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« on: July 11, 2009 10:34:18 PM »

Does anyone know, or can explain how to curl the edges of bottle caps like I have seen some jewelry has? Thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2009 02:57:33 PM »

This is the way I do it-  put the bottle cap, open side down & printed side up, on a hard surface  (I use the cement floor of my basement).  Your pounding surface will probably get scratched and dinged so choose it wisely.  Then I whack it with a big rubber mallet.  The more you pound it, the more the edges will curl up.  It takes a little practice, if you pound it too much you'll end up denting the flat top.  I found my rubber mallet in the dollar store in the automotive department.

Bottle caps that have never been used as well as twist-off beer caps work best.  Caps that have been opened with a bottle opener always seem to crease down the middle on me.

Good luck!  Smiley
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