give me diamonds

It’s been so long since I last posted a DIY project….too long! I don’t seem to have much time at the moment and yet my head is swimming with endless ideas. Despite these endless ideas, here I am with another necklace DIY. Help me, I can’t stop making necklaces! I’m not entirely sure how that happened but I’m just going to roll with it. Here’s a simple idea where the star of the show is cork. It’s cheap and easy to cut, so you shouldn’t be left feeling intimidated.  Here’s what you’ll need…
  • Flat sheet of cork (you can buy single sheets from Ebay)
  • Rivet Punch
  • Pliers
  • White paint (acrylic or emulsion) and delicate paintbrush
  • Gold wire
  • Chain to the length you want
  • Card
  • Pencil
  • Scalpel
  • All-purpose glue
  • Ruler
How to make…
  1. Draw and cut out a diamond shape from your card. Then draw round it onto your cork and cut out with a scalpel. Make double for backing. You can then either draw on your design or use washi tape to mask off areas before painting with a couple of layers of white paint.
  2. When dry, glue the fronts to the extra diamonds to give them thickness.
  3. Then using a rivet punch, gently make a hole at the top of each diamond. Be careful as cork won’t withstand lots of wiggling in one of those punches.
  4. Then cut a small section of wire and use pliers to bend it into a circle leaving a gap. Thread through the cork hole and then close the gap with pliers. Then you can thread your chain through this hoop.
Then you can wear your new necklace (it’s so simple it will go with anything) or give it away as a gift. Either way give it a try!

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