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« on: December 15, 2008 10:07:03 AM »

Hi. Ok so Ive been making magnets outta bottlecaps for awhile now but ive been noticing the growing increase of jewlery out of bottle caps. So my question is how?? I would like to know how to make holes and what materials other people use. Just all the little info would be great. lol

Also. I cant seem to find the glaze I like anywhere. Anyone have a favorite kind they like to use and where to find it. I am in Texas if that helps. But I used Klutz Glaze to cover my bottlecaps to keep them from damaging but I cant find just a bottle, you have to buy a whole craft set from capsters. So Just any information to help me get started again. Im selling them through my work place and they are now looking forward to the jewlery. Thanks in advance
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2008 06:13:50 AM »

Any help? Ive been trying to do a little more searching but i still cant find the answers. Sorry if this is a repost.
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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2008 05:23:16 PM »

I've made and sold bottlecap jewelry here on the east coast for nearly 6 years, but I won't tell you how I make MY holes, because I have a technique that makes nice, smooth holes, that don't warp the cap, dont' leave a scratchy point, and don't have to be filed.  But you can use an awl, a drill, a nail, a paper punch.  These will leave a rough, scratchy point that MUST be filed or it will catch on clothing and skin.

Asking for "all the little info" is like asking Colonel Sanders for "just the 11 secret ingredients" so that I can make your chicken.  "I know you have it all figured out, so why should I have to bother?  Now you can tell me, and then I can make what you make and sell it, too."

I don't mean to sound snarky, and I think I have only 10 pieces left, but really,asking for the little parts is the HARD part.  The little parts are what people have worked hard to figure out.  They are the tweaks, and the nuances that they have found that make the work the best it can be.

Now, if you search around craftster, I have posted my favorite toxic and non toxic bottlecap fillers )as have others)and the information about the glaze that Klutz uses. I think there are even some reviews about that which Klutz uses.
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