Bottle Cap Necklace

Bottle Cap Necklace - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Front View.

Bottle Cap Necklace - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Back View.

I used Red, Antique Gold, and Silver bottle caps.

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.

Supplies

Chain (found at local craft store)
Bottle Caps
1″ Hole Punch
Euro Punch Pliers
1″ Epoxy Dots
Needle Nose Pliers
Regular Pliers
Silver Jump Rings
Glue Gun

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.

Bottle Cap Necklace - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

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’. :)

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10 Comments

  1. Sabrina
    Posted July 18, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    I love your posts! Thanks!

  2. Rica
    Posted July 19, 2011 at 8:44 am | Permalink

    Very cute! Do you sell bottle caps? Also, will you do tutorial on how to put words on the bottle cap (ie: Mommy’s Girl)? Thanks.

    • Cherie
      Posted July 19, 2011 at 10:11 am | Permalink

      Rica, we do sell bottle caps. Here. To Put Mommy’s Girl in the bottle cap you would punch your paper circle out, then write with a sharpie (or any pen or marker you want) onto the paper circle. Then put the Epoxy Dot over the paper. Have fun!

  3. Rica
    Posted July 19, 2011 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    So, I can also put it on the top instead of the inside of the bottle cap, right?

    • Cherie
      Posted July 19, 2011 at 8:16 pm | Permalink

      I think it would be cute to do the top. If you felt like an epoxy dot is too bulky for the top you could put mod podge over the paper instead.

  4. Rica
    Posted July 20, 2011 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    Thank you!

  5. Rica
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 9:51 am | Permalink

    I ordered my bottle caps last night and I’m so excited to get them!

    • Cherie
      Posted July 21, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

      Good luck Rica!

  6. Brittany
    Posted July 23, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

    My girls would love this! And me too!

  7. Becky
    Posted August 3, 2011 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    Awesome! I love all of your ideas on your blog!!!

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