Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Hostess Gift: Wine Charm

I needed to get a gift done for my friend - not only is it her turn to host Thanksgiving, but I had done a post to have people get a handmade gift from me this year and she was one. I spent months trying to figure out to make each person, and then I saw the latest Cross Stitch and Needlework Magazine - PERFECT!!
 So, I sat down last night and stitched the Christmas Tree. It only took an hour and a half to stitch it (it would have been less if I hadn't added an extra row and had to frog). 

This morning, I used Aleene's Stiffen Quik on the white felt in order to stiffen it to hold the backside of the charm. I had received my order from Fusion Beads which included the Sterling Silver Beading Hoop, the jump rings and the 3mm Swarovski Elements Crystal Mix- Christmas blend. 

I put everything together based on the picture, and added the crystals. I decided to add the jump rings prior to gluing the felt on the back. I didn't see how I would be able to add the jump rings through the felt and it seemed the better way. 

So, in just a few hours, I have a great little gift to give my friend. Even my hubby has decided that he likes the looks of these and has requested a custom order for his own Wine Charm.


  1. I have looked for this magazine - none of my newstand have it yet... So Sad- Love your Wine Charm... Wonderful Gift

    1. This particular pattern is available on their website under "Free Downloads" so you can whip up some wine charms while you wait for the magazine. I subscribe to it since my local stores never carry it. :)

  2. Very cute idea. Those wine charms come in handy. I may have to do some! Good job!

  3. Wow this is so cute. I really love this idea. Well done on your super quick gift.

  4. This is such a nifty idea and yours turned out beautifully!

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