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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Bottle cap jewelry

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!


Kami @ Sweet Charli... said...

Those are super-cute! What a fun activity! Thanks for sharing!

silly eagle books said...

I love this! It turned out so cute!

Anonymous said...

Love this! Looks like they all had fun! Visitng from Night owl crafting. Would love to feature this on my blog this week. Come and visit!

Unknown said...

These are fabulous! LOVE all of the added embellishments!

concretenprimroses said...

Nice job. They are so pretty!

Teena said...

that looks like fun, and it's cute! <3

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Donene,
That was a really cute idea, and looks like the girls did a great job and had a lot of fun.
The finished necklaces looked really pretty.
Blessings, Nellie

Farah said...

Its really a fun craft and I think of buttons too like this...thanks for sharing such a happy craft...

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Wendy said...

I want to make these as gifts for my daughters upcoming birthday party and spent all day long yesterday on the web. Found the perfect picture and printed it out. I wish I had found your site first. I was trying to make it complicated and you showed me how easy peasy it can be. I love the idea of the brad. When I post them I will link you up! Thanks for making my life a little more simple!!!

Debbiedoos said...

So cute, and Fun!!~ I have a bottle cap belt...I love it...these are really fun the necklaces and bracelets.

Erika said...

Such a fun thing to do with kids, and not only, I'm sure of that! They turned out great! It is really a super idea to make pendants of those caps!

Leslie said...

What a great activity! I love the glitter! Thanks for linking to Hoo's got talent!

Laura said...

What an adorable idea. The girls look like they had fun!

Laura @ along for the ride
p.s. I have a blog party on Saturdays and I'd love it if you linked up!

Unknown said...

Oh, what a great idea!! I host a Library Craft time and I think this would be perfect for some of the older kids. Thanks for sharing and for coming to visit my blog and commenting!! :-)

Donna said...

My goodness! These are so darling!! I love them!

Kami @ Sweet Charli... said...

Thanks for stopping by our party this week and linking up this fun idea!!

LindseyRockers said...

that is such a fub idea! i'll have to do that with some of my nieces sometime!

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mle said...

Wow! the kids have all summer to make these now! thanks ; )

Unknown said...

How adorable and what a fun craft for the girls!

- - Sheryl - - said...

The girls are fabulous! I am going to make some as "hanging charms" on my mini albums. Thanks for the idea

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

These are adorable. What a great idea for a group of young ladies!!


Charity said...

Thank you for this tutorial. I have seen these around and would love to make them with my girls.
Now following!

Christina's Creative Side said...

Tooo cute!

Been reading through lots of your posts, and I'm about to be your newest follower. :)


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