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How to Make Candle Rings

Learn How to Make Candle Rings

Learning how to make candle rings with beads is not difficult. The technique is very similar to how you'd make handmade jewelry and allows for enough creativity to let you make handmade candle rings to suit any décor scheme. You can make candle rings for yourself, as a gift, or as part of a home-based craft business.

Step 1

Measure your candle. Candle rings are usually made for larger pillar candles, but they can be designed to fit other styles if you prefer.

Step 2

Cut the wire to a size that is equal to your candle. You can use regular 18 gauge beading wire for this project or purchase memory wire that will keep its shape more easily. If you decide to use memory wire for the project, you will need memory shears that are designed specifically for cutting this type of material.

Step 3

Use pliers to make a small loop at the end of your beading wire or attach an end cap that will keep the beads from falling off.

Step 4

String your beads into the desired pattern. Mix large and small beads for a fun look. Add charms with jump rings if you are looking for a way to learn how to make candle rings with a specific holiday theme.

Step 5

Make a small loop at the end to keep the beads secure or attach another end cap.

Step 6

Use pliers to make any needed adjustments to the shape of your candle ring, then slip it over the candle. For more candle decorating ideas, please review the LoveToKnow Candles slideshow Ideas for Candle Centerpieces.

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How to Make Candle Rings