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Scrapbook Paper Wine Glass Charms

Monday, March 09, 2009

Each year at our Passover seders, we pass around a cup with slivers of paper inside. On each piece of paper is a number, and the number that each person pulls out signifies his/her turn reading certain sections.  I was thinking this year that we could make it a little bit nicer (and easier to keep up with than a sliver of paper) by turning the numbers into wine glass charms.  


Supplies:
20 gauge silver wire (in the jewelry dept at crafts shop)
jewelry nippers, to cut the wire
jewelry pliers, to bend the ends into a clasp
scrapbook paper (double-sided is best)
hole punch (about 5/8" or so)
7mm (or so) jump rings (in the jewelry dept at crafts shop)
a pin to make the hole in the scrapbook paper for the jump ring
optional: beads 

To make a consistent diameter size (and nice round shape) for the wine glass charms, I just used the handle of a rolling pin as a guide:

On each end of the wire, I bent it back around a pair of little jewelry pliers so that together they would make a nice secure hook.  At this point, though, only bend one of the two ends back:

Like this:

When you're completely done, though, this is how the two ends will clasp together:

With a hole punch, cut some circles out of pretty scrapbook paper.

I used a corsage pin to make the hole in the scrapbook paper so that a jump ring would fit through:

Open the jump ring up a bit with the pliers and fit one end through the hole in the scrapbook paper circle:

...and if you're going for a simple look, just clip the jump-ring onto the wire and you're done:

Otherwise, you can add some pretty beads to each side:



Here I added the number (this will be reader #16):
I'm so happy with how these turned out!

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