Potter DIY: Luna Lovegood Butterbeer Cork Necklace
This Luna Lovegood cork necklace is not only a fantastic piece to sport and represent your love for the fandom, but it is also a must for anyone looking to cosplay Luna! This fantastic tutorial comes to us from Lauren B., who came up with this idea prior to the last movie being released. She’s also made Luna’s radish earrings and worn both of these pieces to the midnight premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Have fun with this awesome DIY, and make sure to tweet us photos (@MuggleNet) if you attempt this yourself – we love to see them!
What You’ll Need
- 1-2 packs of small blue beads (Lauren got hers from Michael’s)
- 1 lobster claw clasp (Michael’s)
- Spool of thin, flexible wire (about 4.5 feet was used for this tutorial, can get at Michael’s or Walmart)
- 1 large silver bead (big enough hole to fit blue beads through, again, Michael’s)
- Wire cutters (Walmart, Michael’s of course)
- 1 bottle cork
- Hot glue gun
Cut off two strands of wire, one about two feet and the other just an inch or two longer.
Tie one end of each wire around the lobster claw. If you are afraid it will come undone, put a small dot of glue on the knot (this isn’t necessary but can be taken as a precautionary measure).
Fill both strands full of blue beads, leaving a few centimeters empty at the ends to tie it to the other half (circular connector) of the lobster claw clasp. DO NOT put on this attachment, yet!
Only on the longer of the two strands, carefully pull the large silver bead through, on top of the blue beads already strung on.
Now it is time to attach the other half of the lobster clasp. Tie the open wire at the other end of the necklace onto the circular attachment and very carefully put a dot of glue on the knot if necessary. Careful not to get glue in the middle of the circle!
Put a small dot of glue on the silver bead, and attach the bottle cork. Let dry, and voilà! You’re free to dress up as your favorite quirky Ravenclaw!