DIY Christmassy Purple Beaded Napkin Rings
Since the last bunch of beaded napkin rings, I've gone a little obsessed with napkin rings and have made another set with different coloured beads and design. I managed to make 5 with the leftover beads from making my choker necklace and a beaded belt.
I think they look really good with my mostly white table setting and crockeries.
Unlike the turquoise napkin rings, these ones have a slightly more complicated design so it took me almost 2 evenings to complete. Here is the step-by-step process in illustration:
1. I use a 0.35 nylon fishing thread (that's what I have in my drawer), but you can use a thinner one as the napkin rings are only small. I measure it to about 1.1m for each napkin ring. It's always best to use 1 whole thread for each, to save rejoining work halfway through.
Start with the beads in the middle of the thread and criss-cross to make shapes:
2. Here's to complete the first circle and move on to the next row (then repeat for the row after that):
3. To finish off, tie two meeting ends of the thread into a dead knot (about 3-4 times will do). Slot the remaining thread into a few beads to hide and secure the ends, then tidy it up by snipping off the extra bit.