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How Make Your Own Wine Glass Charm Rings and Markers

Updated on July 29, 2012
A standard beaded wine glass charm.
A standard beaded wine glass charm.
Memory wire
Memory wire
Needle nose pliers make the craft easy
Needle nose pliers make the craft easy
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.

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).



  • Needle nose pliers


  • Charms and add ons if desired


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.

You can purchase charms and add them to wine glass rings.
You can purchase charms and add them to wine glass rings.
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.

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      Jacob Barnard 2 years ago from Gloucestershire

      Awesome thank you for the how to! :)

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      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!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      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!!!

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

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

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

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

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      Cynthia B Turner 5 years ago from Georgia

      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.

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thank you Thelma Alberts! Same to you. :)

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks Rastamermeraid!

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

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

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      Rastamermaid 5 years ago from Universe

      I'm loving this hub

      What a great gift idea,I love it

      Respect

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks Iamaudraleigh!

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      iamaudraleigh 5 years ago

      I would like to make these..cool idea!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

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

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      Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      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!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks so much for your visit Maralexa!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      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.

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

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

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      Marilyn Alexander 5 years ago from Vancouver, Canada and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

      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

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      Emma 5 years ago from UK

      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.

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      SanneL 5 years ago from Sweden

      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.

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

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

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      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

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      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!

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      Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

      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!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for your visit and lovely comment ChristyWrites!

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      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.

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      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.

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      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. :)

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      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. :)

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      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.

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      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

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      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.

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks debbiepinkston! :)

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      Debbie Pinkston 5 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

      Those are precious and will make great Christmas presents!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

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

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks Mary615. I appreciate your visit!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks cherrycrime26! I appreciate that.

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

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

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for reading and commenting Made!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks prasonline! :)

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      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!

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      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

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      January Moon 5 years ago from NY, Now Living in Atlanta Ga

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

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      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!

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      Madeleine Salin 5 years ago from Finland

      Thank you for sharing your tips. Nice hub!

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      Prasanna Marlin 5 years ago from Sri lanka

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