|Before: Bottle cap|
Today's project began as a collection Vintage Seltzer bottle caps. We kept the necklace plain because we liked the bright colors..... but the design is easily adapted by filling the inside of bottle caps with resin or polymer clay or embellishing the outside of the bottle caps with paint, ink or even stickers (as we did when we made our holiday inspired earrings in December 2010).
|After: Bottle Cap Necklace by GeltDesigns.com|
18-gauge brass wire
Drill and bits
Round nose pliers
Chain nose pliers
Steel bench block
|Drill bottle caps|
|Feed wire through bottle cap|
Repeat to create needed number of bottle caps. the number of bottle caps needed depends on the size of the bottle caps and the length of the necklace.
|Attach the bottle cap links|
Attach the links using chain nose pliers.
Feed the 18-gauge brass wire through the final drilled bottle cap in the chain. Make a very small loop at the end of the wire. Form the hook portion of the hook and eye clasp. Create a loop on the other side of the bottle cap as you did for the bottle cap links. Attach the hook to the last bottle cap.
|Finished plastic bottle cap necklace|
Place the hook of the clasp on the steel bench block. Hit the hook with the plastic mallet to harden the wire and allow the wire to retain its shape.
Make Chanukah Menorah Earrings from Plastic Bottle Caps
"Fantastic Recycled Plastic: 30 Clever Creations to Spark Your Imagination"; David Edgar, Robin A. Edgar; 2009.
Day 103. Month 5. Jewelry from Found Objects. $ spent: 0
Found materials: bottle caps
New Jewelry a Day.