Sunday, September 1, 2013

Bottle Cap Wind Chimes



Four strand Bottle cap Wind Chime 
So I have been playing with Bottle caps and I love the results!! Picture heavy post.............pl bear with me.

Four strand Bottle cap Wind Chime 
Bottle Cap Wind Chimes

Flower shape Bottle chime with Kundan stones and recycled bell
Flower shape bottle cap wind chime with Kundan stones and recycled bell
Flower shape Bottle cap wind chime with Kundan stones and recycled bell
Flower shape bottle cap wind chime with Kundan stones and recycled bell

Three strand bottle cap wind Chime with Flute and recycled bell


All supplies except eight big crystals, ribbon and the nylon thread are recycled. I got the bottle caps from our local scrap dealer who comes to collect stuff from our neighbourhood ( the kabadiwala), took the help of a young boy ( our electrician) to flatten the caps and punch holes with a nail and a hammer..........after that it was painting the caps on both sides with acrylic colors ( this did not take much time )



........................., I used metallic silver, pearl green and pearl blue  to paint the bottle caps, then used glass colors over them, created textures with black outliner.  I love using glass colors over metal and glass and they give a lovely glazed effect. For embellishing these I have used sequins, seed beads, kundan stones, glass beads, shiny butterflies, glittery leaves and chunky glitter ( everything that shines and reflects found a way on them). Hardly any two caps are similar in design, when I ran out of glittery stuff and patience, I used a cotton bud to dot some with metallic paints.  Threaded the caps with nylon thread and used bells saved from old curtain hangings and a broken chime. I have used ribbons in blue and silver tied to the hanging rods ( read one recycled flute from 'krishna' and  a scrap piece of wood colored with a dry brush technique) 






Bottle cap wind Chime

I thoroughly enjoyed working on this project and now have some really really exclusive chimes at home................my thanks to Yvonne and lessology for  this !!


Pl do let me know your views, suggestions, feed back.......If you have any question, please leave a comment 





Edit : This project came Top 3 in Lessology challenge






40 comments:

  1. Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwwwww!! This is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!! Just wowwwwwwwwwwwww!

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  2. This is truly eye catching! It is super wow!

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  3. I was wondering from did she collect so many bottle caps ? how did you flatten them and pierced hole in it ??I read the post n was surprised to know the source Kabadiwala !!! loved the beautifully decorated wind-chime Suman very unique idea ! All the Best !

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    1. Hey Pooja

      you know this kabadiwala is a big guy, making lots of money dealing in scrap. I have been asking him to source some unusual bottles etc. I gave him a call and he was sweet enough to drop a small bag of caps free at my place( so you see it pays to have all kinds in your contact list :)) I still have about 20-25 pieces left ........really thank Yvonne for highlighting waste recycling and new ideas to explore.

      You are another great recycler I admire!!

      ....and thanks Pooja on your support and all the great comments!!

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  4. Gosh. This is amazing! You've certainly made fabulous use of those bottlecaps and made them the stars of your gorgeous creation! I'm sure you'll be getting some custom orders for your unique wind chime! I want one!

    Thanks so much for joining us at LESSology! :)

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  5. Wow... This is truly amazing!!! Your crativity never stop to amaze me, how cool is this! We don't have milk bottles in Norway, only kartons, so no milk bottle top here to use. Anyway, I love your chimes and all the little details you have used to create it, fantastic work :)

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  6. Wow, I love what you have done with the bottle caps such a fabulous idea!

    Unfortunately though as there was no paper used in the creation of this project it is not a valid entry in to the Make It Monday linky party and will be deleted.

    I do hope you will join us again with your next paper craft project.

    Kind regards

    Michelle :o)

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  7. Wow, a lot of hard work. These are so pretty and I love that you have used bottlecaps. Terrific.

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  8. Oh that's so nice, really great use of bottle caps. Well done.... Rebecca x

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  9. Lovely idea Suman ..wind chime looks very pretty with colorful kundans ..
    Angelin.

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  10. Oh my goodness this is wonderful! Thanks for joining the swap at LESSology this month with your wonderful creation.

