Inspired by the pre-made napkin rings at home décor stores I thought I’d give it
a try making my own. I discovered just how easy it was to make whimsical and elegant
napkin rings using a few of my jewelry making supplies. Of course the upside to
this is that I’ll have colors that compliment my own décor.
I fashioned an elegant napkin ring using 3-strand spacers, gemstone faceted beads,
copper e-beads and stretch cord. I used three 10” lengths of .8mm stretch cord,
it’s a thicker cord, and strung on the gemstones and e-beads and then through a
spacer hole and repeated the process until it was complete. It was just like making
a miniature bracelet!
For a more casual gemstone look, I simply used gossamer stretch cord and threaded
on eight round beads and a pendant bead for the center. A double knot later the
napkin ring was complete. The gemstone beads I used have a nice range of color and
texture suitable for any casual dinner party.
For the single coil rings, I used bracelet size memory wire. I formed a loop at
one end, slid on the beads and formed a loop at the other end. Then I linked the
loops together to form a closed hoop. I mixed acrylic and glass beads together to
make these light weigh colorful rings.
seed bead napkin rings also use bracelet size memory wire. I cut the wire so there
were four or more coils and then formed a loop at the end. Then I just threaded
on seed beads until the coils were full and formed a loop at the end. To change
it up a bit I added a few lighter colored seed beads throughout the teal beads.
These are my personal favorite, they’re fun and casual and they there are so many
colors to choose from. It’s a great way to use my stash of seed beads at home or
an even better excuse to go buy more!
Whichever style you choose to try out, have fun creating accessories for your table
and for your next gathering. Just remember if you can’t find what you’re looking
for in a store, try making it yourself. And don’t forget to share your creations
on our facebook page, we love seeing what you design! ~ Jennifer