Many of us enjoy drinking wine. But did you know you could also recycle the leftover bottle? One lamp work artisan I featured before upcycles the glass bottles into cool glass beads.  I've also come across several  clever artisans who slice up cork bottles and with a little of jewelry making magic, transform them into adornment.  Here are a few of my Etsy favorites.

Cat Ivins of Uncorked has a delightful array of recycled cork jewelry (above and below). She often decorates the cork in some way.  One example is her lack and white floral art wine cork pendant which goes beautifully with the rusraksha seeds and chain necklace.

The castle stamped cork charm adds a fun element to an otherwise plain bracelet.

Uncorked's Wine Cork Bracelet - The Royal Wedding
Lori of Shimmer Jewelry dyed the cork and combined the slices with Swarovski for her lovely earrings.

Kasey of GulfCoasters added color and whimsy with her polymer clay yellow tulip on cork earrings.

If you'd like to give it a whirl, here is a tutorial by Maya of Sewella.  She embroidered the edges of slices of wine bottle corks for the extra color punch.  She then connected several together for a necklace and bracelet.  I think they would make great lightweight earrings too.

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