Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Stick a Cork in It.

This is my first blog post, my first entry in a competition (well, non-sports related anyway) and my first foray into the public domain to exhibit something I made. And like a virgin, I’m anxious and elated at the same time.

I consider myself to be crafty, but not “A Crafter”. My goal is to change that and my blog title says it all: Wannabe Indie. So, without further ado, I’d like to present my entry for Category 1: Creative use of household waste.

These are made from corks I’ve saved over the years. The idea was born when a friend of mine started a monthly wine club and I thought, “Maybe other wine drinkers would be interested in showing their dedication to the vine”.

The findings (hooks, head pins) are sterling silver and some feature natural stones such as Turquoise and Amethyst. I salvage stones, beads and other embellishments from thrift store jewelry.

I’m churning out more everyday and I would be excited beyond words to be considered for the Reform School store.

Thanks to Whip Up for sponsoring the "February Recycled Craft Month" challenge.



Jess said...

I really like these! They are very funky! Welcome to blog land!

Anonymous said...

Pure genius! Was it me that gave you the idea? ;) Everyone is going to want a pair of these at wine club! Totally fab! Jen

Bitterbetty said...

Very attractive. What a lovely introduction to your blog!

Valerie said...

These are great! I love the ones with the turquoise chunks.

thedirtyknitter said...

fun idea - do you know how many corks us wine drinkers have stashed away everywhere in our homes? what a good use for them!

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