Find: Bottle Cap Necklaces

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What do you do when you want to donate money for a favorite cause but have taken a hiatus from paid work to raise your kids? This was the dilemma Abby, a BirminghamMom of three faced when she wanted to give more than her time to the causes she supported.

This mom decided to get industrious and use her fascination with art supplies to create Crazy Mama Designs and her signature item, “Caps for a Cause.” These include pendants she makes using bottlecaps and fillers like colorful beads that feature flowers, peace signs, etc. Proceeds from her “Caps for a Cause” creations go to support some of her favorite organizations, including the Birmingham Hospitality Network, which serves homeless families in Birmingham in helping them develop a stable lifestyle. Recent craft fair proceeds from Caps for a Cause have already benefitted Cystic Fibrosis, among others. 

While she designs these herself using her own materials, anything smaller than one inch can be incorporated into a custom design, so if there is a special something you’d like to have made into a necklace, magnet, or embellishment for a photo frame,  it’s worth inquiring. She also makes earrings, photo frames, and other products. 

Necklaces are $14.99 each and assembled by hand. Find them at Please Reply, Smith’s Variety, Snoozy’s Kids and the Junior League of Birmingham gift shop. There is a style and color combination for any outfit and a girl on your list is sure to love receiving something so one-of-a-kind.

The Birmingham Hospitality Network is a non-profit organization consisting of congregations who provide overnight lodging for up to 14 people on a rotating basis. Abby spends an evening with the group when her church hosts, and she has subsequently gotten to know and take a personal interest in several of the participants. However, this Crazy Mama acknowledges that she first started volunteering overnight so she could take an occasional break from her own hectic evenings at home wrangling three children to bed. Here’s a shout out to her husband!