This is what I did.....
I drilled a small hole in the end of the bottle for the wire to be inserted for hanging, using a 1/16 drill bit. I needed to do this first before I had all those strand on the bottle, and it would be hard to handle with all those beer caps and tabs swings around.
I put the bottle in a towel before placing it in the vise as not to scratch the sides of the bottle.
I determined that I could drill 12 holes at a 1/2" apart, and marked them with the marker.
I started with a 1/16 drill bit and then progressed up to the 5/8's inch so the wire could fit through the holes.
I then drilled a small 1/16 hole in the beer caps and tabs. This way I could tie off the fishing line to the tabs and caps.
I used eight caps and eight tabs per strand.
I cut 12 pieces of fishing line at about 36" long for each strand. Make sure you have plenty for the end, and you are not trying to wrangle a small piece of line when tying off the last tab.
I started each strand with a beer cap and then a tab and so on until I used all eight caps.
Once I finished the strand's, I used the extra line at the top of the fishing line and taped it to the heavier gauge wire so I could snake the line through the holes.
I used the last tab at the top of the bottle to hold the strand.
I used about two feet of the black heavy wire to hang
the bottle with.
I then trimmed all the extra fishing line off.
Voila, one Bud Light Super Bowl Homage Wind Chime!
I am glad I used the blue beer bottle, because the Giant's won
and that's their color!
This was a fun project!
Supplies I Used:
1/16 drill bit
5/8 drill bit
20 lbs fishing line
Regular desk tape
60 Beer caps
60 Beer tabs
4" Piece of wire
2' Black wire
1 Aluminum Beer can
Needle nose pliers
I decided I did not like the beer tabs on the strands. I switched them out with glass beads! I also added a eye hook with a bolt for easy hanging. I think "Giant Super Bowl Hangover" looks so much better now!