Thursday, August 14, 2014

Bottle Cap Necklace Tutorial

By OldMarket

BottleCaps – I recommend getting them with rings already attached, unless you are going to use them for magnets. 

Chains – Ball Chains or string work quite nicely.

Epoxy Dome Stickers 

1” designs printed on regular paper or cardstock or scrapbook paper – Check out my fun designs on Etsy at OldMarket, sports teams and 4x6 printables at OldMarket Corner or my LDS designs at GreenJelloSalad.

1” hole punch or Scissors

Modge Podge – or any similar decoupage glue.

Paint brush

(All of these supplies can be found at most Craft Stores.  For a better deal, especially if you are making a lot, I recommend looking around on Etsy.  You can often find bottlecap/ball chain/epoxy sticker combinations for great prices.)


To begin, make sure you have all your supplies ready and set out.  Get your images printed out and use either the 1” punch or scissors to cut them out. 

If you are printing a collage sheet, you can use plain paper or cardstock.  Make sure you have them printed on a laser printer. 
“Paint” the flat surface on the inside of your bottle cap with modge podge. 

Place your image in the middle of your bottle cap.  Make sure you have it centered with the ring at the top.  Then paint another layer of modge podge over the top of your image.  

The Modge Podge will leave white streaks on the image, but they will dry clear.  Try to make sure there are no bubbles in the Modge Podge.  Set down the bottle caps and make sure they dry completely before moving on.

After the bottle caps are completely dry, place your epoxy sticker onto the top of your design.  

Press down firmly all over, especially around the edges.  

Be careful not to touch the sticky side with your fingers or onto any other surface.

Add a chain or string and you’ve made yourself a fun necklace.   

You can also add a magnet to the back, using a small amount of super glue. 
You can also go further by decorating your necklace with beads, either wire-wrapped around the split ring at the top or strung along the chain.  The ideas are endless.  

And to get you started, I'm adding a free page of 1" bottle cap designs.  This is just a sample of designs you can find at OldMarket on Etsy.  

To print , just left click over the side of the image (not on the P).  Then right click on the image and go to “save image as” then save in a folder as a jpeg.  The page is set up to print out on 8.5" x 11" paper.  When printing, make sure your printers settings are set for 8.5" x 11" (letter) size and the "fit to page" button is not clicked.

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