Folk Art Bottle Cap Snakes (Cute, Not Scary!)

Folk Art Bottle Cap Snakes by virginiasweetpea.com

Suzanne, my good friend and running partner, uses an unusual medium for crafting, bottle caps.  Even if you don’t like snakes, you can’t help but like the cute ones she crafts from beer bottle tops.  When Suzanne was inspired to make her first snake, she asked a few local bars to save bottle caps for her project and they’ve been supplying her with caps ever since.  Suzannne’s folk art bottle cap snakes are creations that I think are unique and so very creative.

Hanging in the tree above and in the picture below is Roy G. Biv, a rainbow snake. Look at his pretty striped tail with a hook for hanging.

Roy G Biv

 

This was Suzanne’s first snake, Elvis.

Snake

 

Count Snake-ula, is a rattlesnake.  Note his fangs and the rattles on his tail.

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Green Mambo looks like she’s smiling.

Green Mambo

 

Our final bottle cap snake is Coral-ine, a coral snake.

Coraline

 

Suzanne also crafts giant chains from bottle caps.  This one is on display at a local furniture store that also sells art.

Silver Chain from Bottlecaps

Suzanne’s snakes and chains are one of a kind pieces.  If you are interested in a custom made snake or chain of your own, leave a comment and I’ll have Suzanne get in touch with you.

Comments

  1. I have three grandsons that would love these!! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Now that is a cute snake! Reminds me of being kids and making necklaces out of gum wrappers. She had to save some bottle caps to make those snakes and chains, and we had to chew a lot of gum too!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

  3. That is really cute….and a great way to “go green” with the bottle caps.

  4. wow! that is seriously neat and unique!!

  5. These are really neat! When I saw the preview on Facebook I thought they were real snakes. How creative of her to come up with this use of bottle caps. My grandsons would really love these. How sturdy are they? Little boys can be so tough on things.

    • Suzanne Ramsey says:

      Thanks! I’m so glad you like the snakes! As for sturdiness, the wire I use is about the width of a wire coat hanger, but more flexible, so I don’t think there’s any danger in that breaking (although I haven’t done any testing on it, such as looping it around a staircase and hanging from it – just imagining what boys might do!). The head and tail are secured with either the wire (notice where the wire is looped at the end of the tail) or with a screw, around which I usually add some superglue, just to be sure. So far, I’ve found them to be quite sturdy. Again, thanks!

  6. Those are so cool! I happen to like snakes and beer…so I’m a double fan, haha! The chains are very neat, too!

  7. These are so cute! I love them, tell Suzanne she does a great job! And thanks for your comment on my blog, I think the industrial pumpkins would be a great project for 7th graders, how fun!

  8. My grandsons would go wild for one of those snakes! So cute and fun!

  9. Would love to know the price for the different lengths. Thanks!

  10. I love these…but what on earth do you use to make the head? I’d love to make one..

  11. Yes, could you please have her contact me. I have a friend who might like one.

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