Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Hitting The Bottle

.....well at least the top of the bottle!



I found myself working with bottle caps lately. Not that I needed another hobby, but got an idea in my head, so purchased some supplies and away I went! I took a photograph of each one of our cats and made bottle cap pieces. I knew a charm bracelet would be too small to put them all on, so designed this neckpiece. The intent was to put it on display to raise awareness and funds for The Pet Orphanage. I help out at the low cost spay and neuter clinic and have become one of their board members recently.

I thought I was smart photographing myself wearing my newly made piece in a mirror. It wasn't until later that I realized I could read the letters backwards on the center bottle cap! LOL Well, at least you can see that it drapes nicely! I finally photographed it again laying it out flat on the same shirt.

This is the only way I can get a group shot of all of our cats at the same time! LOL Now If I could just get them all to smile!



I decided to do a reverse and put the cat's names on the backs of the caps.



I did zipper pulls....



and I did key chains....



Even though I am a cat purrr-son, I couldn't help but do some dogs too! These are my mom's fur babies. I shall save this and give it to her for Mother's Day.



I also made a bracelet for my niece with her three "boys" on it:)



Then I was working on some letters. Love these colors!



And then had to do some scrabble tiles too! I love these typewriter keys!



Now to put cords on them and have them ready for the local up coming craft fair and when I get time, to put some up for Etsy. If you are interested in helping out the Pet Orphanage, let me know and I shall get back to you for details and pricing. Just email me at needlewings@yahoo.com and put Pet Orphanage in the heading. Our fur people are depending on us.

I have a Blogoversary coming up in a couple of weeks!!! Time has flown and this is my fourth year! (OOPS, I said third earlier, I guess it really has flown!) I shall give away a bottle cap creation with photos or initials on a key chain for the winner in their choice of colors. All you have to do is to sign up as a follower if you haven't already and or leave a comment. I shall do the drawing in a couple of weeks! Good luck in the draw!

22 comments:

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

You have been a very busy artist and drinking a lot of POP! :O)! These are so wonderful and I love the variety of the projects you have worked on. Bravo! Has it been almost three years? Thank you for all you have shared. Imagine and Live in peace, mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

New End Studio said...

Gorgeous new items and wonderful sentiments, too.

Nicola said...

Wow you have been very busy, I'm loving these bottle cap pieces they really look so pretty the bracelet for your neice is gorgeous! I'm sure she loves it! And your scrabble tile pendants are so pretty, really beautiful work! :0)

Janine said...

This is so pretty and really inspiering.
That is really lovely.

PeggyR said...

WOW the necklace is stunning! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Deborah said...

These are all gorgeous! What a great idea!

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

Wow this is amazing!! How great is that. I have used bottle caps once or twice as embellishments on scrap book pages but these are stunning. I'm sure there's a market out there for these - have you thought of putting them on e-bay?
Rebecca x

Sherry Edwards said...

Wow Wanda, you have been busy - and anyone would think you like cats!!!! LOL.

Love your cat necklace - and other pieces too. Bet all the recipients will love them - and best of luck with the craft show!

Netty said...

I love your idea of a bottle top necklace, its terrific. Love all your other pieces as well. Thank you for sharing. Annette x

Twiglet said...

A fab way to use your bottle tops!!
Just want to make sure all our blog friends get the chance to win the last of our weekly draws before the BIG one over in our blog shop. Pop over and join in the fun. Good luck.
Jo
http://sisterscraftycreations.blogspot.com/

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Wanda Sweetie,
I AM BACK!
Well the wedding is over and it is time to catch up on the blogs. Wow you have been a Busy Camper! LOL
Love the necklace, keyrings...Everything! The dolls are my favorites. :)
Lots of hugs and Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Keep the Green Beer away from the Cats! LOL

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Wanda,
These are so fabulous ~ I applaud your efforts to bring attention to our animal friends. I think I can officially crown you the gal I have met with the most talent and enthusiasm to make things happen that I have met this year! And yes I am a cat purrson too and I love dogs and all animals almost as much. Blessings to you my friend. ~ Katie

Pattyskypants said...

Man, when you get an idea YOU GET AN IDEA!!! I am LOVIN' these! xxoo Patty

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Beautiful work :-)
I'd forgotten as the necklace was photographed in the mirror the image would be recersed; I was thinking you were just hoping we couldn't read backwards LOL
Anne xx

quiltcrazygaljennalouise said...

Love those bottle caps:) Thank you for sharing:) Do stop over to my blog for a give-a-way:)

joe said...

wondermonious!! i love playing with bottle caps, too! great idea for the family portrait!

congratulations on the upcoming blogoversary, too! i can't remember how many years i've been blogging...i've switched blogoverses so many times....

i am so grateful to have "found" you.... you always tickle my soul.

Ms Lilypads said...

Cats on a key chain! Wonderful idea (yes, I'm a big fan of kitties).

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Fabulous! Yes, I'm a follower and love seeing your creativity in action.

Mya said...

How adorable. You have taken bottle cap necklaces to a new level. Are they finished with the same 'stuff' you put on the y-tiles?

Vic said...

I just love your bottle cap necklace! All of your charms are fantastic!

RosA said...

I LOVE what you done with those bottle tops and your cat necklace is simply fabulous!

Nancy said...

These are fabulous. Is there some sort of protective dome over the photos?