Post # 1
Many months ago, long before I was engaged, I discovered:
An idea came to me. I thought it would be awesome to provide each guest with their name on a wine charm, hanging on a glass, placed at their designated seat during the dinner portion of the reception. However, at about $6.50 a pop, that would be one very expensive favour and not at all within the budget.
My solution: DIY!
I purchased 22 yards of 22 gauge wire at Michaels, at $4.99 minus 15%. I purchased a set of five small tools (wire cutter, round nose pilers, and a variety of flat nose pliers) at Michaels for $16.99 minus 40%. I also grabbed a package of 60 earring hoops from Michaels jewelry aisle at a measley $3.99 minus 15% price tag. I’ll be making about 85 wine charms when its all said and done, but right now I expect to make the leftover 25 hoops from the 22 gauge wire.
With a little practice, the wine charms are slowly coming together, and with still over 300 days to go, I feel very confident that this particular DIY will be completed well ahead of the big day! I’ll be sure to update half way through the project, with pictures of my own creations.
Post # 3
How did you get everything so even!!!? Looks great!
Post # 4
That is just AMAZING!
I am totally interested in buying some of them if you could be bothered to make them for me!
Post # 5
Do you have a pic of the ones you did?
Post # 6
Wow this seems like it would take some skill lol, how is it going for you? How are you dealing with guests that have the same name?
Post # 7
great idea!! wish you luck in making all of them
Post # 8
OMG!! That’s some serious skill!!!
Post # 9
Thank you for posting a link and photo of my Custom Wine Charms! I am flattered that you like them, but please ask for permission or just let me know if you are going to post my photos of my work as a courtesy – that would be appreciated.
Yes it would be nice to save money to make these yourself, but the difference is in the craftsmanship. As you can see from my wine charms section, the pricing gets better as quantities ordered increases. They take a lot of care, patience, hand skill to create (as I’m sure you are experiencing), and the service and high quality craftsmanship is what you are paying for :).
I’ve been creating these wine charms since 2010, with hundreds of satisfied customers – back then with no one else in the market doing them. Now there are quite a few copy cats, but what sets my work apart is how small and dainty they are. Many others do not have the skill to make them so small, and the larger sizes of words hang awkwardly off the glass, kind of un-sophisticated for guests to hold and walk around with (IMO).
Good luck and would love to see photos of how they turn out! Cheers!