|Before: beer bottle caps|
For this project, we used bottle caps from beer made by the Lion Brewery in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. The bottle cap we used was red with a claw design. For added bonus, the inside of the cap has a puzzle. While in this project we covered the puzzle with the cuff link finding, we enjoyed figuring out the puzzles on each cap before we upcycled the bottle caps by making them into cuff links.
2 beer bottle caps
16-gauge round brass wire
|After: bottle cap cuff links by GeltDesigns|
Round nose pliers
Select the bottle caps. We used beer bottle caps, but any bottle caps will do.
File the edges of the bottle caps until smooth.
Make or select the cuff link findings. Old-outdated cuff links can be covered and used as findings.
Bend the second coil so it is parallel to the first coil. Bend the cuff
|Add arc to cuff link finding|
Glue the handmade or commercial cuff link finding to the back of the bottle cap.
Repeat to make matching cuff link.
Leave the bottle caps as they are or embellish with paint, finger nail polish, or decoupaged papers for a completely different look.
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"Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts: An A-to-Z Guide with Detailed Instructions and Endless Inspiration"; Martha Stewart Living Magazine; 2009.
Day 110. Month 5. Jewelry from Found Objects. $ spent: 0
Found materials: beer bottle caps
New Jewelry a Day.