Potter DIY: Luna Lovegood Butterbeer Cork Necklace
This Luna Lovegood cork necklace is not only a fantastic piece to sport that represents your love for the fandom but 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’s release. She also made Luna’s radish earrings and wore both pieces to the midnight premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. Have fun with this awesome DIY, and make sure to tweet us photos (@MuggleNet) if you attempt this yourself – we’d love to see them!
What You’ll Need:
- 5 ft of thin, flexible wire (from Michaels or Walmart)
- Wire cutters (Walmart or Michaels)
- 1 lobster claw clasp (from Michaels)
- Hot glue gun
- 1–2 packs of small blue beads (Lauren got hers from Michaels craft store)
- 1 large silver bead (center hole should be large enough to fit blue beads through; from Michaels)
- 1 bottle cork
Step 1: Using the wire cutters cut off two strands of wire, one about two feet and the other just an inch or two longer.
Step 2: Tie one end of each wire around the lobster claw clasp. If you are afraid it will come undone, put a small dot of glue on the knot using the hot glue gun (this isn’t necessary but can be taken as a precautionary measure).
Step 3: 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!
Step 4: Only on the longer of the two strands, carefully pull the large silver bead through, on top of the blue beads already strung on.
Step 5: Now it is time to attach the other half of the lobster claw clasp. Tie the open wire at the other end of the necklace onto the circular attachment and using the hot glue gun, very carefully put a dot of glue on the knot if necessary. Be careful not to get glue in the middle of the circle.
Step 6: Put a small dot of glue on the silver bead using the hot glue gun, and attach the bottle cork. Let dry, and voilà! You’re free to dress up as your favorite quirky Ravenclaw.
Wasn’t that easy? Check out our other projects on our main Potter DIY page.