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« on: February 05, 2011 12:19:35 PM »

i went to multiple stores, decided on a hideous jacket, but when i went back for it, it was gone! i decided i needed a frame for my new cross stitch that i got from my last craft swap. i found this LOVELY one for $7

the print was copywrited in 1977. you can't see it in the picture, but it was also very faded and had a dark ring around the edge where it was under the frame. i knew immediately that i finally found a use for my bottlecaps i have been collecting for years.

about 80 bottle caps to fill the inside, but that wasn't enough!

ahh, that's more like it!

finally, a new home for the awesome cross stitch made by technogoddess for the always sunny craft swap



i felt the need to keep the original print. if you look closely, you might be able to see the darker, non-faded part.

about 150 bottlecaps total. thanks for looking! this is an awesome challenge!
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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2011 12:52:46 PM »

that's great! really original and way way nicer than when you started!
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2011 02:36:06 PM »

This is truly awesome. Nice job!
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2011 06:09:53 PM »

I really like the look of the flattened bottlecaps in the recess of the frame. They work so well with the silver too!
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2011 07:15:04 PM »

Excellent use your collection -- I need to drink more beer, lol.

Really nice concept and great looking frame (which I would not have said before you got your hands on it).
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2011 01:56:16 PM »

This is really fantastic!  I love how it's not the usual bottle cap frame, but still obviously bottle caps.
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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2011 02:32:26 PM »

 Cheesy Fantastic! I really, really like it Smiley The cheery colours of the bottle caps is fab.
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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2011 11:18:43 AM »

I have a ton of bottle caps at home... this would be a great project!
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« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2011 02:39:07 PM »

thanks everyone! my friends all made fun of me for saving bottle caps... turns out i'm cooler than they thought!
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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2011 04:58:47 PM »

Hot dog! This is cool! Love how the frame works so well with the x stitched piece!  Wink
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