If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, you may already be thinking about how to dress your table! We have a great tutorial for you today which may help with your Thanksgiving plans. This beaded napkin ring made up in fall colors with leaf and flower charms could be the perfect accompaniment to your Thanksgiving décor.
For this project, you’ll need the following materials:
- Small coil of memory wire.
- Around 10g of seed beads in the color of your choice in size 6/0, 8/0 or 11/0 – we used gold lined seed beads. (Note – you can also use larger round beads if you prefer).
- 2 x Czech glass leaf beads.
- 2 x Czech glass flower beads.
- 2 x silver tone flat head pins.
- 2 x silver tone jump rings.
- Tools – flat nose pliers, round nose pliers and wire cutters.
Using your wire cutters, trim a piece of the memory wire so that you have 3 or 4 coils in the piece. At one end, make a loop with your round nose pliers. This will stop the beads from falling off when you thread them on in the next step.
Begin threading on the seed beads from the other end of the memory wire coil, as shown in this picture above. Slide the beads around the coils until they reach the end with the loop.
Thread on as many seed beads as it takes to completely cover the memory wire coils. To complete this step, leave enough space at the end of the coil to make another loop with your pliers. This will keep the beads in place. Trim off any excess wire if need be.
The next step is to make some beaded components to attach to your napkin ring as charms. Use your pliers to open the two jump rings and attach the leaf beads to them.
Thread a silver tone flat head pin through each of the flower beads and make a loop in the pin with your round nose pliers to make another couple of charms. Trim off any excess wire.
Use your pliers to connect the charms onto each end of the memory wire napkin ring. Repeat steps 1 to 6 to make a complete set for your Thanksgiving table!
We hope you enjoyed this free beading tutorial – check out our others here. Please take a moment to share this with your social media followers. Happy Thanksgiving!