Thursday, September 25, 2014

Decorative Wine Bottle Chain Covers



One of my favorite pastimes is to surf the net for inspiration.  At Jo-Ann's Idea Center I came across a tutorial for a beaded wine bottle drape.  I've always wanted to make one of these and was excited to find a tutorial on how to do it.  The picture of the drape was just the type I was looking for, the only problem I had was understanding the directions. They seemed backwards and some of the supplies unnecessary.  The first few steps sounded ok but the fourth step talked about forming the bottom of the design. And the seventh step was about attaching jump rings to the chain around the neck.  How can you start at the top and then jump to the bottom and then back to the top?  Hmmm.  You can take a look at their directions and see if you understand them but I was so confused that I decided to make my own step by step instructions.


I used the following (purchased at Jo-Ann's):

1 chain (silver tone 70 inches long) Used about 45 inches for this wine bottle.
1 pkg. silver metal connectors
1 pkg. 7.25 mm silver jump rings
Needle-nose pliers

Instructions:

1.  Remove a 5 inch section of the chain and place around the neck of the bottle and close by connecting the links together (no jump ring needed).



2.  Attach 4 jump rings equally spaced around the chain.  Add one link, a jump ring and connector (in that order) to each jump ring.

 (I switched bottles to see the parts better)

3.   Add a jump ring to the center bottom of each connector and attach two - 7 link chains. Counting links here is more accurate than measuring.
 


 
 
4.  Attach one left chain and one right chain to a jump ring and add to the top of opposite connectors.






5.  Add jump rings to bottom center of each connector, attaching two - 8 link chains, left and right to each, as before. (I added an eight link for the wider portion of the bottle to hang better).


6.  Repeat step 5, attaching left, right chains to jump rings and connector for completion.




I added flat back rhinestones to the connectors for a more decorative look.
 
 




 
 
 
 
This is exactly how I imagined it would look.  Super cool!
 
The wine bottle chain cover can be dressed up or down depending on the look of the chains and connectors.  They really enhance the appearance of any wine bottle. 
 
It's a wonderful gift to make and give to wine lovers .  .  .  especially with the coming holidays!

 
 
 

Take a little time to enjoy

and

Happy Crafting!
 
 










14 comments:

  1. Fancy, fancy...nice job figuring it out!

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  2. Ooh fancy, that's beautiful I'm thinking wine bottle vases with chains gorgeous!

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  3. Ooooh la la!! So very pretty! I'm going to give that a try because I have a few pretty bottles saved and always thought this would be harder than it is...thanks for another lovely tutorial. You are so good at those!

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  4. Wow, I really like this, Gail! Your instructions are so easy too. I think I'm going to attempt this in the very near future!
    Hugs,
    Cecilia

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  5. It looks just beautiful Gail. I've never heard of such a thing, but I think I'm going to give this a try at Christmas time.

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  6. I'm not familiar with these but I like how it dresses up the bottle. Yours turned out very cute!

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  7. I do not drink wine but I love the chain mail for a bottle. I like fancy vinegars so this would be great for a vinegar bottle.

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  8. I drink wine and save the bottles. I try to find creative ways to reuse them. This is so pretty and creative, I'll have to try this, thanks and pinning!

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  9. This is so cute Gail! I sometimes make wine for Christmas gifts....this would be the perfect added touch to the bottles! Cheers!

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  10. Wow, you this makes the wine bottle so much more glamorous:) Love it , so beautiful!!

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  11. Great idea! This looks almost medieval with the chain links...love it!. Thanks for simplifying the instructions for us.

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  12. This is so pretty and would make a gorgeous gift for someone too :)

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  13. Thank you for sharing this beautiful bottle chain at City of Creative Dream's City of Links last Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)

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  14. You can take a look at their directions and see if you understand them but I was so confused that I decided to make my own step by step instructions. RS Glass bottle

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