Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Beaded Harvest Napkin Rings - Free Project

Create a special set of beaded napkin rings that would make a wonderful hostess gift or for a Thanksgiving celebration. You could change the color combination to fit your decor or season. 

This project was first published on my blog, but as turkey day approaches I thought it was worth another look!
Supplies:
4 silver 5mm flat spacers
4 copper 14mm coin pearls
Nickel seed beads
Bronze bugle beads
4 gunmetal headpins
4 gunmetal headpins with balls
10" green wire mesh ribbon
Bracelet memory wire
Instructions:
1. Cut 1 loop of memory wire, cut at 1/4" after the loop overlaps.
2. Use round nose pliers to create a loop on one end. Use flat nose pliers to close the loop completely.
3. Randomly string bugle beads and nickel seed beads to cover the memory wire, leaving a 1/4" at the end. Use the round nose pliers to create another loop to close the wire.
4. String the flat spacer and disk bead on the ball headpin. Trim wire to 1/4" and create a loop with the round nose pliers. Attach to one of the memory wire loops.
5. String a nickel seed bead and pearl on a headpin. Trim the wire and create a loop, attach to the other memory wire loop.
6. Cut 2 1/2" of wire mesh ribbon, tie around the headpin loop of the disk bead. Twist the ends of the wire mesh to form a point. Pull the middle of the ribbon to open in the shape of a leaf.
Repeat to create 3 more napkin rings.

They look like a little pumpkin patch don't they? They almost make me want to go buy a set of cloth napkins. (I just happen to have one that I used as a back drop for something!) Ah, I will probably give this set as a hostess gift, I don't throw many fancy soirees.

3 comments:

KayzKreationz said...

This looks so great. I've never worked with memory wire, but it looks like fun to make.

-Lp'S Jewelry- said...

What a FABULOUS gift idea!!!!! Thanks for sharing. These are brilliant!!!

kim Idalski said...

love these. of course you know i love love humblebeads. her work is beautiful and I adore it. i cant stand the thought of selling the beads I purchased. I have decided to make most of them for me and for family gifts. I love them to much to not be able to wear them. This is a great idea and could be used in so many ways with bright beads like sigalots to any color decor. Thanks for the inspiration.