April has been a crazy month.
My boyfriend went on a ski trip in March, had an accident, and broke his knee. He'll be in a wheelchair/crutches for about 3 months. We moved into our beautiful 2 story townhouse, so it's been quite difficult to say the least.
As if a boyfriend in a wheelchair in a 2-story house wasn't enough on my plate, we completed our family with Bandit, a 2 or 3 year old basenji mix.
He's quite the little character! It broke my heart to see all the scars on his face and legs (the shelter owner thinks he was bait dog- to learn more about this senseless abuse, click here) and it's the most amazing feeling to be able to give this little guy a loving home.
This past Saturday was our housewarming party. It always feels like there is so much to do and no time, but luckily we got the backyard cleaned up, put up our gazebo (a house warming present from my mom) and entertained about 20 guests. The theme was skeleton keys (I wish I would've remembered to take photos of the actual party) and I made the most adorable set of wine charms for the event.
What You'll Need:
- Wire Hoops (I purchased Earwire Hoop Rings 25mm - 20 Gauge for $2.99 from House of Joiwind on Etsy.)
- Small pliers
- Jump Rings (you may not need them if your charms already have jump rings)
- Charms & beads galore!
1. Open your wire hoop and flatten the top. I left it at a bit of angle where I could still put the beads in but could close them without bending them again.
2. If your charms require jump rings, add those now. (For a great tutorial on how to use jump rings, visit My Girlish Whims)
3. Start adding beads
4. Finish adding your beads, close the ring and you're done!
I made each charm different. I can't decide which is my favorite!
These make the perfect housewarming gift, hostess gift, stocking stuffer, office gift, whatever! I'm totally hooked and am thinking of creating an Asian set with some left over charms I have from other projects.
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