I kind of regret not sharing these DIY wine bottle charms before Purim -as they make fantastic additions to Purim AND Pesach tables, but at least we’re here in time to share some Pesach ideas, right? This post contiains affiliate links.
Last year, my husband and I decided to craft some gorgeous wine bottle charms/necklaces as a hostess gift for my parents. Since the Seder tends to mean loads of wine bottle swapping, it’s fun to have something to dress them up – something that’s easy to pull off the empty bottle and stick onto the next full one!
I originally designed these grape cluster bottle necklaces as part of a mock packaging design for a wine bottle duo gift set I created when I was studying graphic design (about eight years ago I think!)
I recreated it with Passover in mind.
To make these, I switched between Swarovski crystals and freshwater pearls in grape colors. The pearls are a bit more grape-like and the crystals have a sparkly elegance. These high end beads give it next level class, but you can make them with regular beads too.
What you need to make DIY wine bottle charms:
- Beads – approximately 6mm
- 20 gauge wire
- Cable Chain
- Jewelry making pliers (round nose, chain nose, flush cutters)
How to make beaded grape clusters:
- To make a single grape dangle: thread a bead onto a headpin.
3. Trim to about 8mm above the bead. You can measure this using an 8mm bead or just eyeball it.
4. Bend your wire back at the top of the bead.
5. Starting at the tip of the wire, curve it to form a loop.
6. To form your cluster: Attach your first bead at the bottom link of your chain. I worked with my chain still attached to the roll/main package.
7. Continue building upward on your chain, starting with a thinner grape at the base, and getting fuller as you go up. Don’t worry about how many you put on – just go with your gut!
8. Create your vine: Start by making a loop like you did with your beads.
9. cut off about an inch and a half of wire. Coil it loosely (don’t try to make it even).
10. Attach this at the top of your grape cluster.
You should now have a grape cluster still attached to your mail chain.
11. Measure how long you need your chain to be so that it sits comfortably around the neck of your bottle, with a little drape. Open the link at that point.
12. And then close it at a link around the top of your cluster to form your necklace.
Your DIY wine charms are complete! Simply slide it over the top of the bottle to use!
Hang one from a bottle – or even two!
They slide on and off easily for smooth bottle-switching.