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Craft Project - Red, White, and Blue Beaded Napkin Rings

by Wen Zientek-Sico


These elegant beaded napkin rings are perfect for a formal Fourth of July dinner, or any party using bright primary colors as its theme.


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Red, White, and Blue Beaded Napkin Rings

These elegant beaded napkin rings are perfect for a formal Fourth of July dinner, or any party using bright primary colors as its theme. We liked these napkin rings used with dark blue napkins on a white tablecloth with red plates. If you would rather use red napkins, use blue beading wire instead.

2 feet red beading wire

1 1/2 inch diameter cardboard tube

Ten 2 mm blue glass beads

Six 5 mm pearls

Ten 3 mm red glass beads

Glue

Wrap the beading wire around the cardboard tube to form five rings. You will have a few inches of wire remaining which you will use later. Remove from the cardboard tube. Add the beads to the wire in the following order as shown in the photo: 1 blue bead, 1 pearl, 1 red bead, 1 blue bead, 1 red bead, 1 blue bead, 1 pearl, 1 red bead, 1 blue bead, 1 red bead, 1 blue bead, 1 pearl, 1 red bead, 1 blue bead, 1 pearl, 1 red bead, 1 blue bead, 1 red bead, 1 blue bead, 1 pearl, 1 red bead, 1 blue bead, 1 red bead, 1 blue bead, 1 pearl, and 1 red bead. Slide the first 13 beads onto the second ring. Using a small dot of glue, attach the red bead at one end and the blue bead at the other to the wire to hold the beads in place. Repeat with the remaining beads on the fourth ring. Let the glue dry. Using the remaining wire, tightly wrap the wire around the rings on the opposite side of the beaded area to hold everything together. Wrap the two ends of the wire together, and add a dot of glue to cover the sharp ends. Let the glue dry before using.

Project Developed, Styled, and Photographed by Wen Zientek-Sico.




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