Wine glass charms!!

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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.

Screen Shot 2014-08-25 at 12.13.35 PMI 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.

IMG_5776All you need is some beer caps, polymer clay scrap, hammer and nail, floral wire or jewelry eye pins and wine glass hoop.

IMG_5739Step 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.

IMG_5771Step 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.

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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.

IMG_5774Step 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.

IMG_5775And you have these cute and unique wine glass charms/markers ready to use for your next party!!

IMG_5777Hope you enjoyed the tutorial.

It can be a great handmade gift for Christmas or a friend who loves to wine!!

Have a great day!!

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About Nima

Hi, I am very delighted that you stopped by! Welcome to Creative ME!!! I 'm a wife to an amazing hubby, an Asian(Indian) native, nomad for a while and finally settled @ The Grand Canyon State in 2012. Our first 2 months of accommodation was in a hotel and that's when everything started. You must be wondering HOW? I was introduced to HGTV and started reading craft blogs. Ohh yes, PINTERST toooo and that is my fav! Well, inspired from these places, I started to DIY on budget and decorate our home. Whenever I posted pics of my projects on Facebook, everyone loved and gave many positive comments. Some of them also said I should not look for a job, instead start a blog or sell some of my projects ;) They thought I was doing something very cool!! That was a great motivation and I decided to tickle my creative senses to tame the stress monster ;-) And then, one day here is my blog , where I share my ideas and projects with friends, family and all other aspiring DIY-er's :) And if you like my blog, please come back and also don't forget to tell your friends :) Lastly, if you have a fun and functional craft or project or even a simple recipe I want to hear….please let me know and I can feature, down the line we will make Creative ME to WE..;)

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