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How Make Your Own Wine Glass Charm Rings and Markers

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A standard beaded wine glass charm.

A standard beaded wine glass charm.

Make a Set of Wine Glass Charm Rings for Under $1.00

Fancy wine glass charm rings and markers are available in retail stores for as much as $25 for a set of four. While these popular trinkets add flair to any table setting or provide a great way to distinguish one guest's glass from another, they are seriously overpriced.

Making wine glass ring charms is simple, fun, and best of all—inexpensive. A set of four wine glass charm rings costs about a dollar to make for simple beaded styles as featured in retail stores. They are easily customized with charms for a unique set for your home or to give as a gift.

Supplies Needed:

  • Memory wire in your favorite color (if you prefer, many craft stores offer sets of pre-made wine glass ring circles that are self closing for a few more dollars).
  • Lots of colorful beads (make sure the beads are sized to fit your chosen width of memory wire).
  • Wire cutters
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Charms and add ons if desired
With the needle nose pliers, make a loop with one end of the wire. Bend the other side of the wire up to make a tab for your wine glass rings.

With the needle nose pliers, make a loop with one end of the wire. Bend the other side of the wire up to make a tab for your wine glass rings.

Instructions:

  • Using the wire cutters, cut the memory wire into 1.5" pieces. Cut one piece for each ring you want to make.
  • Place your beads and charms onto the wire in the design that you choose. Add as many beads as it takes to cover the base of a wine glass. If using charms or other add ons, place these in the middle of the charm.
  • Using the needle nose pliers, make a loop in one end of the memory wire.
  • Take the second side of the wire and with the pliers, bend it at a 45 degree angle.
  • Slide the 45 degree angle side into the loop to close the wine glass ring charm. It is that simple!

You are now ready to enjoy your wine glass ring charms. Just remember to take them off of the wine glass before washing. They can be washed by hand but won't be dishwasher safe.

Measure and expand the wire for your project to make lovely rings to decorate mason jars.

Measure and expand the wire for your project to make lovely rings to decorate mason jars.

Wine Glass Charm Ring Ideas

Wine glass charm rings can be personalized for wedding shower and baby showers. Adorable charms such as baby bottles or rattles make adorable and memorable favors for a mother to be.

Personalized bottle caps with photos and messages make great conversation pieces and wine glass rings.

Charms from children's jewelry make cute wine glass rings.

Scrabble tiles that spell out messages for guests can be added to wine glass rings. You can spell out guest's names or other words for a great conversation starter.

Scrap charms from old or vintage jewelry can make elegant additions to wine glass charms.

Comments

Jacobb9205 on February 10, 2015:

Awesome thank you for the how to! :)

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on September 01, 2012:

Thanks Cyndi 10. I appreciate that and it is ridiculous how much people charge for these, especially at high end stores like Pier 1.

Thanks Susan! These are great gifts and you can customize them for each gift. :P

Thanks Lord. That is very sweet!

Suzie HQ-I appreciate that. These are great for holidays. If you have a wine drinker, you can wrap a gorgeous bottle of wine and use the charms on the outside for the tag holder. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Suzanne Ridgeway from Dublin, Ireland on August 31, 2012:

Hi Tammy,

Absolutely LOVE this!!! You have some incredible craft hubs my friend and this is another top of the range idea!! I have all the basic "ingredients" needed for these from making jewellery and I cannot wait to try all these fantastic ideas here!! Already have ideas for Christmas pressies and know my sister-in-laws would love them!! What a great addition to make for selling also!! Superb, awesome, voting everything and sharing!! Great job!!!

Joseph De Cross from New York on August 31, 2012:

These ideas are getting better than the wine. Great hub! Your pictures tell us that you are really a hands on hubber.

Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on August 31, 2012:

What a great craft idea. I know a few people that would love these for Christmas. Thanks for the idea.

Cynthia B Turner from Georgia on August 31, 2012:

These will be the perfect touch to that bottle of wine hostess gift. You are so right, they are ridiculously expensive when you look at what they are made of. Thank you for sharing the way to make our own. Such easy to follow instructions.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on May 27, 2012:

Thank you Thelma Alberts! Same to you. :)

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on May 27, 2012:

Thanks Rastamermeraid!

Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on May 27, 2012:

What a great idea for a gift on every occasions! I like this. Thanks for SHARING. Have a great sunday!

Rastamermaid from Universe on May 26, 2012:

I'm loving this hub

What a great gift idea,I love it

Respect

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on May 21, 2012:

Thanks Iamaudraleigh!

iamaudraleigh on May 21, 2012:

I would like to make these..cool idea!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on May 09, 2012:

Thanks so much for your visit RealHouseWife. These are great for a part. I hope you enjoy making them.

Kelly Umphenour from St. Louis, MO on May 08, 2012:

Cool! I actually do not drink wine - but I love the charms and have some. I always keep wine on hand for company. My mom just bout me a bottle of Mad Housewife! Lol.

