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cork beads and balls
This type of cork use has its origin in the production of fishing gear, an ancient practice, dating back at least 3000 years BC. Cork is still uses in floats for nets and bait by fisherman.
HOW WE MAKE CORK BEADS
Our cork beads are made locally in a small workshop. Punching the best quality cork planks, we obtain a cylinder that will be manually introduced in two different machines until it gains the final spherical shape.
It then receives a finishing (colmatagem) with glue and cork dust in order to end up with a more homogeneous look and they are drilled. Watch this video at the workshop
DIFFERENT SIZES, SHAPES AND COLORS
The cork spheres are the more demanding pieces in terms of manufacturing, but we also supply different shapes, like discs, cylinders or rings.
We offer many different sizes beginning at 10mm (3/8") and it's even possible to have coloured cork beads. In case you need we can, also, have cork beads without the finishing, only 100% cork.
WHAT TO DO WITH CORK BEADS
Our cork beads can be used in many crafts, like bracelets, necklaces, rings, pendants, charms, children games, bookmarks, macramé, key rings, coasters, holiday decorations and many other DIY projects.
But also in health & wellbeing, like in physiotherapy, massage, yoga, sports & games, like fishing floats, whistles. Or in architectural models in industry tube cleaning.
Folclore (Portuguese for Folklore) is inspired by the need of empowering folk knowledge, a know-how that must be shared, and not stopped in time, so we can continue creating our common history with our hands and, of course, with Portuguese soul…