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I made this necklace for the release of Tales of Beedle the Bard back in December. (I went through the day dressed as Luna Lovegood because I couldnt make it to a release party) It turned out great! It is extremely easy to make and is also a great way to recycle an old wine cork.
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Step 1: Materials

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For this project you will need:
Fishing Line
Old cork (as many as you want, mine only had 1 on it)
Upholsterey needle
beads (optional)

Step 2: Thread your needle

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This step is pretty self explanitory. Thread your needle with the fishing line...

Step 3: POKE!!!!!!!!!!!

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Now for the fun/frustrating part! Decide which end of the cork you want to face out, the red side, or the cork colored side. Take your needle and push it through the opposite side of the cork. This is hard!!!! In my opinion the easiest way to do this is to hold the needle point up against sonething hard and push the cork down onto it. That is the frustrating part, the fun part is watching the needle pust through the other side. Its just plain satisfying.

Step 4: Pull

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Pull your needle out, this will be a little frustrating, but not nearly as bad as the last step. Congratulations you now have a cork on a string! Not a necklace yet though......

Step 5: Adding more corks/beads

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Now you can add more corks by repeating steps 3 and 4, or you can add some beads. I did neither I liked the way the cork looked by itself. The picture below is just of a string of corks, I didn't have any pictures of this step...

Step 6: Tie off

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Figure out where you want your necklace to tie off and tie a knot. I tied mine so it would fit around my neck without having to have a clasp, but you can add a clasp if you like.

Step 7: Wear it!

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Wear it to movie releases, Harry Potter parties, Halloween or whenever you are feeling particularly loony. I added a picture of the cork necklace that Luna wears in the movies so you can get an idea of how you want yours to look.
wobbler4 years ago
I cringed a little at the use of fishing line, especially if it's a high breaking strain. It can slice skin quite easily if it's pulled across it, especially at the neck! I had visions of spurting carotid arteries! It would be much safer to use a twine and some form of clasp rather than a knot, which would break under extreme stress. Good instructible though.
baneat wobbler4 years ago
perhaps a strand of flax? (Linen thread) Decent break strength for a single thread, something like 20 pounds, and not close to as sharp. A clasp-release would be a great safety feature though
it looks just like luna's! nicely done. fviiiiiiiiiiiiiuuhb srry, i spaced out.
Mr. Brownie5 years ago
It's nice to see someone wanted to go to a release party. When I went with family, we were the only ones there, plus 3 of the staff... nice instructable by the way.
djgracie5 years ago
I Like it , is cool
Scubabubba6 years ago
That's a nice Harry Potter prop! I think I'l make my daughter a zipper pull like this. Thanks! Using a drill on low speed with a small bit might be easier and safer than the needle. Then you could go longways.
dobbylvr (author)  Scubabubba6 years ago
I'm glad you liked it! Using a drill is probable sater and easier, but I had to use what I had, which was a needle not a drill. Thanks!
I tried it with the drill last night, it works but you still need a needle to pull the thread through. I also used a medium metal file to get the printing off the cork. It took some patience and it roughed up the finish a little but it worked really well. Thanks again, this was a great idea and a simple project that my daughter loved.
dobbylvr (author)  Scubabubba6 years ago
Thanks! I'm so happy you liked it!!!