Bottle Bottom Pendants

29 Aug

I made these today with my friends.

My mom found a cool blog (http://knit1slip1.com/jewelry/) that showed  how to make beads out of plastic bottles.  We were going to recycle the bottoms of the bottles, but I liked the designs and decided to try making pendants out of them.  They turned out cool. But you need an adult to help with this craft!

Materials

  1. Plastic Recyclable Drink Bottles
  2. Sharpie Markers
  3. Candle
  4. Jump Ring
  5. Scissors
  6. Needle Nose pliers

*We used a Dremel drill to put a tiny hole in the plastic for the jump ring.

 Directions

  1. Cut bottom off of a plastic drink bottle.
  2. Use Sharpies to color inside of bottle bottom.
  3. Grip edge of bottle bottom with pliers.
  4. Carefully hold it over flame until cut edges curl under.
  5. Set on a heatproof surface (like a trivet or a ceramic plate) to cool.
  6. Use drill to put hole in pendant for jump ring.
  7. Thread jump ring through hole.

Note: Work in a well ventilated area.  The plastic will give off some fumes when melting and we can’t know for sure, but you probably shouldn’t inhale them!

 

 

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5 Responses to “Bottle Bottom Pendants”

  1. nancy Kennedy September 1, 2010 at 11:29 pm #

    so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I have to try.
    MCK

    • kamikinard September 4, 2010 at 10:45 pm #

      You should try, they’re awesome!

  2. Emma September 3, 2010 at 7:59 am #

    I love your pendents! What a great idea to reuse even more of the bottle. I’m glad you and your friends had fun. Now, between us we only have the top and the bottle cap left to reuse. I’d better get my thinking cap on.

    p.s. I really like you blog 🙂

    • kamikinard September 4, 2010 at 10:42 pm #

      I wouldn’t have thought of it if we hadn’t seen your blog!

      CLM

  3. nancy Kennedy September 19, 2010 at 8:53 pm #

    i know!!!!!
    mck

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