It’s nice to be able to do a beading project that is not jewelry. It’s nice to have different projects. Plus these will make me look super sophisticated with my fancy drinks. Stir sticks are perfect for mixing up a drink and adding fruit or olives. All that’s needed now is a fancy cocktail party.
You will need about 15 inches of wire per stick. Select and string your beads on the wire. Don’t add too many beads or you will have an oddly large top. One large bead,6 small beads, and 10 mini beads seamed to work well for me. You can always play around with the beads to figure out the size that works best for you. Maybe even make some special ones for holidays. Cute snowman at the top would be adorable for a Christmas party or as a gift.
You may need some help twisting the rest of the stick. My dad gave me safety wire pliers for my birthday so that made this project really easy. But not everyone has these just sitting around. You can use a dowel or a pencil to twist the wire. You will still need a clamp or someone to hold the end but the dowel will give you added leverage to twist the wire.
When you are done cut the end of the wire and file down the sharp edges. My beaded stir sticks are about 5 inches long. It’s a good size for stirring but they might be a little long for holding fruit and sitting in the glass. Play around with the size until you find the perfect length. You can alway cut them later if you need.
You’d have to make a lot of them but they might be pretty for appetizers with fruit on them. When do I get mine?
I can’t believe I never thought about using them for appetizers! That is a great idea.