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How to Make a Necklace out of a Sobe Bottle Cap

Updated on June 9, 2013
A representation of a necklace with a message on it.
A representation of a necklace with a message on it.

One of my favorite steps of this jewelry project

  • Is that if you have a collection of Sobe bottle caps then you get to choose what message you want to wear for the necklace.
  • Another one of my ideas that I came up with is if you don't want your bottle cap to look simple as a necklace then be bold and add some color to the bottle cap using watercolor paint of the color that you choose color the whole cap and then let it sit and dry for 15 minutes.
  • Then after you paint the cap with your favorite color you can feel free to decorate it also however you want to it's your choice! so do not limit yourself.

How to start off doing your first bottle cap necklace

One thing that I did not know about these Sobe bottle cans is that under each bottle cap there is a message of some sort about love, happiness, life in general and the reason of why I did not know about this before is because I've never drank a Sobe drink before sure I have only seen them before in ads in the street and in stores but that is it. Now that I know about this I am more motivated to buy one to taste it and see if they are really good.

Next step......

After you have finished with the whole of choosing your own cap inspirational phrase and decoration now comes the time to start building the necklace. First off you need to make a hole on top of the bottle cap a way that you can do this is by taking a metal rod and have it placed over the flames of the oven but make sure to move the lid as fast as you can while the lid is still warm when you are finished with that part it's time to get the hole ready with a plastic cover utilizing a safety pin go all the way while you are doing this process you can use a small knife and a wedge hole remember - the hole has to be good in size so that your chain is able to fit properly.

Make your bottle cap necklace look interesting not boring.
Make your bottle cap necklace look interesting not boring.

I you want with the scissors you can have the option to take away the rim off from the lid that way it makes your necklace more comfortable to wear and it also makes it look cuter. If you do end up doing this step then have a file at hand so that way you can take away any of the rough spaces that the cap may have but in my opinion I suggest that you do this since the rough spots in the cap are sharp and can otherwise hurt you in your skin while wearing it.

For the end of this creative necklace jewelry making.......

You can go on and by taking a cord you make a knot and tie it properly and tight so it wont come loose another object that you can use is a safety pin to tie it with a piece of string or somewhere else where you can be able to stick to it well.

Different projects that you can do with bottle caps

Precaution instructions that you must follow

When starting and while working on this necklace its important not to ignore the rules in order for the project to come out right, how you want it and for safety reasons.

Some of the things that can happen when not paying attention

  • You risk the chance of cutting yourself accidentally
  • The rod that is made out of metal can become hot so if you touch it by mistake you can burn yourself.
  • Really check that you do not stab your hand when doing this.

Materials that you will need

  • A bottle top
  • Metal Rod
  • Some scissors
  • Chain of some sorts (which ever type of chain you have available is fine)
  • Lot's of safety
  • Finally a safety pin


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    • VirginiaLynne profile image

      Virginia Kearney 4 years ago from United States

      I can see that you used an eye pin which is twisted to make the hole for the bottlecap to put on the necklace. That is a good idea but you might want to provide instructions. Also, if you have a metal hole punch you don't have to worry about any hot wire.

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      agapsikap 4 years ago from Philippines

      Interesting! Thank you for sharing, spotlight19.

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      Donna Herron 4 years ago from USA

      I've seen these bottle cap necklaces, but never knew how they were made. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!