Thursday, September 13, 2007

Testing...testing...1...2..

Our newest stretchy recycled bottle cap bracelet. Enviromental jewelry by Lani and Michael.
We've been trying to figure out bottle caps for a while now. Millions are dumped in landfills every day. They are small, but add up quickly. The problem is, there is plenty of bottle cap art out there. We just aren't big fans of any of it. I've seen caps that have been painted, glittered, glued, filled with photos, etc. (No offense to anyone who works with caps. To each his own.) I guess it goes back to my design roots. I appreciate the original artwork that someone designed for the cap to match the bottle's label. For me, that's what makes them cool. So we've been fooling around with a punch, trying to use the colorful caps in interesting ways and this is the first complete test piece. We took the sections of cap and domed them. They make some pretty nifty slide beads for this stretchy bracelet. We don't know if these will be offered for sale. I'm not satisfied with the quality of the punch cut yet, so I'm just going to wear this myself and see how I like it. Leave comments if you like the the look and we'll see if it is worth pursuing further. *Smiles* (*frowns* this post will knock Seamour off the first page! How sad!)

*update* We finished our first one for sale!!! Yay!! And it appeared on the front page of Etsy! You can see it here.

10 comments:

julie said...

oh... so you final figured it out... Very cool; I like it.
-Julie

GreenSpaceGoods said...

...kind of. I'm not 100% happy with them yet. The punch isn't cutting as cleanly as I would like. But it is a start. I sent you a convo through Etsy. I'll email you later. :)

crum_amanda said...

I like those. I've always had a thing for bottlecaps. I've seen some belts and stuff done with them, but what you've done looks much more finished and substantial.

Kellybot said...

It looks great!
There's someone who makes beads out of bottle caps:
http://glassgardenbeads.com/trinket-foundry/bottle-cap-beads/

GreenSpaceGoods said...

That totally sucks. We were just talking about doing the same thing with the puffed bead look. *sigh* I may just risk it and make them anyway. We were going to make earrings out of them. Thanks for the link, but I'm super bummed now.

Krazy Kate Designs said...

looks great to me!

Kellybot said...

Oh, didn't mean to bum you out. Just thought you might think they were cool too.

Constant Dreamer said...

I really like that bracelet. Even better than those beads.

Gabreial said...

I think these are amazing and very cool :o)

GreenSpaceGoods said...

Thanks guys! And it's ok Kellybot. Thanks again for the link. It is better to be aware that they are out there anyway. :)

 

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