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Topic: My Bottlecap Necklace EDIT 2: Now With Semi-Temporary Tutorial! (Pic Heavy)  (Read 10498 times)
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« on: October 29, 2006 12:02:07 PM »

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.gif

http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/6/17/73517/Necklace.gif

http://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 Cheesy).  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:

Izze caps
http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/6/17/73517/IM000046.JPG

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 Cheesy

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Here's my [hopefully] temporary tutorial:

1.  Pick out your caps.  Obviously, right?  Cheesy  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 Cheesy  

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 Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2006 12:23:56 PM »

Awesome!
I've seen many bottlecap necklaces but this one is so original.

I also agree with you...i am no fan of gold chain...i think silver is better.
Also, i don't think it matters whether they are matching bottlecaps or not..
It would look cool either way!
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2006 12:40:44 PM »

ooh, I like that! is there any way you could post a pic of the original?
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2006 01:14:07 PM »

Awesome!
I've seen many bottlecap necklaces but this one is so original.

I also agree with you...i am no fan of gold chain...i think silver is better.
Also, i don't think it matters whether they are matching bottlecaps or not..
It would look cool either way!
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I'm going to go to Walmart to look for some pop/beer with cool caps.    Everything I have no is either too similar or too diferent to look good together.



I have on cap from a bottle of Bawls, another from crush and two from some weird ale my dad drinks.

ooh, I like that! is there any way you could post a pic of the original?
http://www.hotflick.net/flicks/2004_Confessions_of_a_Teenage_Drama_Queen/004CDQ_Lindsay_Lohan_025.jpg
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2006 07:17:49 PM »

Love your necklace!!  The 'sun ones' would work well with the 'crush'. If you want caps, pm me I have over 1,000,000. Keep on re-cycling.  8)d
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2006 02:24:13 PM »

Love your necklace!!  The 'sun ones' would work well with the 'crush'. If you want caps, pm me I have over 1,000,000. Keep on re-cycling.  8)d

Man, you don't know how awesome that'd be!  My parents are afraid of my giving out my address though.  I showed them all of the swaps you've participated in, but they weren't convinced... 

I guess it's good they're worried about me.  A little frustrating, too, though. 

Thanks for offering!
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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2006 06:43:51 PM »

OMg those are so awsome! Could you post a tute?
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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2006 07:04:13 PM »

I second the tute please!!

I have a bunch of bottlecaps from my work and friends work (occupational hazards of bartending, shall we say?), but your caps are so much cooler!!
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« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2006 09:24:23 PM »

Sure, I think I can do that.  I'll see if I can do it tomorrow.  I'll try to gt pictures, especially for flattening out the caps.  I had a really hard time explaining it to my uncle and he was sitting right next to me.  Of course, he may have been contributing to my pile of beer caps if you get what I mean... lol

I wish I was a bartender just for the sake of getting my hands on the caps!  lol.  My Aunt gets them for me when she goes to the bowling alley though.   She asks the waiter/waitress for them and in an hour or so they've brought out 300 + caps! 

Most people seem to like Miller Light...  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2006 03:59:15 PM »

yours is so much better than the original!
and i got a question,
how do you put a hole in the bottlecaps?
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