Holiday Fun with Memory Wire!

Using memory wire for fun festive holiday decorations is a wonderful DIY option to wow your guests! I decided I wanted to make wine markers for Thanksgiving this year, but also had the idea to match them with napkin rings and to decorate the candle holders/vases I’ll have at the table. First I grabbed the sizes of memory wire I would need. I used our 1 3/4 in. diameter Small Bracelet2.25 in. diameter Bracelet, and 0.75 in. diameter Ring.

Thanksgiving Blog - Memory Wire (1 of 1)I wanted the colors to really have that autumn feel so I picked out the following beads:

Size 8 Matte Mustard Yellow Round Japanese Seed Bead

Size 8 Ancient Matte Chartreuse Round Japanese Seed Beads

Size 8 Matte Brick Red Permanent Galvanized Round Japanese Seed Beads

Size 8 Matte Saffron Permanent Galvanized Round Japanese Seed Beads

Size 8 Matte Dark Green/Brown Round Japanese Seed Beads

and the following charms:

23x13mm Celery Feather Leaf Lucite Charm

23x13mm Cranberry Feather Leaf Lucite Charm

23x13mm Paprika Feather Leaf Lucite Charm

23x13mm Gold Feather Leaf Lucite Charm  Thanksgiving Blog - Beads (1 of 1)I strung the seed beads in a block pattern for the napkin rings and candle holder/vase rings and did the wine markers in a solid color. I added the charms with a jump ring for fun movement. If you have more than 5 people you can find additional colors to compliment the theme you’re going for. I looped the ends of my wine markers with round nose pliers using the Finishing Memory Wire technique. For the other pieces, I used our 5mm Silver Plated Memory Wire End Cap with 5 Minute Epoxy for a more finished look.

Thanksgiving Blog - finished pieces (1 of 1)Check out how fun it looks on display! Can’t wait to use these for Thanksgiving! (You could also switch out the colors and use them for any holiday of your choice!)

Thanksgiving Blog - display (1 of 1)Happy Beading – Allie
Allie

 

 

 

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