I’m not one who likes to collect. I like to keep things simple for the most part.
Except when it comes to Jewelry! I love to have a lot of options. A great necklace can make a t-shirt and jeans look amazing!
You can give an outfit many different looks with jewelry. I also love to have one of a kind pieces, which is why it is so fun to make my own.
I first decided how many bottle caps I wanted to use. (My necklace has 11).
I punched out 11 circles out of some scrapbook paper I had laying around.
I glued the Paper circles to the bottle caps.
I put the glue on the bottle cap.
Then put the paper circle over the glue.
Option: You can write something or draw a little picture on the paper to personalize the necklace. When I was a little girl I loved best friend necklaces. How cute would it be to write the girls’ names and BFF 4Ever?
You could make it a “Mommy” necklace and put each child’s name on a bottle cap. You could make one for a wedding gift and write the couple’s names and the wedding date. The possibilities are endless!
I put a 1″ epoxy dot over the paper. The epoxy dot has a sticky back, so you just peel it off the plastic and place it on. They make the necklace look really professional.
With Euro Punch Pliers I punched a little hole in the rim of the bottle cap.
See that cute little hole? The Euro Pliers make this effortless.
I opened up a jump ring using needle nose pliers.
I put the jump ring through the hole in the bottle cap and a link in my chain. I clamped the jump ring closed with regular pliers.
My chain had pretty big links. I put each bottle cap 7 links apart.
There are a lot of ways you could make your own bottle cap necklace.
You could do a necklace with just one bottle cap using 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon instead of a chain.
You could add more bottle caps and put them closer together.
You could use any kind of paper you want, or no paper at all. The bottle caps would still be cute all on their own. 🙂
The bottle caps on my necklace turn over when I move. Sometimes you see the back, sometimes the front. It has a cute little clinky sound when I walk too.
This Necklace cost me about $6.00 to make. (Not including the tools). I bet there are a lot of people who would spend a lot more than that to have their very own, one of a kind, personalized necklace. Just sayin’. 🙂