Design Instructions



Supplies needed

  • 1    Dragonfly Charm    (94-2119-12)
  • 1    Sunshine Charm    (94-2085-12)
  • 1    Honeybee Charm     (94-2118-40)
  • 1    Leap Frog Charm    (94-2123-12)
  • 1    Hummingbird Charm    (94-2120-12
  • 1    Violet Leaf Charm    (94-2011-12)
  • 1    Sunflower Charm    (94-2034-12)
  • 7    8mm Crystal Bicone Beads, asst. colors
  • 18 Gauge silver wire, craft or other half-hard wire  


  • wire cutters
  • round nose pliers
  • chain nose pliers
  • ring mandrel or other  approx. 3/4" round shape
  • hammer
  • bench block or other hammering surface

Skill Level: Beginner

Finished Size: Approx. 2”

Designer: Irene Sanchez, Garden of Beaden

Demo Video: TierraCast Wine Charm Demo

Watch our technique videos on the TierraCast Blog (look for Simple Loops)

Tip: The upper loop is work hardened so the wire will hold it's shape with use. Use a slightly forward motion when hammering to help flatten the wire. 


  1. Cut one 6" piece of wire.
  2. Wrap center of wire around mandrel, bringing ends to meet.
  3. At one end of wire use tips of round nose pliers to form a small loop, rolling to outside of curved shape. Use chain nose pliers to grasp loop and begin winding into a coil.
  4. Coil 3-4 times around until coil is approx. 5/16" diameter.
  5. Place wire shape onto hammering surface and lightly hammer curved section and down sides slightly until flattened as desired. (Hammer both sides.)
  6. On straight side of wire make a small outward bend in the wire level with the top of the coil. 
  7. String bicone bead onto wire end. Protecting end of bead to avoid chipping, bend wire up at right angle. Trim to approx. 3/8".
  8. Use round nose pliers to form simple loop.
  9. Open loop and add one charm. Close loop.
  10. Repeat Steps 1-9 to create additional wine charms.

Download the Garden of Beaden Wine Charms PDF