Friday, May 01, 2015

Bottle Cap Beads


I started making some of these beads out of old bottle caps a few years ago.  I quickly stopped and lost interest when I realized how much work they were.  Recently, I ran into the few I had made and decided that I really loved them.  Now, I was determined to make enough for a necklace.


I made roundish ones that I drilled holes in to so I could string them for a necklace ... 12 ruined drill bits later, I achieved this.  I also made some that are somewhat oval in shape. I decided that soldering rings to these instead of drilling holes made more sense .... mostly because I was now out of small drill bits. Not quite sure what I'll do with these yet.


Now that I have that out of my system for the time being, I am on to other things ....

8 comments:

Carina said...

I would make the holes with a wizard hole punch http://www.rings-things.com/blog/2011/07/12/how-to-pick-the-best-metal-hole-punching-tool-for-jewelry/ rather than a drill.

Sandy said...

I love this! Great job.

Anonymous said...

These are quite lovely.
Doris - thphantom@aol.com

Sue Marrazzo said...

so so COOL

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the bottle cap beads. Would LOVE to own one, makes me happy when I look at them!:))))

Anonymous said...

My email is qw33nb@comcast.com if you ever decide to put them on Etsy. Love, Love, LOVE!

Aine said...

I love these rounded bottle caps. How do you get them so round? Is there a tutorial? Love you blog!

Sherry N. said...

I would love to buy some of these. How much are they? My e-mail is sherryn@clemson.edu

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