Some people collect ornaments. Others collect spoons, stamps, snowglobes. We collect wine corks.
Specifically, wine corks that mark special occassions.
And, okay, maybe I collect a few other things too. But this post is about my corks.
After gulping down finishing a bottle of wine, we drop the cork into an apothecary jar. If the occassion or date was significant, I’ll write it on the side.
It’s my little memory jar, full of sips and gulps and good times.
The problem? What to do with all those corks!
Turning a few into wine glass charms seemed appropriate.
Not only can they spark conversation, they keep your drink from getting mixed up with others. Because, you know, after a few too many sips it becomes easy to misplace your wine glass. Your only job becomes remembering which cork was yours.
Once I figured out how to do it, I couldn’t believe how easy they were to make. The hardest part was thinking through the process and standing in front of the earring findings at Michaels until I found the parts that would work best. And trust me, I don’t mind staring at products at Michaels once you find the fun stuff.
1. Choose corks with interesting names and images, or special meaning.
2. Insert eyepin through bead, and into middle of cork.
3. Attach leverback earwires (or other round earwires, leverbacks just happened to be the ones I liked best) and pinch to secure.