Sunday, February 24, 2013

My Entry for Team Upcyclers Monthly Creativity Challenge for February.

Whew! This is a last minute entry for me. This month’s item to upcycle was wine corks. Team captain Bee gave tons of extra ideas for this challenge.
The pieces have been sitting on my bench half done for a couple weeks now…but something just didn’t look right to me…so when in doubt add shiny pretty crystals! J
For my pieces I wanted something special for wine lovers. I found a great cork that had “The Joy of Wine” printed on it. I also borrowed a couple beads from my Bead Soup Stash a large round copper bead and little copper heart that were just perfect! Mixed with vintage crystals and recycled sari silk in a nice wine color. I cut the cork and sealed the pieces and set them in a riveted frame made using recycled aluminum and copper. I put it all together using handmade blackened steel components and jump rings.
I had a great time with this challenge. I really liked using the cork and want to experiment with it more.
Hope it sparked a little upcycling bug in you!

Happy Upcycling All!!!


  1. Beautiful! They would look pretty on a wine bottle as well. Love the "Joy of Wine' cork. Thanks. :)

  2. Beautiful Patricia! You always come up with the best designs!! : )

    1. Thank you so much Marci, I really value your opinion..means alot.

  3. Thank you Bee. I see why you like it. This is the first time I have ever worked with cork...really nice to work with. I had a great time.

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    1. Thank you so much Stephanie! Thanks for the beads! :) I always was a copper girl!