Bottle Cap Beads

Ok....  I have literally exhausted every avenue I can.  All I can find are already done bottle cap beads and their finished jewelry.  NO WHERE have I found the instructions on how to actually make the beads themselves.  I need help.  This is driving me INSANE!  Basically you take to bottle caps(and MAYBE you round em out with a ball peen hammer)  Then you weld? glue? them together and drill holes thru them.  I have hundreds and hundreds of bottle caps for this project.  All I need are the instructions to do this project.  I am begging anyone out there who knows of, or has made these please, please...  Write me here, communicate with me telepathically....  Something..  Anything!  I am begging my fellow Instructians for assistance!
Thank you in advance!!

P.S.  I am posting a picture of what the finished things look like.  Some have the wavy edges and some don't   I don't care if they have one of the other.  I just need to make these guys!!

Picture of Bottle Cap Beads
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mamaw193 years ago

you use a jewelry dapping block and punches the block has concave recesses and the punches have ball ends you place the Bootle cap in the block and you hit it with punch and hammer until it is rounded then solder 2 together a nd drill holes it is tedious processs

Mrballeng3 years ago

Sparticles4 years ago
I think it is just this:

But instead of coins, you do it with two caps and just solder them together.
JosiePosie76 (author)  Sparticles4 years ago
I will check it out! Thank ya Sparticles!!!!
Kiteman4 years ago
That looks like a soldered or brazed joint, but basically you're right.
JosiePosie76 (author)  Kiteman4 years ago
If you come across any how to's please let me know.
You might try asking Mr Balleng - he has skills in this area.
JosiePosie76 (author)  Kiteman4 years ago
Thank you! I will hit him up!!!
You might try asking Mr Balleng - he has skills in this area.