Wine charms are perfect for gifting to friends or adding to your own wine glasses to give your home a warm and inviting feel throughout the holiday season.
Tools and Supplies
Beads Craft-store earrings Jump rings Charms Jewelry pliers or needle-nose pliers (two pairs)
Note: Craft-store earrings come in two different varieties: pre-bent and straight. The package doesn’t note this; you’ll just have to look at the earrings themselves. If you do buy a package of pre-bent earrings, you can skip the second step in the directions below.
1 Examine one of your jump rings. You will see that there is a cut somewhere in the ring. Using jewelry pliers or needle-nose pliers, hold onto one of the jump rings by placing one plier on each side of the cut. Push one plier away from you while simultaneously pulling one plier towards you. Do this only until the two sides of the ring are separate enough so that you can slide a charm onto one, but no further.
2 Slide the charm onto a jump ring. Then, use the pliers to bend the two sides of the ring back into place so that the ring is once again a perfect circle.
3 Using one pair of pliers, twist the loop in the earring so that the hole in the loop is facing the pointed end of the earring. Then bend the pointed end of the earring at a 90-degree angle so that when you pull the pointed end through the hole, they cling to one another, as though it’s a regular earring.
4 Slide the beads and the charm onto the earring. You can arrange them however you like. We placed our beads and charm in a symmetrical pattern.
5 These are great gifts and make a fun decoration. There’s no end to the amount of wine charms you can make.
01: Wine charms make cute holiday gifts. 02: These are the tools and supplies you’ll need. 03: Unbent craft store earrings 04: Jump rings and charms 05: The jump ring is bent so that a charm can be slipped onto it.
06 & 07: Finished charms are perfect for any wine glass. PHOTOS BY CHARLES WITOSKY