Upcycled Wine Cork Pendants

by Lisa Storms

Pull out those wine corks you have been saving and put them to use making fun upcycled pendants!

Wine Cork Pendants

Fiskars' new line of stamps by Teresa Collins is absolutely beautiful, and definitely fit to be worn as jewelry.

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Here's how to make your own:

1. Cut wine corks into slices at desired widths using a knife or small saw. This time I thought to use the bench vise we have out in the garage, but I've sliced many corks without one. Just be sure to be very careful keeping your fingers away from the blade and work on a protected surface.

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2. Sand the cork slices to create a flat surface.

3. Paint or ink the flat surfaces if desired (play around with and without color) and allow them to dry fully.

4. Stamp image onto front of slice. You do not need to use an image that is small enough to fit. Try stamping partial images as I've done here, such as stamping inside the wheel of a bicycle stamp or the edge of a doily stamp.Tip: Since the corks are small, press them into the stamp instead of stamping onto the slice. Add a pattern before your stamp by painting onto a texture plate and pressing cork slice onto plate like this honeycomb design.Allow them to dry fully before stamping over pattern.

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5. Screw a 5mm eye screw into the top of each slice for hanging. You can hang from a necklace with this loop, or you may need to add a small jump ring to fit over clasp.

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Make a bunch to swap out on a necklace so you'll always have something fun to wear with any outfit!

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