Once again we were inspired by Native American jewelry for this project. Using slices of cork that we painted with craft paint and a few plastic craft beads, we were able to make a faux turquoise necklace that we’re lovin’…
Sliced corks are painted with craft paint and strung together to simulate the look of turquoise.
For this project you will need: corks, craft paint, plastic beads, a needle and 2 ply lame cord (available in the jewelry supply aisle of your craft store).
The kids may need help slicing the cork, but other than that - this would be another fun project for the kids to do on Thanksgiving.
Using a sharp knife, cut corks into 1/4-inch thick disks.
Place cork slices on a paper plate and paint with craft paint (I applied a few coats with a quick drying time in between).
Let cork slices dry for at least an hour and grab some plastic craft beads.
Thread your needle. Pierce the cork and pass the needle all the way through, slide cork down and add a red bead in between each.
Complete your design and knot ends to close.