I guess you guys all have the experience, that is to collect bottle cap.
But I have another idea, to make accessories.
Oh that is too cool!. And to think---- I usually toss mine away. Do you get them like that or do you file the wavy side down, and punch holes for the findings?
These are cute too!
When my daughter got old enough to start using some of my other beading tools we made many things from bottle caps. She still does- Most recently she has been filling with resin and embedding things to make charm bracelets. She also used a bottle cap as the "focal piece" and beaded each side with a double strand of various beads as a band (like a watch almost). She used beads that "matched" the bottle cap brand she used- Very cute and didn't look as "teenage" like as other types of these crafts.
magnets, key chains, straps, even a ring to wear!
A few years back I made checkers sets out of aluminum cans and used the bottle caps of the "can brand" as the pieces - A great gift by the way all with recycled materials (soda cans or beer- they were really hot item) (not a beading project on this one)
Bottle caps attached with jump rings for a purse strap on a purse that you make from can tabs or woven magazine pages, even denim jeans...
I do have a love for recycled crafts as well- LOL Thx for sharing! Show us the things you are thinking of doing. I would love to see them!
Wow! That's amazing. I look forward to spring every year so I can go garage saling. I get a lot of old, cool vintage jewelry that in its original state can pretty scary, but after I pull them apart and do something different with them, you'd never recognize them! This way I add to my stash without paying a fortune. It's fun, too. I've taken my finished pieces to show the people I got the jewelry from, and they're totally amazed because I've taken something dated (and usually, pretty tacky) and turned it into something very updated and pretty. (and not tacky! lol) It's actually pretty fun to pull them apart and give them a new lease on life.
I file the wavy side down and punch holes for the findings. In spare time, I like to do something interesting. :)
Thank you so much for the info!
They are very nice! lots of fun jewellery to do with it, we did that too, my niece came up with that idea, we made some earrings and pendants, bending the edges with pliers more outside, glueing pictures in it or drawing pictures on it, so possible to wear it both sides, glueing even little flat back strass on it, and covering it with nail studio gel. Big fun to play around with caps, now my father in law is collecting them for me, with stars on it.
Greetings Aunty Akoya
May the beads be with you!
Sounds great, as long as we love life, we can create something creative.
Would you like to show your work with us, hope we can learn from each other. :D