Drink Charms

Everyone (or at least most people) knows about wine charms but these are “drink charms” for all beverages… Many years ago I designed a series of wine charms that worked out really well but recently I recognized the need for charms for water glasses, cocktails, beer bottles and more. And, here is my solution… interchangeable multi-application drink charms.

Recently we had a gathering and I noticed that even on our crowded dinner table, water glasses get mixed up. This was the inspiration for the hook that goes onto the glass rim. It is in theory all you really need. But then drinking beers with a bunch of friends; my buddy kept stealing my beer under the guise of claiming to not know which one was his. Thus the bottleneck hook.

So far, I have made 3 mounting parts “hooks” as follows:

  • one for glass rims,
  • one for beer bottlenecks, and
  • one for wine glass stems.

I have created a bunch of icon-style charms and all the charms can be attached to any of the hooks.

The first hook for glasses will hook onto almost any glass rim (including wine glasses) but for those who do not want a charm on their wine glass rim there is also a hook for the stem.

The idea is that you can snap on and off any of the pendants onto any of the mounting hooks. So you can find a charm for everyone regardless of what they are drinking.

Printing

Obviously, you can print these in any colour and mix and match colours as well as charms and hooks.

I have oriented the STLs so that the charms are facing down so that the print surface becomes the visible side of the charm. But if you prefer you can flip them over.

Material: I used PETG but I am sure you can print these in any material.

My Setup:
Nozzle = 0.4mm

My Settings:
Layer height = 0.2mm
Line width = 0.4mm
Wall count = 4 (1.6mm)
Infill = 40%
Ironing = ON

Support:
Designed to print without support.

Print Orientation: As shown in the screenshot(s).

Assembly Notes

No instructions are needed, you just print them, snap them together and then attach them to drinks. But I should note that the charm will attach to the hook more readily if the charm is inserted into the hook at an angle as shown in the instructional image.

Where to Get My STL Files

You can find my posted STL files on the following sites:

Thangs

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