With something as colorful and varied as the commonly wasted bottle cap–there seems to be endless creative possibilities. Armed with a desire to recycle, coupled with an ingenious idea, this man decided to use them in an imaginative way in the kitchen. The results have to be seen to be believed–and have turned his kitchen bench-top into a beautiful centerpiece in his home.
Chris, along with his friends and family saved 2,530 beer caps over 5 years just for this project. The caps were collected from various kinds of bottles including domestic, craft, and imported beer.
“The initial concept was to lay out an image comprised of bottle caps,” he said. “Then reality set in and we opted for the much easier gradient effect.” The selected sequence are the colors of the rainbow–red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.
Just deciding on the pattern and arranging the caps took them about 4 hours, which of course included several attempts and restarts to get the desired pattern. “Initially I was being pretty anal about cap alignment, color disbursement, etc. In the end, we decided to introduce entropy and New Holland’s Dragon’s Milk, which I feel was the secret ingredient.”
Once the pattern was set, and the caps arranged, the entire layer of arrangement was covered with 5 layers of epoxy resin. The colors and their different hues show through and make an amazing centerpiece that was definitely worth all the trouble the entire team had taken and has turned into a real conversation piece!
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