas charms found on Amazon but you can personalise yours to each of your guests tastes.
Add the second part of the jewellery clasp onto the other end of the ring, again with the wider hole pointing towards the other part of the clasp and bend the end back on itself using your pliers
And voila! The two parts of the magnetic clasp will attract together allowing your guests to quickly and easily attach and detach their charms from their glass. Cheers!