Just recently we shared with you a tutorial on how to make yourself a really cool set of wine cork earrings. Now, we’re going to dive into how to make a necklace to go with these earrings so you have a beautiful set of earrings.
You’ll need some regular wine corks, some jewelry making accessories, and some spare time.
Materials for wine cork necklaces
- open the jump ring
- scalp needle
- Round nose pliers
- screw eye pin
- eye needle
- acrylic paint
How to Make a Wine Cork Necklace
Wine cork necklaces go well with almost any everyday look. Whether you’re making it for yourself, or you have a friend who really loves handmade jewelry, we’re sure it’ll be a hit.
Step 1: Prepare the cork
To start our creation, you need to get yourknife andCorkand start slicing. You want them to be equal in size so the necklace doesn’t look out of place. We recommend using multiple wine corks so you can practice cutting slices neatly and evenly.
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We only need about four pieces for our necklace, so you don’t have to make too many, unless of course you plan to make more than one necklace.
Take a freshly sliced slice and cut it in half. You will use one half of it as the hanging element of the necklace.
Step 2: Paint the wine cork
Next, we’ll start painting the wine bottle cork.we choose to go together rose acrylic paint, but you can obviously choose a different color that you think matches the natural tone of the wine cork and your regular style.dipbrush Get into the paint and start adding color.
Make sure you coat about a third of the wine cork slice – also coat the sides and edges of the slice.
Since we are using acrylic paint, know that it dries quickly. Although you may want to use water, we recommend against it as this will only dilute the color and make it harder for the paint on the cork material to dry.
Lay the painted wine corks on a sheet of paper and let dry.
Step 3: Add eye pins
We will start assembling these parts as soon as the wine cork slices are dry. Grab your pliers and an eye pin. If it’s too long, cut some lengths of the pins. It all depends on the size of your eye needle.
catch Round nose plierschoose eye needle and push it into the wine cork. You want the painted part to be in the bottom area, so try measuring the middle of the cork piece – that’s where you want to push the eye pin in.
Repeat the process for the other side of the wine cork. Also, do the same for all drawn slices. One of them is the middle section, and there should be a third eye pin in the bottom area as well, as shown in the image below. You’ll also need to add one at the bottom of the semicircle.
Step 4: Prepare Pearl Elements
Next, we need to get teardrop and scalp needle. Thread the pin through the pearl with the flat end at the bottom of the pearl.
Depending on the size of your scalpel, you’ll need to cut off excess material with pliers. You want enough to create a loop.
Taking the round nose pliers again, hold the edge of the scalp pin and turn to create a loop. You want the loop to be medium sized, so choose the points on the pliers wisely before bending the material.
Without closing the loop, push the end into the eye pin attached to the half-round wine cork.
Pick up the round nose pliers again and close the ring on the pearl so that the pearl does not fall off at any time. Make sure to close the gap neatly.
Step 5: Start Assembling the Necklace
Next, you’re going to grab thatscrew eye pin Drill a hole in the semi-circular wine bottle stopper. Make sure to push the pin into the top middle area of the cork. Once drilled to the other end, the screw eye pin can be removed.
Grab one of the jump rings you have prepared and use your round nose pliers to separate the ends. Then, push the jump ring into the hole you just drilled in the wine cork.
Again, use the pliers to return the jump ring to a more natural shape. Grasp the cork piece with a pair of pliers, then pick up the other piece of cork – the one with the three eye pins. Push the jump ring through the bottom eye pin.
Use round nose pliers to close the gap and hold the ring as firmly as possible. You don’t want the ring to open because you would lose part of the necklace.
Step 6: Attach the Wine Cork
With two of the four wine corks connected, you now want to move on to the next step – connecting all the wine cork slices. Get your round nose pliers and a painted slice. Insert the nose through the eye pin, hold the cork firmly, and open the ring.
Thread the opened loop through the eye pin of the adjacent cork. Use pliers to secure the loop again.
Repeat the process on the other side of the middle cork slice. Attach the last piece of cork and secure the loop.
Check out the centerpiece of the necklace! This is what four wine cork pieces look like!
Step 7: Add the chain
The next step is to add the chain to the cork block you just put together.you need tochainand somejump ring.
take one of jump ring And use round nose pliers to open the loop. Push one of the edges over the end of the lobster claw. Of course, if you have a different type of clasp, that’s fine too.
Once the loop is through the lobster claw, push it through the last link of the chain as well. Use round nose pliers to close the ring tightly.
Take the other jump ring, use the pliers to open it, and push it into the link at the other end of the necklace. Push through the eye pin in one of the wine corks also through the same cycle. Close the loop tightly.
for you! Now that one end of the necklace is secured, you can open the clasp on the other side of the centerpiece. If you prefer, you can also split the chain in two and move the clasp to the middle of the chain so it hangs on the back of your neck.
here it is! Our Wine Cork Necklace is ready to go!
We hope you’ll share your creations with us! Our guides are so versatile, you can choose any color you like, add different hanging baubles, add more cork pieces, and more. You have so many options, and we can’t wait to see how your creations turn out.