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October 18, 2012

Glass Charms

With all the holidays {and birthdays... and anniversaries...} approaching, I thought I will share with you how I like to dress-up my glasses.

This is so simple to do - I did the above in a matter of minutes!  Colors and the type of charms depend on the occasion ... Christmas might have little bell charms, add a pacifier charm for baby-showers and so the list goes on.

Some drinks looks spectacular by themselves, others again, might be a drink out of this world, but looks uninviting - add a charm and it changes the look.

And those little umbrellas ... uhm, that can only go so far {fun by the pool maybe..?}.

Have a look at the glasses undressed;

Yeah, a glass is a glass, is a glass........

Looks better, right?

Here is the absolute basics you need to make Glass Charms {but remember - the list is endless}

- Various beads in sizes and color - match it to your specific drink or the occasion
- Beading Wire

***For this specific project I like to use plastic beads as glass etc will make the glass in your hand a bit heavy after a few minutes  ;-) ***

-All you need to do is, cut a piece of beading wire in the size you will need {slightly longer to accommodate the twisting and turning at the ends}
-Start with a bead which you can thread through the wire and back again, then twist the wire to make knot - cut off any sharp pieces.
-After this the fun starts - play around with colors and shapes.
-End with the same bead as the first one, do the double wire and twist again.
-Wrap around the stems of your glasses !

You can also just make a small ring which sort of lies around the stem, on the top of the foot of the glass.

END-PIECES are available from the beading stores should you wish to rather use that instead of the twist and turn as I do.

Here is a peak into one of my beading supply boxes:

A last look at the undressed vs dressed !!

Do you put jewelry on your glasses ? 

I am working on a bigger one with "branches" for a flower vase !


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  1. Very pretty Linda - I'm having christmas here so I would like to try these

  2. I just made few by crocheting tiny circles and quilling some paper strips!

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  4. Very pretty and easy too. Stopped by from Sunny Simple!

  5. This is a very good idea and so pretty!

  6. Hi Linda, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (, and I’m visiting from the Pinteresting Party.

    These are great! I've seen wineglass charms in stores, but never thought of making them before! Great gift idea -- pinning!

    Anyway, it’s nice to “meet” you! Hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

  7. Waaaay too cute! I love this project! It really does dress up those glasses and gives them a chic look! Thanks for sharing your great tutorial!

    xoxo laurie

  8. Those are really pretty and unique. Love the sparkle they add to the whole stem!

  9. I don't have goblets, but when the whole family is together (it's adding up as my 4 children are marrying off!) there are a lot of us. Rather than use paper cups or run out of glasses, I made our own glass charms (identifiers) and it helped a lot. We put glasses in the dishwasher when we were running it, but I wasn't constantly searching for a glass or trying to squeeze a glass into the dishwasher.

    I'm visiting from Inspire me Monday

  10. These are so pretty and creative! What a great idea. I really want to make some of these soon. Thanks so much for sharing!! :)

  11. Cute charms Linda! You must have very still hands! I wonder if i could get my kids to help recreating these ;)

  12. Wow! What a great idea! This would be perfect to create for Christmas Gifts.

    Thanks, Pam

  13. Very cool! We have a few little charms for distinguishing whose glass is whose at parties etc. but I love the idea of dressing them up just for fun! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  14. These are too cute. I can see using this technique to dress up lots of stuff like candlesticks and vases. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you next week.

  15. Those look so pretty, I love them dressed up! Very cute!

  16. So WONDERFUL Linda! I had bought some of these for my wedding glasses. Wish I would have known how to make them.

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  17. Very pretty :), I don't always but it sure is fun when you have the girls over! Thanks for the idea. Stopping by from PIN MEme

  18. So pretty Linda! What a great gift idea too! Thanks for sharing at the party this week. I am also featuring this on my Facebook page :-)

  19. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  20. Thanks for linking up with the Clever Chicks this week! Hope to see you on the next hop!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  21. these always come in handy around this time of year...thank you for the great idea...xo

  22. How festive! A lovely detail for a party! Thanks for sharing on Busy Monday.

  23. Those are so pretty. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  24. Cute idea!
    Thanks for sharing on Tutorial Thursdays.

  25. Just lovely! What a great gift idea too. I've pinned this as well - thanks for sharing at MightyCrafty Mondays.

  26. Creative idea! Thanks for linking up to PIN MEme! I've pinned & tweeted this! I am also following you on Pinterest now.

    Diana Rambles
    Bento Blog Network
    Link Rink

  27. What a great way to dress up a glass. Thanks so much for sharing these with Share Your Cup.

  28. I've seen these things at stores, but I think yours look way nicer! And it makes sense to just make your own rather than buy them. Great idea! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Saturday, sorry I didn't thank you sooner ;)

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