Thursday 26 July 2012

What goes around..

...comes around, or so they say.  A few years ago bottle tops were IN.  We were all flattening them at the drop of a hammer and using them in our crafting.  Then they went out of fashion, as we all moved on to other things. 

 I came across a bag of  them, bought from the home-brew shop ages ago, and decide that they would be great as jewellery, and as they are circular, they would qualify for inclusion in the Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog Challenge for July

I flattened these with my Big Shot, then gilded them with antique gold Rub 'n' Buff.  I made the holes for the jump rings with my Tim Holtz drill punch - it was slightly less fiddly than the Crop-O-Dile.  For the inserts, I stamped a text stamp onto plain white paper with Flitterglu- Jinkies, that stuff is STICKY-and applied gliding flakes.  Then I went and washed the Flitterglu off my hands.  I coloured my stamped and gilded paper with Butterscotch Adirondack and Tea Dye Distress Ink pads, then die-cut the circles to fit into the bottle tops, and went to wash the Flitterglu off my hands. 
Last job before assembly was to stick the paper discs down and cover them with clear epoxy stickers (remember them?)    After that I washed the Flitterglu off my hands, linked the bottle tops together with some chain, and ta-dah!  a necklace fit for Lady E!


The Scrapbook Lady UK said...

Brilliant idea - i had forgotten bottle tops too! love the idea of flattening them with the bog shot! I would never have thought of that. jenx

Zuzu's Blog said...

super idea for a circle theme. great vintage altered looking "bling"