Wednesday, November 9, 2011
I have recently been making jewelry made out of used wine corks. I like the way they look and all the varieties there are. They have a kind of natural beauty. I started out doing this after I found a giant bag of used wine corks at a thrift store. I looked at it and thought, hmmmmm. The rest is history. Making the necklaces has opened up a whole new world of up-cycling. Turns out cork is a renewable resource. Cork actually comes from oak trees. The cork can be harvested without killing the tree so it is totally eco-friendly. You can make pretty much anything out of cork: flooring, leather, hats, all sorts of cool stuff. You should check it out. Here are links to two websites where you can learn pretty much everything about cork. Enjoy!