What a hoot! My friend and I spent more time visiting the WonderRoot Creative Reuse (wrcratl.wordpress.com/about) table than we did any other table at the recent Brookhaven Art Fair (a fabulous fair by the way).
WonderRoot Creative Reuse does many things regarding environmental awareness and arts and crafts in the community but what interested me at the time was that they take new and/or used art supplies and resell them at a huge discount (naturally, they're used ;) I'll be more inclined to let my stuff go if it's going to a place like this.
I started picking out specific beer bottle caps (25 cents a scoop) and gave up and just bought the whole container. Now that I've experimented with them (see bracelet below) I can donate them back for resale. How cool is that?!
Bracelet: 1) Cut ribbed rim from the cap as well as the plastic backing from underneath the caps 2) Trim the cap to a round circle 3) Using a dapper, dome the caps 4) Punch or drill a small hole on each side and dap again 5) Sand the rim of the domed cap and the edges of the newly drilled hole to eliminate sharp edges 6) Wash 7) Assemble caps using pre-purchased rings or wire them to together 7) Put a toggle on last and WA LA, the lightest bracelet you'll ever wear.
The first cap I picked out to use on the bracelet was from Magic Hat beer (due to migraines I seldom drink, I never heard of it before). Inside each cap is a different saying. This one said "always be kind to a creative mind". Destiny - I tell ya. I'm going to dome that one inside out.
Now I get that someone out there is thinking who in the world would wear something like that (I probably would have thought that). But folks - it's really, really, cute.
I'll make a video demonstrating how to make the bracelet if anyone's interested.
Fall is in the air - Atlanta is breathtakingly beautiful.