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.
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.
Join the wires and continue with a sequin, a large bead and another sequin.
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.
Separate the wires and repeat the design of the opposite end.
This is the tricky part: tuck the remaining wire into the preceding beads.
Voilà. Your first marker is done.
Repeat with different colors.
Enjoy this playful little project which can be completed in a small amount of time.
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