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Old 04-12-2011, 12:12
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Hello all. I have been off here for a little while but now I'm back yay!

Anyways my question is what all do I need to get started down the bottle cap route? I was just gonna order 50 caps but then I started seeing hole punches and lacquer and all kinds of things so I need to know what is the required tools for doing bottle caps. So if I want to use them on bows what do I have to have or if I want to use them on necklaces how do I go about that? They have like all of these weird things like split ring tools and split rings which I know what those are but why would I need them and all of that fun stuff.

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Old 04-13-2011, 03:25
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I am getting started on the bottlecap route too and this is what I know so far... you need bottlecaps.. you can get colored or silver. then you need images, you can make your own or you can buy them. You need some sort of adhesive for the image to stick on the bottlecap. ( I am going to use mod podge) You will need something to seal the image, like laquer, resin, epoxy dots. I am going to try 3d crystal laquer at first. Then you need the 1.8mm bottle cap hole punch to put a hole in the cap for the split ring. The split ring tool is made to help you open the split ring to get it between the hole on the bottlecap. (I don't have one yet but want to get one.) then you need neckaces (ball chains, ribbon cord, leather, rubber... etc.)

For bows you just need the bottlecaps, images and something to seal them. These don't need holes. Then you need felt furniture pads (1" round) to glue into the back of the bottlecap to make it an even bottom to glue to your bows.

You can use magnets on your necklaces or bows to make them interchangeable... this is what I have learned so far... HTH!
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Old 04-13-2011, 03:27
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oh yeah and you can use flattened bottlecaps or you can flatten them yourself if you like that look too...
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Old 04-13-2011, 10:52
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good info. thanks
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Old 04-15-2011, 02:55
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Great info and almost exactly what I use. The only things different that I do is that I seal my images after I print them to keep the ink from running etc. If you print them at Walgreens or Wal-Mart there is no need for this, but if you print the images from your home computer then you will need to seal. I use Mod Podge Photo Sealer and my local Wal-Mart carries it. Then the best glue I have found that dries quickly to adhere the image to the cap is just a regular glue stick that you use for scrapbooking. It is easy and dries within a minute or so. Also, you will need a 1" hole punch if you are making the images yourself. Be careful because some of the punches arent exactly 1" and could be too big or too small for your bottle cap. Then I use the ET Lite resin, which is a little tricky at first, but after practice it becomes easier and easier. It is kind of pricy, but I always get mine at MIchaels when I have a 40% off coupon or 50% off coupon and it makes a 16 oz. bottle set like $11 or something. I have done over 300 caps and still have more than half of the 16 oz. bottle left so it goes a LONG way. And last, I use the wooden furniture plugs that you can get at Hobby Lobby that I add to the back of the bottle cap when I am going to attach it to a hair bow. These are cheaper than the furniture pads and I have found that the furniture pads dont stick to the bow as well as the furniture plugs. At my Hobby Lobby the furniture plugs are back with the wood stuff. It is in a package of like 30 for $1.80. Hope this helps.

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I am getting started on the bottlecap route too and this is what I know so far... you need bottlecaps.. you can get colored or silver. then you need images, you can make your own or you can buy them. You need some sort of adhesive for the image to stick on the bottlecap. ( I am going to use mod podge) You will need something to seal the image, like laquer, resin, epoxy dots. I am going to try 3d crystal laquer at first. Then you need the 1.8mm bottle cap hole punch to put a hole in the cap for the split ring. The split ring tool is made to help you open the split ring to get it between the hole on the bottlecap. (I don't have one yet but want to get one.) then you need neckaces (ball chains, ribbon cord, leather, rubber... etc.)

For bows you just need the bottlecaps, images and something to seal them. These don't need holes. Then you need felt furniture pads (1" round) to glue into the back of the bottlecap to make it an even bottom to glue to your bows.

You can use magnets on your necklaces or bows to make them interchangeable... this is what I have learned so far... HTH!
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thanks for the info ladies. i am just starting out making these too. where do u guys get your stuff to make necklaces? the ball chains, etc?
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Old 04-15-2011, 03:36
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if you print at home use mod podge to seal it so they don't bleed then apply your et lite or what ever choice your going to use as you sealer... there are the resin domes that some love but me personally i dislike them my 2 & 3yr old can pull them right off.


I print my pics out professionall like at walgreens, cvs, snapfish ecttt & i use a xyron sticker maker skips the step for mod podge.
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thanks for all the great info ladies i was looking at doing some of these as well!
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I got my necklaces from group buys...
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Old 04-16-2011, 09:59
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I'm glad I saw this thread, I was at Michaels last night and walked past bottlecaps and wanted to get some stuff to get started, but realized I have NO idea what I need, and I keep hearing stuff about resin, but what exactly do you do with that and I saw some bottle cap rings there too, so where do you put the image? Ive seen them on the inside, or i guess you'd call it the underside and some on the top. And when you ladies say that you have your images printed off, how do you get them to print in circles? Is that a software that you use or something? thanks ladies
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