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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

25 Days {homemade} Christmas gifts-Day 2 Bottle cap necklace


Today's project is a bottle cap necklace pendant. And if you have never made jewelry before, this is an easy project. I have worn mine a couple of times and I got so many comments on it!

Here are the supplies I used:





paper-I used scraps
paper punch or scissors
epoxy stickers-1.99
bottle caps-new or recycled-about 2.99 for a new package
Glossy Accents-a glue found in the scrapbook section or Modge Podge
pliers
hole punch
jump ring
necklace to put the pendant on-depends on the type you get. Mine was $2.99
anything else you want to decorate it with, pens, markers, glitter.


If you use a recycled cap, make sure it's clean. Decide if you want your design on the inside or the outside of the bottle cap. Punch or cut your paper to fit.




Decorate your paper. To add it to the bottle cap, add a good bit of Glossy Accents to the cap and press your paper on to it. On the inside, make sure to put some Glossy Accents around the waxy part of the cap and in the middle. On the outside, make sure to wipe away any that squishes out.







When it's dry, use a Crop-a-dile or something else to punch a hole in the side of your bottle cap. Attach a jump ring. (These are in the jewelry section.) I took apart an old neclace that I didn't wear to get mine! When working with the jump rings, open and close them from side to side. Don't pull the ends away from each other! It makes it hard to get it closed if you do!




Put your necklace in the jump ring too before you close it, in case the necklace ends are too big to fit through the jump ring! Now, all that's left to do is wrap it up, if you decide to give it away! Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a Michael's gift card. Happy holiday crafting!

5 comments:

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

I love it! I made magnets and pushpins with the same type of bottlecap and glossy accents. Love them! You could also put pictures in there! Cute!

Beth said...

Very very cute. I know what some of my loved ones are gonna get for christmas now. thanks for the idea.

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Dreama said...

That's really cute and so popular these days. I've bought the magnetic ones at JUSTICE for my granddaughter. Now, I need to make her one. dreama 1947 at yahoo dot com

Beki Hilton said...

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Beki

Lucy said...

I gotta say, it looks like it would scratch the wearer :-} I'd be more inclined to make magnets out of them. Cute either way.