Monday, December 24, 2012

Upcycled Corked Tubing Necklace Tutorial

When I first came across Catherine's tutorial on Olive Bites, I was instantly charmed. It is a simple yet effective recycled jewelry design with plenty of potential.

The horizontal pendant is made from a short plastic tubing with a roll of paper inside and stopped up on either side with recycled corks.  As Catherine says, the paper is easily replaced for different looks.  I also agree this makes a great kids' craft project.

Instead of patterned paper, you could use some printed words, too.

There are different ways to up the ante on this project.  One way is to use  glass tubing - you will have to have a glass cutter and some way of smoothing the sharp edges.

Catherine just placed her corded piece over a chain on her mannequin. I wonder if the leather cord was replaced by a chain with several of these tubes arranged in descending order down the front of the necklace?  Do you see what I mean?

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Michelle L. said...

Wow, what a cool find, Pearl! Love your upping-the-ante ideas, too.

Pearl Blay said...

Great minds think alike, eh?

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Very nice.
Happy Christmas to you and your family

Pearl Blay said...

You too and everyone else who celebrates Christmas!

Heather OCain said...

Cool idea, thanks for sharing: )

motidana said...

Wow Pearl, thanks for sharing this beautiful idea . I would never have imagined that to such ordinary things could be made into such a beautiful piece of wearable art!

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