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Make a necklace charm out of the cork from your favorite wine bottle.

Step 1: Choose Your Cork

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Pick the cork you want to use. It should have a compact design that doesn't wrap too much around the cork else you won't see it well on your necklace. I'm going to do the weather vane for this necklace.

Step 2: Gather Supplies

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In addition to your chosen cork, you will need:
a knife (serrated works best)
a needle
a jump ring
yesterday's paper to protect your work surface

Step 3: Cut Cork

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Cut your cork in half using a sawing motion. Protect your work surface and keep your fingers away from the blade.

Step 4: Shaping

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You may want to shape your cork to suit your design.
I didn't crop "The Prisoner" necklace, but the weather vane had some lettering that needed removing.
Make sure you leave space at the top to make the hole.

Step 5: Make the Hole

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With a needle, poke a hole through the cork. Be careful when poking through to the other side since the needle can take a bit of cork with it.

Step 6: Attach the ring

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You need to bend the jump ring apart with your fingers or with needle-nose pliers. It may take some time to maneuver the jump ring through the hole. Choose a large jump ring and open it wide to ease its way.

If this step has you frustrated, you can always make the charm into a bead by poking the needle horizontally through the cork. You can then string the cork on to a necklace or bracelet just like any other bead.

Step 7: Finishing

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Now all you have to do is decide what kind of chain you want to use and show your vino allegiances!

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