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« on: March 07, 2008 07:50:11 PM »

*edit* Ooops...maybe I should have listed this in the "reconstructed" section?  Not sure  Undecided
We always have so many of these bottles at our house!  And since I have to peel off the labels before I take them to the recycling center, I noticed that there was a cool pattern underneath the label. 
(...can anyone recognize what kind of beverage bottle this is from?)

It's from the VitaminWater drinks they have at every Kroger store (at least in the part of the U.S. where I live).

I used a stencil-cutter (a cheap ten dollar one, it can also be used for wood-burning) to cut off the ends of the bottle and then cut out the oval design.  The lines were already there...so I just followed them. The edges aren't sharp since they're melted. The centers (the parts that are now missing) also have a nice raised-dot pattern that I have used for another bracelet---I'll have to take a photo of that one, too.

I used a ruler to mark dots every half inch along both edges, and used the stencil-cutter to melt small holes.  I then threaded the holes with very thin copper wire and clear glass beads (the wire stays put so you can keep the "scalloped" look that I have here---just press your thumbnail against the wire to make the curves after you've threaded and secured all the beads). 

My hands are fairly small, so they had no problem fitting through the bracelet, and it's very flexible so I would imagine that others could fit into it as well.  Of course, if you look around you could probably find many other types of beverage bottles with interesting "pre-drawn" patterns on them Smiley   I just especially liked the very clear plastic on this one...it goes with everything that way.  It is fairly "chunky" in the way it fits, (I would guess it's about 5 inches in length) but since it's clear it doesn't look (or feel) bulky.

This one went so well (it's super easy!) that now I'm on the lookout for colored plastic bottles.
Maybe the green from sprite or mountain dew?---but yuck, someone else will have to drink the dew for me  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2008 07:58:10 PM »

this is the greatest.. It is lovely and a little retro

« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2008 07:59:26 PM »

This is so beautiful! Who'd've thought that a plastic bottle could be made into something so stunning?

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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2008 08:13:40 PM »

This is so beautiful! Who'd've thought that a plastic bottle could be made into something so stunning?

My thoughts exactly.  I never would have guessed that was from a drink bottle.

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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2008 04:56:35 AM »

Pretty! I would never have thought of making bracelets out of plastic bottles Wink Good job!

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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2008 05:25:23 AM »

This is absolutely stunning!  Wow!  What a gorgeous repurposing of a drink bottle!  I drank so much Vitamin Water and never saw a bracelet in the bottle.
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2008 09:23:39 AM »

that is lovely!  Shocked and a great way to use up plastic bottles, atleast most of it
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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2008 06:19:35 PM »

Vitamin Water!!!  Kiss

Your bracelet=  Kiss


I love your bracelet! It's cool!

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