Saturday, 7 February 2009

Altered Bottle Caps


I had a go at altering some bottle caps. I see one of them has a bit of black on the side - didn't notice it when I made - I must wipe that off!





Why is it that the smallest of things seem to take the longest time to do. I spent several hours over two days. This little one has a photo in it and I have 'bashed' the rim to make a frame. The 'pearl' looks lovely in real life. It came from a necklace that I bought in a charity shop this week. I have looked for months and never found anything suitable. This one had lots of little charms on it - too me ages to get this one off - but finishes it off nicely.




This is another vintage photo - the lady is collaged on to script.

And yes - this is the one I need to wipe off the little bit of black paint. I painted the backs of them black to hide the brand name.

11 comments:

Claireabelle said...

They are both fabulous Lottie. I love your ideas, where do you get them all!
x

Lil Sis said...

Well worth the time you have spent on them!

Flippinpest said...

Oooo I like these Lottie. How easy is it to do beady charm things? They would be great items to use on a bracelt too

Allotment Lady said...

These took me about 3 - 4 hours to make - but I am slow and clumsy. The hard bit was to put the photo inside and hammer the round edge into a square without obscuring the bit of the photo I wanted to show!

LazyKay said...

Lovely Lottie, I've failed at this so far.

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Paula said...

I LOVE how youve done these - how clever to shape them the way you have,I wouldnt have thought of that in a million years....hope I can 'borrow' that idea from you...please with a cherry on top!

sam21ski said...

WOW Lottie these are stunning, I love the way you've disguised and re-shaped these bottle tops, so they don't look like bottle tops at all - beautiful xxxx

Moira said...

These are fab, love them

ju said...

Brilliant - love these x

Rein said...

These are great!

Hazel said...

Love, love, love your bashed bottlecaps- it hadn't occured to me you could do that to them! Gorgeous stuff.