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  11. What a fabulous idea Suman! Love how these came out:)
    Thank you for continuing to visit my Blog,although I follow you too,for some reason your new posts never show up in my dashboard,and so I miss many of your creations-I will be stopping by on a more regular basis to see what you have been up to!
    Best wishes,Nessa XX

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  12. These bottlecaps are so lovely I would have never known they were bottle caps. They look like art! Thanks so much for visiting m blog and my tutorial on digital paper piecing. hugs N Stuff
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  13. That's really lovely, thanks for joining in this weeks challenge at Crafty Ribbons ! Kate x

    My son did a piece for his Art A Level which was a 2D lizard head made from bottle tops, he asked a local pub and everyone we knew to collect them and spent hours in my Dad's garage flattening in a vice with a hammer !
    we now have the picture on our kitchen wall !

    I love things that are creative and different !

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  14. Suman, this is some real awesome recycling :)

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  15. I don't know how I missed this post Suman ..I mean this is just brilliant recycling ..I totally love these wind chimes made from bottle caps ..such a innovative idea and so beautifully executed !!..Thank you so much for sharing :)

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  16. Wow, This is just amazing. I am a big fan of blue color and i loved this very much. Very creative one.

    Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog.

    PS: I am also not getting any of your post on my dashboard.

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  17. Suman ji this is awesome. Wonderful wonderful recycling.Wish I could see this in person. I am going to be on your doorstep the next time I come to Delhi!!
    And I am not getting any of your posts on my dashboard even though I am your old follower.
    Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  18. Wow! What a fun project! I love all the color and I bet these chimes sound so pretty in the wind. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  19. Hi Suman,
    Wow look at those wind chimes. Who would have thought using bottle caps would give this beautiful effect :) I love it. Fantastic work Suman :) Thank you for coming by my blog & leaving such a lovely comment. I hope you will participate in our challenges on the 1st October :) Hugs, Lisa.

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  20. Awesome idea! they look sooo beautiful...very creative! :)

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  21. totally cool and clever! what an amazing inspiration!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

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  22. WOO so cool love what you have done must try to do some time yours look amazing thanks for sharing with lexis creations happy crafting to you
    Rachel DT

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  23. What a fantastic idea... They look amazing... Thank you for joining us at Craft my life... Hugs May x x x

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  24. You are a genius Suman!! I'd never have thought of using bottle caps in that way. Its totally brilliant of you.
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    CHris

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  25. Wow, I like this project very much! Great idea and beautiful design :-))
    Thanks for joining us at All Crafts Challenge!
    Hugs, Andreja

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  26. Wow! Why a fab use of bottle caps! I bet the light really hits these and look beautiful! great idea!

    Thanks so much for following Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenges. (DDCC) We launch our first challenge on Oct 1 and would love for you to play along! ….good luck in the draw for our Blog candy!
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  27. What a brilliant idea, Suman! This is absolutely fab!!! Love it...and will CASE it! TFS.
    xxx Asha Sunny Summer Crafts

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  28. Fab idea using bottle tops, wonder what they all 'chime' like. You may need to re enter your name into the link on my blog as I have two candies and two mr linkies...xx

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  29. WOW!!! Such clever projects here and they are too pretty to be bottle caps!! Love it and thanks for sharing! HUGS :)

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  30. What a clever idea! I love these! Thanks for playing in the Altered Art challenge at The Crafting Cafe!
    Don't forget we have a DT call on at the moment.
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  31. Wow what a beautiful windchime, I love the colours and your design.
    kevin xx

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  32. This is brilliantly creative Suman and it looks so very attractive too :) love this idea and thanks a ton for visiting my blog :)

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  33. What a stunning upcycling project you have created, I adore it! Thank you for joining my All Crafts Challenge at Craft My Life, hope you can join our new challenge :-) Elaine-xxx-

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  34. Suman, your wind chime is so beautiful and so unique!!! I love how you jeweled the bottle caps -- what a wonderful welcome and I bet it sounds wonderful in the wind!!!

    Thanks for dropping in to visit and for your nice comment. Look forward to our becoming good family friends!

    Hugs, my new friend (following you too)

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  35. Wow stunning ..love the idea ...cool wind chimes u made .. the recycled bell one is my favorite..

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