Thursday, January 04, 2007
I love using recycled items in my work, so started with used bottle caps that i sanded down and aged using a rusting solution. then i cut circles from decorative paper using a circle punch and stamped mini tags with a text stamp using staz-on black ink. i attached eyelets to the tags and tied thread bows through them. i printed out the word "believe" on the computer and them assembled each mini-collage before gluing them into the bottle caps. i used resin (my first time using this stuff!!) on top of the assembled bottle cap collages to seal and protect them. to make the bead dangly, i drilled a hole in the bottom of each cap and then put a jump ring through it. i then strung beads onto a length of copper wire, twisting it as i went to secure them. then i just attached the beads to the jump ring and closed it! easy!!
Posted by Ruth Rae at 8:14 AM