The little charms I made for my garden supports are super easy and very inexpensive. Savannah and I started a moderately massive bead collection when she was little, and we still have a lot of plastic beads, which is all that was used for this project. The flower beads are from Walmart; they come in a small packet in assorted colors with leaves included. Convenient.
Select your beads and some thin galvanized wire and let's do this.
Cut your wire 18" long.
For the first bead, I used one with a dangle to give the charm a little movement. These particular beads were from a necklace I picked up at a thrift shop for 50 cents and then took apart. It wasn't my style, but the beads were a very pretty pinky-purple with a little gold dust through them.
Fold the wire in half and crimp it. The two lengths of wire should be even and together.
After that, thread a small crystal over BOTH lengths of wire, then a flower bead.
Then a leaf.
From there, it's largely preference.
If you don't have a dangling bead, a round one is an easy substitute. Thread the wire through, fold it in half, and give it a twist.
Then pile on the beads!
That's it. Five minutes. I love how they look, and other than GARDEN CHARMS, they make adorable lamp pulls, fan pulls, purse charms, etc. Use your imagination, and if you decide to try this out, please do share the results!