I was trying to figure out a way to organize necklaces in an attractive manner to prevent tangling. My daughter stuck a cork in a Martinelli Sparkling Cider bottle and placed pins in the cork to hang the necklaces. I decided to take it a bit further.
You will need:
Glass bottle with a narrow neck
Water based paint – your choice of color (I used copper)
One cork: size to fit the neck of the bottle
Polymer clay: Sculpey, Fimo – your choice of color (I used copper)
Three or so plastic head straight pins
Glitter – I used copper
After cleaning out the bottle, removing the label, and allowing to air dry, pour a little water base paint into the bottle and swirl it around – coating the inside. I used copper paint but any color will do including glitter paint. Next prop the bottle upside down on a surface that will not be damaged by paint. Be sure the bottle can not tip. The inside of the dishwasher should work well as long as you place something under the bottleneck to catch the paint. And, as long as no one will be using the dishwasher!
When walking by, pick up the bottle and swirl the paint around again. It may take a day or more for the paint to dry. Dry time would depend on air temperature and humidity as well as the amount of paint used. Once dry, if you feel it needs more paint just repeat the process.
Mold hooks out of the clay and bake as directed. I made seven hooks. Once the hooks have cooled super glue them around the top section of the bottle. Alternate placement so necklaces can hang in between the hooks.
Dip the plastic head of each straight pin in white glue and then roll it in glitter until the head is covered. Stick the pins in the cork to dry.
Put the cork in the bottle.
Hang necklaces and chains from the hooks and from the pins in the cork.
You may want to glue cork or felt to the bottom of the bottle to prevent scratching furniture.