How to Make a Wine Cork Necklace - Wine Corks are Hot for the Craft Market
It can be hard to figure out which crafts to make to sell and make a profit from. But one thing I know for sure, is that you need to make something that can be unique, even if you make a lot of them, and also fun for you.
You need to enjoy the process, and since "upcycling" has become the new catch phrase, creating something really unique and lovable out of something that would most likely end up in the trash can be a lot of fun and line your pocket with cash.
Ever heard the saying "One man's trash is another man's treasure?" This is a true statement. I personally have turned some ugly looking furniture from the thrift store into pieces that customers paid a lot of money for. You often have to look past the outside of the piece, and go by it's bones and if they are in good shape then build from there, but I digress here.
Check out this video to see just how easy it is to work with wine corks, and to make this beautiful cork necklace.
How to Make a Cork Necklace
Wine cork crafts are a brilliant craft to make and sell because you don't need much room for supplies. You could simply take over a closet or corner of your kitchen, living room, or anywhere. You don't have to drink hundreds of bottles of wine to accumulate them as you can also purchase them online. You can make ornaments as well as jewelry, they are a very versatile craft supply.
You have to be careful slicing wine corks. Make sure you have a good sharp knife, but don't slide a serated knife back and forth or it doesn't cut cleanly. Simply use a very sharp utility knife or a kitchen knife you can dedicate to the process.
Once you have them cut, many of the supplies you may already have to get creative with the cork pieces, or you can get them at craft store, hardware stores and online.
You can get a larger supply from Amazon as you see above. Just click on the picture above. These are great for all kinds of crafts and are totally affordable. You can also get work surfaces so that you don't damage your table and you can get storage drawers. All kinds of affordable things for your craft business.
These self healing mats are great. They protect your work surface from scissors and knives, and would be perfect for cutting corks or any other craft.
So, if you are looking for a craft you would enjoy making, that you can make large quantities, and yet each one would be unique, then check out wine cork crafts. Enjoy! Another source for wine corks, is local fine dining restaurants. You could ask them to save you a bag of them. This doesn't always work but worth a try. Otherwise you can get used ones or brand new ones online as above. OTHER WINE CORK CRAFT IDEAS
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