Friday, November 4, 2011

Bottle Cap Necklace Tutorial {Handmade Holidays 2011}

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The Introduction:
If you are hopping along with us today: You should have come here from Jennifer Priest's blog. If you did, you are in the right place! Welcome!
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If you are one of my regular readers: Thanks for coming back! I love having you! Please join along in the hop - you can start at the Clearsnap blog.

Welcome to the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!!!

Calling all crafters! We’ve gathered designers from some of our favorite manufacturers to show you ways to create something from the heart this holiday season. This 3 day Hop includes over 60 stops with inspiration brimming from every corner. Explore all thoughtful and frugal handmade gifts you could make for the holidays, all in one place on this Hop!

Each day we will be sharing a brand new list of blogs with brand new projects for you to explore, be inspired by, and create from!

The Hop List:

Hampton Art
Donna Salazar Designs
The Twinery
Authentique Paper
Glue Arts
Sherry Cheever – Graphic45
Claire Towle – Hampton Art
Emily Leiphart – The Twinery
Andrea Budjack – Glue Arts
Lesley Langdon – Spellbinders
Daniela Dobson – Clearsnap
Natasha Naranjo Aguirre – Donna Salazar Designs
Lisa Day – Glue Arts
Lynne Forsythe – Zutter
Jennifer Priest – Clearsnap
Tifany DeGough – Authentique Paper <-- are="" br="" here="" you="">Holly Simoni – Spellbinders
Fleur Smith – Zutter
Stephanie Johnson – The Twinery
Robyn Weatherspoon – Clearsnap

The Details:
To sweeten to Hop, Authentique Paper is offering a gift for one lucky hopper!

How does one of the 6x6 Bundles from EACH of Authentique Paper's current 7 collections sound?
{They'll even throw in a few other Authentique Paper goodies as well!}

Leave a comment on each blog along the hop to be be entered to win a prize pack from one of the participating manufacturer sponsors (including this great prize pack shown above)! The winners will be chosen randomly from all comments on the manufacturer blogs AND the designer blogs.
{Authentique Paper winner must have a US/Canada address.}

Blog comments close on Nov 7, 2011 at 11:59 PM {PST}.

The Project:

This is a very simple (& quick!) project that can be customized in many ways - perfect for one-of-a-kind handmade holiday gifts!

Step One:
Take a bottle cap and create a hole. (You can get new bottle caps or re-purpose a bottle cap from a drink you've enjoyed.)
{I prefer to use either a Fiskars Craft Drill or a Crop-A-Dile Big Bite for this step.}

Step Two:
Take a circle squeeze punch and punch out your Free Bird Series patterned paper from Authentique Paper.
{The Fiskars Round N Round Squeeze Punch in Medium is what I used to punch the Blush patterned papers.}

The papers from Authentique Paper are great for these necklaces because they add a beautiful layer of texture.
{And with all the colors and patterns in the Free Bird Series you will be able to find something that suits everyone on your list.}

Step Three:
Add embellishments to your punched circles.
I've created some tiny rolled roses from the Free Bird Series Blush papers and I've also used some pre-made embellishments like pearls and a resin flower.
You can also add charms or even a tiny photo.
Let your imagination go wild!

Step Four:
Add a ribbon, twine, or anything you want to use as the necklace.

Step Five:
Adhere your finished circle into your bottle cap.
{Use something like Glossy Accents for a very strong hold.}

{Just a note: If you would like to make your necklaces weather-proof you will need to cover the inserts with something like Glossy Accents.}

My daughter was my model for these necklaces and she's already claimed one of them and is trying to get me to give her the be sure to make extras for your daughters to enjoy!

Cheers to creating gifts from the heart this holiday season!

The Next Stop:
Holly Simoni 's blog

Patterned Paper: Authentique Paper (Free Bird Series - Blush);
Twine: The Twinery (Blossom);
Pearls: ZVA Creative
Other: Kraft Outlet (Bottle Caps, Twill Tying Tape); Maya Road (Resin Flower - Cream);
Tools: Fiskars (Round N Round Squeeze Punch, Scissors); We R Memory Keepers (Crop-A-Dile Big Bite);


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Gloria L. said...

Very sweet!

Deb said...

What a clever idea!

Tania said...

Thinking that I may have to make one of these cute bottle cap necklaces for my daughter. Thanks for sharing.

Melita said...

beautiful necklaces!

Terri said...

beautiful necklaces Thank you

Carisa said...

too cute - i have GOT to make some of these for my girls.

MC said...

What a cute idea. Wow, haven't tried using my cropodilebig bite tobpunch through metal yet but glad to know it can! I guess I better start follecting my husband's bottle caps.

LynneM said...

About to start my Thanksgiving cards today - thanks for the inspirations!

Jennifer said...

My daughter loves bottlecap necklaces (so do I!) Thanks for giving us a great and easy way to make them!

Jennifer said...

Is there a way to follow you via email?!

Amanda said...

I am crazy about Authentique paper! My only problem is that I don't have enough! Love the bottle cap necklaces!

Kim C. said...

Love the necklaces they are gorgeous. Thanks for the tutorial.

lindaplus3 said...

what a cute project.. simple yet elegant :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

DH said...

this hop is fun! too many cool project ideas

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Jenifer Leone said...

The girl in white t-shirt looks beautiful with bottle cap pendant. My friend asked -: Would you want same like that i said yes and she recommend me this source-: Bottle Cap Necklaces. And today i got 3 new pendants.

Mandy Byron said...

These are wonderful! I love the embellishments you added. Amazing you can make something so elegant and nice out of a metal bottle cap! Glad I've found your blog.

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