Bottle Cap Jewelry (5 pics)

Israeli designer Yoav Kotik creates intricate jewelery made from recycled bottle caps. “At this stage we collect mostly metal items, especially beverages and beer caps from different places and cultures,” says Kotik.”We select them and handle them with care, delicately polishing them from the dust of the road, molding them to create unique pieces of jewelery. The work with these materials fulfill their vast potential, revealing layers and exposing emotions, some of them attached to their previous role in their ‘past life.'”

Yoav Kotik



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