DIY Recycled Wine Cork Geometric Earrings

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Upcycling wise, wine corks are one of the easiest materials to work with, they are easy to cut, lightweight and work great as jewelry pieces. I particularly like using them to make earrings, since corks are so light, the earrings made from it are super comfortable to wear all day round.So here's how I made this recycled pair of jewelry:

Step 1: ​Start by Cutting the Wine Cork

I cut mine with about 1/2 a cm. You want it to be thick enough to be able to pierce a hole through. Cut two slices for each earring and then cut them in half.

Step 2: Pierce a Hole

Use a needle or something similar, to make a hole that goes through the center of the cork, try to make it as straight as possible.

Step 3: Paint

To add the color I chose to use regular markers, I also tried acrylic paint, but I prefer that the marker is see-through and shows the texture underneath.

Step 4: Paint the Sides

Next step is optional, but I painted the sides of the pieces with white acrylic paint. Once that is dry, spray paint both sides with clear varnish to add shine and protect the color.

Step 5: Attach

Cut a piece of wire and create a loop at the end.

Then put the pieces of cork through the wire, cut the excess wire and add a drop of superglue to keep it secure.

Lastly, attach the earring hooks and that is it!

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