When hosting a special occasion it is often considered good etiquette to provide party favours for those attending. This custom is often observed at weddings or other large events that feature a sit down meal and the bridal party favour itself can take many forms. In this easy to follow craft project, we will show you how to create a wedding favour with crystals, that can provide sophisticated table decoration while it sits nestled around the stem of your guests wine or cocktail glass. This favour can then become a crystal necklace that your guest can keep as a fond reminder of your hospitality.
This tutorial features the classic jewellery making components for a crystal pendant paired with a silver bail, however the colour of both the crystals and the metal can be customised to suit the colour scheme of your event. Crystal Pendants come in a wide range of colours and shapes and as long as the bail is the right size to fit the pendant, this craft project will be easy to complete and can become a bonding activity for the family while you prepare to win ‘Host of The Year’.
The full list of crystals, components and tools needed to complete this project can be found below. If you click on the product description (link), the respective product page will open, where each item can be viewed and added to cart:
Use the Chain Nose Pliers to pull open the teeth of the Stirrup Bail, the easiest way to do this is to put the nose of the pliers inside the mouth of the bail and then push the pliers open with gentle controlled force, this will push the bail open from the inside.
Slot the crystal pendant between the bails teeth so that the teeth will pass through the hole in the crystal and press the bail closed again with the pliers. The teeth of the bail should (almost) meet in the middle inside the crystal for a secure grip.
Once the bail is attached to the pendant you can simply thread your ribbon through the top hoop of the bail and tie it in a bow around the stem of your guests’ wine glass. When the party is over, they can take it home and add it to a chain of their choice.