We had a YW class activity on Tuesday night and I wanted to show you how creative these girls are. They decided in one of our class planning meetings that one night a month they each wanted to take a turn to teach the rest of us some type of creative skill. This month Karlee taught us how to make bottle cap jewelry. I had never seen this done and thought it was so clever and they turned out so very CUTE!
You start with bottle caps and cut out scrap book paper (so the designs you can make are endless.) WE found that a quarter was just the right template for the size of the bottle cap.
Deciding what color and pattern to use was the hardest part of the night.
You can add any kind of scrap booking brad that you want or use a letter sticker for your own special monogram.
Decide where you want your brad to be and use a nail and a hammer to make the hole for the brad. Then to make sure the hole matches up with the paper put the paper circle on the bottle cap an poke the nail through the opposite side to make a hole in the paper.
Then use the number one staple for many crafts, you guessed it, MOD PODGE! First coat the bottle cap with a fine film of this great stuff and then hold it firmly in place and open your brad on the other side. Then give a coat on the outside trying not to get it on the brad. WE found it doesn't look as cute if the mod podge gets on the brad.
Then if you want a little sparkle to your jewelry use just good old glitter polish. This adds just the right amount of BLING!
Then use a small round clamp to go through the punched hole in the edge of the bottle cap. If you were making a bracelet, you will need a hole on each side. Use 2 needle nose pliers to pry the circle open and thread it through the hole.
There is the hole!
Thread your chain through the circle.
Ta DA! isn't it cute!
The bracelets are adorable!
You can also make an interchangeable bracelet by putting a washer on the bracelet and then putting a small magnet on the back of the bottle cap. It is amazing how strong that little magnet is. Then you can interchange your bottle caps with whatever you want.
I think these are very cute too. What if you made one in each of the Value colors! Oh, the possibilities are endless!!!
These girls are just the best! and come up with the cutest ideas! We have so much fun every Tuesday night! Have fun making your bottle cap jewelry!