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.

Comments

  1. They look fab and will add extra sparkle to the Christmas dinner table. You are an Eco-Creative Star!

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