I am going to try to make some cute ones - I like that kind of stuff if I'm having a party or guests. I do a lot of summer entertaining and it's the little things that add so much:) thank you!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on April 28, 2012:

Thanks so much for your visit Maralexa!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on April 28, 2012:

Great point Ddraigcoch. Just think of what kinds of silly and sarcastic name tags we could add to these to tease our friends.. LOL. I appreciate you stopping by.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on April 28, 2012:

Thanks so much SanneL. They are fun and easy. People love getting them as gifts. I appreciate your visit.

Marilyn Alexander from Vancouver, Canada on April 28, 2012:

What a super hub! I just love these little wine glass rings. The thought of personalizing them is fantastic. I know a few friends who would just love these.

Voted up and awesome. Sharing. Thanks Tammy

Emma from UK on April 28, 2012:

Wine charm rings are a great idea to stop confusion at parties. So long as people aren't so drunk they forget which charm was theirs.

Beautiful hub with beautiful charms. Well done on a great article.

SanneL from Sweden on April 28, 2012:

What a lovely hub! You have inspired me to make my own charm rings, and they are beautiful as gifts. Following your great instruction, it will be easy to make them. Thanks! Voted up and sharing.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on April 21, 2012:

Thanks so much for reading and commenting Lord. I appreciate your visit!

Joseph De Cross from New York on April 20, 2012:

No wonder you are so creative! Your mind is always putting together ideas and this one tops them all. Your instructions are so easy to follow and you have shown us that with your drive, we can do wonders! Thanks!

LORD

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on April 19, 2012:

I love a table set with beautiful wine glasses and trinkets. I can't drink the wine because I am allergic to sulfates, but sparkling cider is great too. Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment!

Stephanie Henkel from USA on April 19, 2012:

Great hub, Tammy! There's nothing I like better than wine...oh, and making things for my wine glass! :) I'd like to make a set with different charms or different colored beads so guests could identify their wine glass --just in case they let it out of their sight for a moment! Voted up and shared!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on April 19, 2012:

Thanks for your visit and lovely comment ChristyWrites!

Christy Birmingham from British Columbia, Canada on April 19, 2012:

Great and unique ideas! I don't drink wine but these would be great gifts for me to give friends who do drink it. You are so crafty Tammy, well done.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on April 19, 2012:

Thanks for reading and commenting alocsin! I love finding new charms. Ebay has tons of unique things, most auctions start at a penny. Michaels has some cute charms too. Good to see you. Thanks for stopping by.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on April 19, 2012:

Thanks so much for reading and commenting kelleyward. These are so much prettier with a little personality made into them. I am not a fan of things that are mass produced. :)

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on April 19, 2012:

Thanks so much ishwaryaa! I appreciate that. It is much easier writing about these craft ideas. It takes so much more effort to actually perfect the craft. I am glad you are in your jewelry design classes now. I look forward to your inspiring creations. You will soon be able to teach much to all of us. :)

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on April 19, 2012:

This is a great idea not just for your own parties but as an unusual gift for wine lovers. And fairly easy to make too. I think choosing the right charm is half the fun -- my local craft shop always has a bunch of charms on sale. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

kelleyward on April 19, 2012:

Great ideas for gifts tammyswallow! I can't wait to make the one for the mason jar for a gift to my mother-in-law. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas! Take care, Kelley

Ishwaryaa Dhandapani from Chennai, India on April 19, 2012:

First resin vintage inspired, then nail polish, now wine glass and next..... You always come up with creative ideas! I liked the photo of one with watermelons around the mason jar. I agree with that they make charming and economical gifts for several occasions. I mentioned to my jeweller-designing teacher - " One of my fellow-hubbers named Tammyswallow who is a very popular and established hubauthor, created lovely nailpolish jewellery" My teacher looked surprised at this unusual idea of yours!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Voted up & Socially Shared.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on April 18, 2012:

Thanks debbiepinkston! :)

Debbie Pinkston from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas on April 18, 2012:

Those are precious and will make great Christmas presents!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on April 18, 2012:

Thanks Nell Rose. These are really cute and festive. I appreciate you reading and commenting!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on April 18, 2012:

Thanks Mary615. I appreciate your visit!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on April 18, 2012:

Thanks cherrycrime26! I appreciate that.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on April 18, 2012:

Thanks Ruchira. I appreciate your lovely comment. It is always wonderful to see you.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on April 18, 2012:

Thanks for reading and commenting Made!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on April 18, 2012:

Thanks prasonline! :)

Nell Rose from England on April 18, 2012:

Hi, tammy, you certainly come up with some great ideas, I have never heard of this before, but it is so simple yet lovely, and what a great result! voted and shared!

Mary Hyatt from Florida on April 18, 2012:

These are SO cute! I gotta make some of these. It's such a great idea, and your instructions are very good. I'll vote this Hub UP, etc

January Moon from NY, Now Living in Atlanta Ga on April 18, 2012:

What a great craft, can't wait to try this, voted up.

Ruchira from United States on April 18, 2012:

wow love this Tammy. I intend on making these charm rings for my wine glasses esp for christmas time...you are so artistic and your hubs are well explained.

voted up and sharing!

Madeleine Salin from Finland on April 18, 2012:

Thank you for sharing your tips. Nice hub!

Prasanna Marlin from Sri lanka on April 18, 2012:

Thanks sharing these valuable information. This is a good idea to give as a gift