Pretty Caps Giveaway

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Twist metal bottle caps, quite annoying little things I find.  I found out today, that placing loose metal bottle caps into the recycling bin, probably isn't the best thing to do.  According to an article on Planet Ark, steel metal caps can indeed be recycled, but, loose bottle tops are actually too small to go through sorting machines.  

"The best way to recycle them is to collect them in an empty steel can and when the can is about half full squeeze the top closed and put the can and tops in the recycling bin."  More here
It seems though, there are ways to upcycle metal bottle caps into something pretty, as Laura Cohen, from Montreal in Canada demonstrates with her online jewellery shop Pretty Caps.


 "I am an artist from Montreal who enjoys finding innovative ways to reappropriate bottle caps from around the world into fashion accessories" Laura, Pretty Caps.

Laura, Pretty Caps.

Laura makes quirky little pieces out of collected caps, including magnets, necklaces, earrings, brooches, pendants and rings.  She sent me a gorgeous pair of earrings to try out.

She calls these earrings 'Clip-on Candy Caps', handmade with seashells and Eastern European bottle caps (Latvian, German, Russian, Estonian). Fun, eco-friendly, and can be worn with or without ear piercings.

I have a pair of these little pretties to giveaway to one Recycled Fashion reader, to enter, pop by Pretty Caps on facebook and give Laura's page a little 'like'.  Browse Pretty Caps on Etsy, and leave a comment below with which Pretty Cap creation is your favourite and why.   Competition is open to worldwide readers, and will close on 26th June 2013.


*UPDATE* 27 June 2013 - Competition now closed, winner announced: Debbie.  Congratulations


Sleekit said...

WOW, who would have thought a bottle cap could look so pretty!

Sleekit x

Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

Laura's work is fab! I love the Retro bottle cap pendant, so original.

Bobbi said...

The bronze hoops and necklace are so cool - vintage, steampunk, and rock and roll all at the same time.
I'm not on facebook, so I can't like their page.

Anonymous said...

So cool!

Audrey18 said...

My fav is

Liked her page as Audrey Sorrentino ;)



Mary Mac said...

Liked her face book page as Mary Helene. My favorite is the Kings Crown necklace

Birgit said...

FB fan (Birgit Lehner) and I really like the Regency victorian brooch, because I love its unique vintage style!

danaan at gmx dot at

Aik said...

Love the Clip-on bottle cap earrings from Eastern Europe/ striped seashell centre/ multicoloured retro earrings!

Aik Chien on Facebook
aikychien at yahoo dot com

femmenoir said...

My favorite is the preppy dog broach because my friend drinks nothing but reddog!

Mystique said...

My favorite is the Clip-on bottle cap earings striped seashell centre in blue colour-perfect for summer!

Unknown said...

My favorite is So cute :)
FB: Slađana Sušilović

Unknown said...

FB; Samra Softić
etys: samra s
email: :)
it was a hard decision, they are all amazing , but this is my favourite so cool, and elegant but ges with the look of tough girl hehe

Damla said...

Like on FB:

I like this:

The color is very beautiful!

annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo (dot) com
* All giveaways are open worldwide!

L'Adrienn said...

Unique Bavarian earrings / Graf Arco bottle caps / handmade jewelry

FB: Adrienn Luzics


debbie said...

Thank you for the chance to win. My favorite earrings on the Etsy page are the "Beautiful statement piece / mixed metalwork earrings / bottle cap rims / silver bronze gun metal colour"

Fingers crossed!

Mateja Novak said...

GFC: Mateja Novak
Facebook: Mateja Novak
ETSY: Mateja Novak

I like:

Why? Because the colors are very beautiful and they are so cute!

breyanna b said...

Liked her facebook page as Brey babycakes.

My favorite is the Kings Crown necklace I love how it looks very retro and how it would match any outfit i would wear with it!<3

breyanna b said...

I liked her face book page as Brey Babycakes.

My favorite is the Kings Crown necklace! It looks like it could match any outfit I would wear with it and it looks very retro<3

my email;

Joka said...

liked :)
very nice piece :)

Unknown said...

Adjustable Necklace! SO BEAUTIFUL!!!