Absolutely Charming Wine Charms You Can Make

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Ever get mixed up on which wine glass is yours when enjoying some vino with your sweetheart or roomie? We have a simple DIY craft project that can help take care of that problem. You can easily make lovely wine charms from clay, wood beads, and a few jewelry making supplies.

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But first, have you made clay beads before? There is something so satisfying about mixing clay to make your own colors and designs. You can even create a gorgeous marble-effect when combining colors. For the hooks, our hack is to use earring hoops from jewelry making supplies. We went with gold hoops, but silver would be nice as well.

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Step 1

Choose two colors of clay and roll them each into a tube or snake shape. Then twist those pieces together.

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Step 2

To make an entirely new color, continue to roll and mix the clay. However, if you want to make a marble effect, only mix the two colors of clay together a few times, keeping the colors slightly blended.

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Step 3

Roll the clay into a ball, and then slide an embroidery needle through the center. Be sure to move the needle around the clay to make an opening big enough for the wire to slide through.

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Step 4

Bake the beads in the oven. Follow the directions on the clay packaging for guidance on temperature and time.

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Step 5

Cut a piece of jewelry wire six inches in length. Pull the two ends together and make a loop on top. Twist the loop a few times.

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Step 6

Slide the clay beads and wood beads onto the wire. Use any color combo with wood beads. Just remember to make each charm different!

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Step 7

Twist the wire at the end to secure the beads. Use the jewelry pliers to twist and wrap any remaining wire.

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Step 8

Slide the charm onto an earring hoop, and you're done. Ready for your next cocktail hour!

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