- 8 years ago
- Wedding: May 2010
-20 gauge jewelry wire
-jewelry pliers & cutters-bead assortment
-wooden squares tiles (ex. Scrabble tiles) or anything similar
-paint (your choice in color)
-clear address labels
1. First paint the tiles (2 coats) then let them dry overnight.
2. While that is drying, cut scrapbook paper to place on the tile (a smaller square than the size of the tile itself).
3. I used Avery clear address labels and printed wine categories on the labels (9-11 font sizes depending on the type of font chosen). After printing and cutting the label, place it on the cut paper and add it to the painted tile using a glue stick.
4. Afterwards, carefully brush mod podge on the whole tile. This helps the words from smearing and also keeps the paper in place. After that dries, (I waited overnight), brush the exterior varnish on all sides of the tile, this makes the wine charm waterproof (I used 2 coats).
5. Cut jewelry wire in the size of the ring you want (I used the natural circle of the wire roll so I wouldn’t have to form a circle-one less step). Then curl one end of the circle for the closure.
6. Once all the drying is done, drill a small hole into the top of each tile. Then cut jewelry wire and insert through the hole and twist the wire, add a bead and close the other end to make the charm.
7. Use an assortment of beads in what ever pattern, sliding the beads onto the wire. Don’t forget to add the tile charm. Once all beds are in place to, finish by bending the wire 90 degrees so that it closes into the curled end of the wire.