When I saw "Confessions of a Tenage Drama Queen" I REALLY wanted her necklace, but I had no idea how to make it. So yesterday I realized I had all of the supplies and with my amazing skillz *COUGHLIESCOUGH* I figured out how to make it.
It's kinda sad it took me so long. lol. http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/6/17/73517/LaidOut.gifhttp://www.fileden.com/files/2006/6/17/73517/Necklace.gifhttp://www.fileden.com/files/2006/6/17/73517/OnNeck.gif
I match so well, don't I?
I think it may have looked better with gold chain, but gold is icky (plus I couldn't find any
). I do like how it turned out though. I want to make another one, but I don't think I have enough chain and I don't have any more matching bottlecaps!
EDIT: her's some more pictures of other ones I've made:
Lets see, we've got Bacardi, Kona (with the lizards), Crush, and two random ones. lol http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/6/17/73517/IM000039.JPG
Close up on one of the random ones:http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/6/17/73517/IM000041.JPG
I'm trying to make one to match anything I wear. I've made a few others, but I've given them away. Everyone is asking for them
Here's my [hopefully] temporary tutorial:
1. Pick out your caps. Obviously, right?
Anyway, depending on your proneness to error, you'll need three to... Uh... I dunno. Practice on some ugly ones before going for the real thing. It isn't terribly difficult, but it's not all that hard to poke a hole all the way through the edge.
2. Set up a station. You'll need your nails, a hammer and something to hammer into. I use the back of a cork place mat. A chunk of wood should do the trick, too. Just make sure it's something that you can hammer into.
3. Now take one bottle cap and pull the crimp back using these
tools (I have almost the exact same set only a different brand XD). http://bluestar.250free.com/tools.jpg
Use the rounded ones to grab it in one of the grooves and gently pull back. Move on to the next one, holding the cap with the other pair of pliers, or just your hand (If you're planning on doing multiple caps, I'd recommend gloves - it can get painful). After you have four or five, carefully grab it with the concave curved edge and pull back. Continue around until it's flattened.
4. Repeat on the other caps.
5. Now, let's pretend these look like bottle caps:http://bluestar.250free.com/Caps.jpg
Make a hole wherever there is a dot. Just lay your cap down and hammer the nail through the grooves. It isn't too difficult, but I would recommend practicing a bit to make sure you don't hammer through the edge.
You'll need at least 10 on the top two and 9 on the bottom, but you can add a few, if you like, for dangling chains.
6. Connect the holes like in the picture with your chain. Be careful not to twist it too much. You can use whatever length you want, but I use the number of chain links presented in the picture.http://bluestar.250free.com/chains.jpg
7. Attach extra chain and a toggle for your neck, and you're done
I hope that wasn't too confusing. If you have any questions, please, feel free to ask! I'm so happy you guys like these. Sorry about the wait. Please post pictures if you make one