Handmade wineglass markers are cheerful and practical.

Color Code Your Guests’ Wine Glasses

It happens at every party: guests mingle, put down their drinks and later are not sure which glass was theirs. So they go and get a new beverage. There is a simple and whimsical way to avoid this. Color coded drink markers. For cocktails just use different stirrers, beer glasses can be personalized with adhesives. Wine glasses on the other hand deserve more style. Their stems downright call for some fancy adornments.

Surprisingly, while there is a decent selection of wineglass markers available on the internet, they are quite elusive at most stores. However they can be a quick and easy DIY project. Make them for your next party or as a host/ess gift or stocking stuffer come Christmas time.

I’ve been making this beaded model in numerous variations. Thanks to its wire base it attaches to the glass by a simple twist. Follow the step-by-step instructions to copy it or use it as inspiration for your own creation.

You will need thin pliable wire and for each marker beads from within the same color family in different sizes. In addition I used the same clear beads and silver sequins for all color variations.

Thin wire and different beads are all you need for this project.Recommended tools are rounded pliers and sturdy scissors for cutting the wire. Cat optional.

Start by cutting off two lengths of wire, 18 – 20 cm each. Thread a small bead on each, folding back the end of the wire, about 1 cm.

Thread beads in the same sequence on both wires, about 2 – 3 cm.

Join the wires and continue with a sequin, a large bead and another sequin.

Continue with the two wires together.

Maintain the joined wires and create a pattern with small and medium sized beads for about 8 –  9 cm. Finish with another large bead between two sequins.

Creating a pattern along the double wire.

Separate the wires and repeat the design of the opposite end.

Trim the excess wire to about 1 cm and bend it around the last small bead.

This is the tricky part: tuck the remaining wire into the preceding beads.

Pull the wire as tight as possible.

Voilà. Your first marker is done.

Approved by Galileo.

Repeat with different colors.

A complete set of six markers

Enjoy this playful little project which can be completed in a small amount of time.

Thanks for stopping by. As always your comments and feedback are appreciated. And don’t forget to follow me on facebook or bloglovin’.

 

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