Bottle Cap Necklace Tutorial

Monday, August 30, 2010

These bottle cap necklaces are great for boys and girls and they make terrific party favors like the ones we did HERE. I'm telling ya they love 'em!

Before we get started here are a few notes about the bottle cap artwork. The artwork for this tutorial needs to be either printed on a color laser printer or at a local photo lab (like pictures) and it needs to fit in a 1-inch circle. Do not use an inkjet printer!!! The ink will run! You can create art on a photo editing program like Photoshop or you can purchase pre-made designs. A very BIG Thank You to Sincerely Susan for providing all of the bottle cap art for this tutorial.


Bottle Caps Drill (not pictured

1/16 Drill Bit

File or Sandpaper (not pictured)

Bottle Cap Art (have this printed ahead of time)

1 inch Circle Puncher

Glue Stick

Diamond Glaze

Small Split Rings

Ribbon and/or Ball Chain Necklace

1. Drill a small hole on the edge of the cap using a drill and the 1/16 drill bit. File or sand the backside of the hole as the edges will be rough and sharp. Set the cap aside.

2. Punch out the artwork using a 1-inch circle puncher.

3. If the artwork was printed at a photo lab peel off the back layer of paper. This will allow the glue to adhere better. Skip this step if the artwork was printed on a laser printer.

4. Apply glue to the backside of art with a glue stick.

5. Stick art to bottle cap. Ensure that artwork is aligned with the hole that was drilled earlier. Wouldn't want it upside down.

6. Apply Diamond Glaze, use the tip of the Diamond Glaze to move glaze around to cover the entire area. Squeeze out more as needed. Pop any bubbles with a straight pin and allow to dry. This will take a while (overnight). Do not shake Diamond Glaze as this will cause unwanted bubbles.

7. Once dry add a split ring through the drilled hole and add a ribbon or ball chain. Note: You can carefully put a flame to the ends of the ribbon to prevent it from fraying. It will slightly melt the ends.

All Done!!! Simple enough right? Enjoy and let us know if you try it.

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  1. I heard that diamond glaze is good stuff. Thanks for the tutorial! Your necklaces turned out really cute.

  2. Those are cute! They sound easy too. Did you get matched up with them from Totally Tutorials?

  3. Oh wow!! You're so crafty :)

    PS-Love the song in your blog, "This is a Call." :)

  4. Wow, that is seriously too cute!! great job! Stop on over for a visit sometime:)


  5. Hi, Great tutorial, thanks. I posted something similar on scrabble tiles for school fundraising a few weeks ago. We did it last year for our school and it went really well. I bet bottlecaps would too! Malia

  6. What a lovely tutorial!! I played around with some bottle cap jewelry a while ago. . . but yours turned out WAY better!! I'll have to try it again your way :]

  7. So cute! My girls would love them!

  8. Awesome!, thanks for the idea and tutorial, I always wanted to do something with those bottle caps, I'm so doing this!

  9. what a cute party favor idea!! i am definately pairing this idea up with the fishie bag soap. can't wait to get started!

  10. Thanks for your comments! Glad you like it.

    Lucy I love your idea about pairing it with the fish soap! Blessed by Designs has some cute fish art too! Find it here

  11. What a unique party favour! I love the cupcakes! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Too cute! And so simple, I love it!

  13. How cute!! I really need to try and make some of those.

  14. I love these! They would make great party favors... I'm picturing a soda pop themed party that could be just adorable. Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. Great tutorial!! Those would be awesome for parties and sleepovers...which we do often at my house. I'm always looking for fun things for the girls. :)

  16. Thank you so much for posting this how-to. That seems so simple. visiting from Show Your Stuff.

  17. I loved this tutorial and i'm already a fan of your blog.. and a follower, of course ;-)

    Best whishes

  18. I was just thinking about making some of these with my oldest. I love the #5 one! She just turned five! She'd like that! :) I have all the other items too-- so maybe this weekend we'll have a fun project! :)

    Thanks for sharing!

  19. Oh my goodness - how cute are these! I love those little turtles. :) Stopping by from TT&J. Have a terrific Labor Day!

  20. WOW! These are incredibly cute!! I am impressed :) Thanks for sharing!


  21. WOW, love these, fabulous, the results are really great!

  22. Really cute - I love those turtles:)

  23. Love, love, love these! Your work is so inspiring!

  24. These are absolutely ADORABLE...they'd be so cute attached to the zipper of a backpack too! I love Diamond Glaze too, great stuff!

  25. These are so totally adorable!! You have a lot of patience! lol
    Love your work.
    Thanks for stopping by.

  26. Delighted that I found your site, fantastic info. I will bookmark and try to visit more frequently.