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Bottled Up: Poison

Bottled Up: Poison

“If you drink too much from a bottle marked “poison,” it’s almost certain to disagree with you sooner or later.” -Lewis Carrol

After smashing the bottle I was going to use in the first incarnation of this tutorial, I found this amazing set at Michael’s (it’s from Tim Holtz’s idea-ology line and the bottles are stunning).

They aren’t jewelry ready, so refer to this tutorial for how to make your bottle into a pendant.

Here’s how you make your own poison bottle necklace just in time for Halloween:


– Bottle

– 20 gauge or similar wire, wire cutters and needle nose pliers (for pendant tutorial)

red ribbon

-2 bead caps (like these)

-fine black glitter (mine is onyx by Martha Stewart Crafts)

GOOP (or other clear craft glue)

-clear liquid (mineral oil, acrylic resin, water, or other liquid of your choice)

-hook and eye closure or other jewelry clasp

Add glitter and liquid of your choice to your bottle, if it’s a thick liquid (i.e. not mineral oil or water) stir in glitter( if you want it suspended in the liquid.) I actually used clear shower gel (I know) because it’s thick enough to keep the glitter suspended and I like the little bubbles it gets at the top, reminds me of classic bubbly cartoon poison. Add a bead of glue around the bottom edge of your cork before you put it back in the bottle, this will help the cork stay in and prevent spills or leaks.

Thread your ribbon through the wire loop on your bottle. Put a bead cap on one end of your ribbon, loop the end (tail) of the ribbon through your hook and back through your bead cap (I had to use a pin to help get the ribbon back through).

You’ve effectively created a loop of ribbon that your hook is secured too. Knot the ribbon under the bead cap so the tail doesn’t slide back out. Trim excess, repeat with eye on other end of ribbon.

(If you’re using a lobster clasp instead of a hook and eye follow the directions above for the clasp on one side and simply make a loop with the ribbon on the other end, knot it, and slip the loop through your other bead cap, the lobster clap can fasten to this loop of ribbon.)

The bead caps are really optional, but I think they help cap the knots in the ribbon and give a polished look.




Voila! Poison Bottle.

Look for 2 more Bottle Necklace Tutorials and then a GIVEAWAY!!

~O & B

PS comment of email with any questions!


Weird Wednesday.


If you’re having an awkward day like me, where you oscillate between being hyper busy and having ridiculously dull downtime. Or you’re just in that mid-week ‘please let me sleep or die’ phase, have I got a post for you? (no, really, have I. Cause I’m winging it pretty hard here.)

Stroll over to the never disappointing, totally enchanting How About Orange for an amazing giveaway. (which I entered. and should you, and not I, win I will be very perturbed) Or waste some time with their completely mesmerizing time wasters.

Curbly, a paragon of amazing crafting, has a framed branch tutorial that screams ‘fall’ to me.

And Craftaholoics Anonymous has an adorable printable meet-your-neighbor template that I should probably use since I literally just moved, but won’t because I’m too antisocial. Maybe you’re into that.

~O & B



…Coming up on Owl & Bell…

How to make an adorable Stuffed Owl.

What is the feather for?!

How to make this 3-D owl art.

What’s the secret of Owl & Bell’s background?

Tutorials! Works in progress! Crave-able! Lovable! Contests!

Who is batman?!

Join us next time on Owl & Bell, the (mis)adventures of a part time crafter.