For years and years kids and adults have collected bottle caps, and occasionally I will stumble across a few that I liked and dropped in a kitchen drawer. A bottle cap - such a simple little thing, but in 1892 it was a big deal.
William Painter invented the cap called the 'crown cork' and later founded the Crown Cork & Seal Company of Baltimore. They became a leader in the manufacturer of packaging products, and today, Crown Holdings, Inc. operates from 139 plants located in 41 countries. The little metal caps have been used as substitutes for lost game pieces, wheels on hand made toy cars, and transformed into jewelry.
Crafters have come up with many ways to use them.
They have even made their way into videos.
Recently at A Frayed of Fibers, Wanda had a giveaway for a bottle cap key chain creation of her own, and thanks to the Muse of Luck I won. Wanda gave me the choice of using an initial or a picture. I emailed her a picture of Mimbo, our youngest cat, and told her the cat or the initial ‘M’ would be great.
Which did she choose? She not only included both items on the key chain, but sent a necklace with Mimbo’s picture. I am telling myself that I should send the necklace to my daughter who is away in school - technically Mimbo is her cat.
see the kitty charm on the end - just that little extra
Wanda, thank you, thank you, and thank you.
Wanda is a crafter of many items, and a serious quilter.
You can see more of her lovely works on her site at A Frayed of Fibers.
3.Wanda of http://needlewings.blogspot.com
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