Bead and Cork Christmas Earrings

With one wine cork and a few colorful beads, you can create a pair of decorative Bead and Cork Christmas Earrings. Wine cork craft projects give you a great excuse to reduce, reuse and recycle. Go green and look great with this simple craft.

Bead and Cork Christmas Earrings


  • Wine cork
  • 8 head pins
  • 4 red beads
  • 2 green beads
  • 2 pearl beads
  • 10 jump rings
  • 2 dangle earring loops / ear wire
  • Sharp knife
  • Cutting board
  • Drill with 1/16” drill bit & scrap wood
  • Round nose pliers
  • Wire cutter


  1. Cut cork crosswise into 1/8 inch slices. Cut 2 slices total.
  2. Drill 1 hole in the top of the cork and 3 holes on the bottom of both corks. Each hole should be within 1/4 inch from the edge of the cork.
  3. Using a head pin, thread a bead onto the head pin. Close by twisting the wire around your round nose pliers and cutting off the excess wire with your wire cutter.
  4. Repeat for each bead (8 beads / 8 head pins total).
  5. Open all 10 jump rings.
  6. Thread each jump ring into each hole of the cork slice (8 jump rings total).
  7. Add dangle bead to each jump ring and close.
  8. Thread ear loop wire onto 1 open jump ring and top jump ring and close.
  9. Repeat for the other earring.


How to Make Bead and Cork Christmas Earrings:



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Wow, you can really use cork for almost anything, huh? I never thought of mixing beads and cork to make an earring, but I kinda like the idea. I bet I can find a few people who would appreciate the appeal and design that would love for me to make these earrings for them as a gift. I know that not everyone will appreciate it, but I'm sure most will.


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