Retired - Bird in a Bottle Cap Necklace

PROJECT N629
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
You've probably seen a variation of this classic bottle cap necklace in a number of places and thought 'how cool!' Now learn how to make your very own for yourself and your friends. For more help with this project, watch our instructional video of this project.
Instructions
  1. Cut out one of your epoxy stickers from the sheet of 25. DO NOT PEEL OFF. Leave the front and back plastic protectant sheeting on for now. Looking through the clear sticker, move it around on your collage sheet and use it as a view finder to see what each image will look like. After you have settled on an image you like and can see where you are going to place the sticker, take the front protectant sheet off. Turn the sticker over and carefully peel off the back protectant sheet which is the one protecting the adhesive side. Try not to touch the sticky side at all or put down, just hold it by the rim. Place it sticky side down onto you image of choice. Press firmly to create a strong bond.
  2. Using a pair of scissors, cut around the epoxy sticker. Be careful to cut right to the edge of the sticker but do not cut the actual sticker.
  3. Spread a layer of Nunn glue on the backside of the cut out image/sticker. Turn over and place into the recessed area of the bottle cap. Press into place and let dry for at least 15 minutes.
  4. Find where you want the top of your bottle cap to be in orientation to your image. At this point, take your metal hole punch pliers and punch a hole halfway down the outer rim of the bottle cap, into one of the flared areas.
  5. Open a 6mm jump ring and thread it through the hole you punched in the previous step. Close the jump ring.
  6. Using flush cutters, cut your stainless steel ball chain to your desired necklace length. Attach a ball chain clasp to one end. Thread the other end through the closed jump ring attached to the bottle cap. Pull through and connect to the clasp.
  7. Yes, it really was that easy! Have fun making lots of these.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-2042 - Sky Blue Crown Bottle Caps Craft Scrapbook Jewelry No Liners (50)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-2001 - Stainless Steel Ball Chain Connector Clasps - Fits 2.4mm (10)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-2001 - Genuine Stainless Steel Ball Chain 2.4mm - Bulk Sold By The Foot
    Project uses 2 feet. You will need 2 packages.

  • XTL-9504 - Nunn Design Collage Sheet Song Birds For Scrapbook - Fits Patera
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-3094 - Antiqued Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 18 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9596 - 25 1 Inch Circle Epoxy Stickers Bottle Cap Pendants
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1031 - Nunn Design Glue Adhesive 2 oz. - For Patera Findings (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-0060 - Eurotool EuroPunch 1.25mm Round Hole Punch Pliers For Sheet Metal
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Ingredients PND-2042, FCL-2001, CHA-2001, XTL-9504, FJR-3094, XTL-9596, XTL-1031,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Stainless Steel Ball Chain Connector Clasps - Fits 2.4mm (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$1.69 / Package | SKU: FCL-2001
Stainless Steel Ball Chain 2.4mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$0.94 / Package | SKU: CHA-2001
Antiqued Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 18 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.99 / Package | SKU: FJR-3094
Nunn Design Glue Adhesive 2 oz. -  For Patera Findings (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 oz..
$13.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-1031
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700

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