When I saw this item on etsy, I was very impressed on the how well the bottle caps were used. I couldn’t wait and wanted to make something similar. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the material(flattened bottle caps,epoxy,stamps etc) used to make these beautiful and unique charms.
I looked for some alternatives and thought why not use the left out polymer clay pieces. I couldn’t wait to try and made some cute wine glass charms with polymer clay and beer caps.
All you need is some beer caps, polymer clay scrap, hammer and nail, floral wire or jewelry eye pins and wine glass hoop.
Step 1 : Using nail and hammer create a hole to the beer cap. Most of the bottle caps have plastic sealer/liner, you need to take it off as we would be baking these with polymer clay. It takes little time but don’t worry if you are not able to get all of it out.
Step 2: You can use a jewelry eye pin. I used floral wire, cut into aprox 5 inch length and using round nose pliers made similar to eye pin and insert to the cap. Cut off any excess wire. If you don’t have nose pliers, you can use skewers or toothpick.
Step 3: Using the scrap polymer clay fill the caps making sure it is covered well without any gaps. To remove fingerprints and to get a texture I used a kitchen towel and rubbed over it.
Step 4: Bake for 20 minutes @ 270 F(130 C). Let them cool completely and they are ready to decorate with sharpie markers or acrylic paints. I kept them simple.
And you have these cute and unique wine glass charms/markers ready to use for your next party!!
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial.
It can be a great handmade gift for Christmas or a friend who loves to wine!!
Have a great day!!