What you need:
- one ear of corn
- thread, 2-3 feet (the sturdier the better)
Remove the husk from the ear of corn and then break it in half.
Start popping whole kernels off one at a time starting at the broken edges.
Thread the kernels one at a time onto the string until you have sufficient length for a necklace.
Tie off and hang to dry for a couple of weeks, out of the reach of small critters.
According to Scott Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Wicca in the Kitchen corn is associated with protection and Zuni folklore associates different colors of corn with the four directions:
- East - white
- South - red
- West - blue
- North - yellow