- bottle caps
- polymer clay (I use Sculpey Premo in white)
- spray paint
- metallic leaf, metallic powders, alcohol inks, stamps, etc for styling polymer clay
- hammer and nail
- jump rings
- wired ribbon
- super glue (I used Precision Glue Pen by Gorilla Glue)
Coat the outside with primer first and then coat with desired color.
I chose stainless steel.
Allow to dry thoroughly.
For those unfamiliar with polymer clay, it is an oven bake clay that comes in a variety of colors. In order to use it, it must be conditioned first and this is easily done by using a pasta machine. Slice the 2oz. block of polymer clay into four slices and pass these through the machine at the largest setting to soften. When all are soft, combine them together and condition until very workable.
To make these wine charms, I rolled my clay out at the largest/thickest setting and then folded it over on itself, thus doubling it. This made the clay thick enough to fill the bottle cap.
Once I had my clay conditioned and to the right height, I added some silver leaf and pressed it with a variety of stamps.
Bottle caps are about 1 inch in diameter so my stencil was made accordingly.
The second picture is to show the thickness of the charms.
I used a nail and a hammer to make two holes for the jump ring to slip into.