Monday, June 2, 2014

Bottle Cap Beads

It's time once again for "T Day," the day to link up beverage-related posts with Elizabeth on her blog Altered Book Lover.  Today I want to share with you a two-minute video about recycled bottle cap beads, made in Minnesota (my home state) at a place called Trinket Foundry.  This is the first time I have ever embedded a video in a post.  I hope it works!  Here is the link, just in case.  http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yPLLqj7j-e8



I have no hand whatsoever in making these bottle cap beads, though I do like to buy them and use them in my art.  I just thought you might enjoy this video.  Happy T Day!

18 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Certainly not what I expected, these beads are adorable. I bet they would make an eclectic necklace or bracelet. Fun to see these being made, that's for sure.

Thanks for sharing them for T this week.

Vicki Miller said...

What a great way to recycle!

~*~Patty S said...

Very cool !
tfs the video
The Trinket Foundry (fun name!) sounds like a fun place...
Happy T Day
oxo

Ann Dolina said...

Very cool!!!

Divers and Sundry said...

i've seen jewelry made out of bottle caps but never beads. interesting video, thx :)

see you there! said...

Interesting. Never seen a bottle cap bead. I can imagine playing with some in altered art though.

Darla

Linda said...

love those beads-thanks for the vid! Happy T day too.

Super Stamp Girl said...

Hi Denise, those beads are SO COOL! I can think of a million fun things to make with them. Thanks for sharing!!

jinxxxygirl said...

That was amazing!! Those are really cute beads!!! Thank you so much for sharing!! Hugs! deb

Chrysalis said...

A great idea - thanks for sharing. Chris # 14 x

dawn said...

Hello and Happy T Day! What a neat video, I love bottle caps. Have always enjoyed seeing art made with them but haven't myself.
Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful day!

Nancy said...

The real meaning of 'hand made', I love the way they do these, very cool! Thanks for sharing the video on this T Tuesday :)

Ariel said...

Thank you for sharing the video. These beads look so beautiful.
Happy T day
Susan

Rita said...

OMG! My son is a Coke-lover and I could see making him some kind of key chain or do-dad with a Coke bead--LOL! The video imbedded for me, BTW.
Happy T-Day! :)

Halle said...

The first place I ever saw these was at MOA. I think it was a bead/mixed media shop. Ages ago. I never knew how they were made...thanks for the video!
Happy Tuesday!

Krisha said...

Very clever, and a good recycle project.
Happy T-day

Dianne said...

seems quite labor intensive...but they are really adorable! love them, so glad you shared the video...

Lynette Jacobs said...

Very cool. Bottle caps have never been a trend that have taken off in our parts.