Introduction: Super Easy Beer Bottle Cap Stone Chip Pendant

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Hey Fellows,

Now this is something very different than what you had seen me doing (The Lamps and lighting stuff :-) ). Change is necessary for creative juices to flow :) isn't it?. So this time I got my hands into some jewelry making. Long back I made this iBle as favorite because I loved it but later realized that getting those empty pendant or pendant covers was a real show stopper.

So after getting inspired the real challange was to get those empty pendants, sadly getting them shipped to india would have costed like 10 times more. One day I found a beer bottle cap and there my friend the hurdle was overocome.

Lets get started, its super easy,super cheap and fun.

Step 1: Stuff That You Will Need

  1. Some beer bottle caps, nicely opened so that they retain their shape.
  2. Some stone chips.
  3. Some super glue or fevi-quick.
  4. Some pointed metal object to make a hole or a small nail.
  5. Some wire about 2 inch.
  6. Round nose and flat nose pliers.
  7. A metal filer.
  8. OPTIONAL : Some acrylic black paint and a small brush

Step 2: From Bottle Cap to Pendant

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  1. Using a nail or pointed object, create a hole in the wall of the cap (Image 1).
  2. File the hole to smooth any pointed openings because of the hole (Image 2)
  3. Using round nose plier and flat nose plier create a wire loop(Image 3)
  4. Insert the wire in the cap hole and bend it so that it can not come out (Image 4)  

Step 3: Decorate Using Stone Chips

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  1. Before you start using the glue, think of a pattern by trying to arrange the chips in the pendant without glue.
  2. OPTIONALLY you can paint the inside of cap using acrylic black color to give it a metallic look.
  3. Now glue the first layer of the stone chips. Add more layers to make sure that cap background is not peeking out.
  4. Use a elastic or cotton string to hang the pendant.

And you are done, told you it was super easy :). Looks beautiful? Tell me what do you think about it.

Have fun

Comments

elliot5445 (author)2014-04-08

Could I use broken glass???

These stone chips does not have sharp edges so they are safe to work with. You can try using broken glass but you would need tiny pieces which might to too sharp to work safely and can be hazardous.

Thank you.

ccarreer (author)2013-04-26

Any tips on a safe, one-handed way to get the hole in the top of the bottle cap?

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)ccarreer2013-04-26

Sure. I have a screw driver set which has a pointed attachment for making holes. You can use a similar tool and press it against the inside wall with your hand and it should make a hole. or you can also hammer it lightly. Please see image below.
I hope it helps.
Thanks for stopping by.

lisz (author)Tarun Upadhyaya2013-12-05

or u can use a hole puncher :) i m using punvh like this http://www.photojewelrymaking.com/images/products/detail/bottlecap_punch.jpg

ccarreer (author)Tarun Upadhyaya2013-04-26

Cool! I'll try that out. Thanks!

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)ccarreer2013-04-26

You're Welcome. Have Fun :)

Lkymama (author)2013-07-01

Adorable idea...would modpodge dimensional magic work? I am curious to see. I am obsessed with it. Crossing my fingers. I have crushed see glass and hopefully they turn out half as nice as yours! Thanks!

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)Lkymama2013-07-01

I think it should, honestly I have not tried it. Be careful with the sharp edges of the sea glass, the stones chips commercially available does not have sharp or pointed edges.

Thank you so much:)

davjanke (author)2013-05-22

Where did you get the stone chips? Very nice by the way.

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)davjanke2013-05-22

I am glad you liked it :). I got them from a store that keeps tailoring & craft material. I will be honest it will be difficult to describe what type of store it is, because they keep almost everything I needed :)

shail_mehra (author)2013-04-12

Never thought that... can make a beer bottle cap so beautiful like this. Superb..!!!

Necessity is the mother of invention :). Thanks

gurtek (author)2013-04-03

:P nice

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)gurtek2013-04-03

Thanks :)

l8nite (author)2013-04-02

really pretty. Have you considered using clear acrylic paint instead of glue? I think it would give more depth to the finished "jewel"

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)l8nite2013-04-03

Thank you :). I actually used a transparent glue. I agree about the depth but never used a clear acrylic paint though, but I may give it a try. Thank you so much for stopping by and your suggestion.

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)2013-04-01

brilliant idea! simply beautiful, love'em :)

Thank you Muhaiminah :) I am glad, you liked it.

what's not to like! you're welcome!

Shubh V (author)2013-04-01

woww!!beautiful jewel art:-):-)

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)Shubh V2013-04-01

Thank you Shub :) Glad you found it and liked it :).

ChrysN (author)2013-03-31

They are so pretty, nicely done!

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)ChrysN2013-03-31

Thank you :) I am glad you liked it.

suayres (author)2013-03-31

Very handsome pendants, nice, clear instructable. Well done!

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)suayres2013-03-31

Thank you :) I am glad you liked it.

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)2013-03-31

I hope to come up with a rectangle version soon :-), stay tuned.

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