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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: old coin + several hours = a ring on: April 18, 2007 05:24:28 AM
OK Craftsters, I have a challenge... I want to try to make these...
http://www.fabric8.com/bazaar/product.f8ml?PID=LC0101
I have seen them on two different sites, but they won't tell me how they are made, and I HAVE to make one! So far I've drilled the hole in the center, and I aquired a ring sizer stick so that I can tap down the sides to fold them over.... but I 'm not entirely sure this is the best way to go about it....So pleaseee help, any ideas, thoughts, comments, would be quite helpful!

i think that is what you will have to do, but it seems like the ring will be really large, so i think you would need to have some sort of way to compress it and make it smaller, like the tool used to size wedding rings would work.  good luck, please post your results so we can see how it turned out

No Luck so far, my original idea is not working so I moved on to plan B. I got a dapping tool, and I am gonna dap the quarter into a bowl shape, and then slice off the dome end, and hopefully leave a band. I really hope this technique works, cause if not I'm at a loss for ideas....
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: old coin + several hours = a ring on: March 09, 2007 08:41:49 PM
OK Craftsters, I have a challenge... I want to try to make these...
http://www.fabric8.com/bazaar/product.f8ml?PID=LC0101
I have seen them on two different sites, but they won't tell me how they are made, and I HAVE to make one! So far I've drilled the hole in the center, and I aquired a ring sizer stick so that I can tap down the sides to fold them over.... but I 'm not entirely sure this is the best way to go about it....So pleaseee help, any ideas, thoughts, comments, would be quite helpful!
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: old coin + several hours = a ring on: March 06, 2007 09:42:31 AM
This is really cool. I made one myself out of a regular quarter. It fits my pinky, so I gave it to my Boyfriend. He wears it on his pinky.

Since the quarter is copper and silver it has a copper stripe with silver edgeing.

I am searching for a 50 cent piece, but so far have only found a Canadian quarter, Im gonna try that and see how it looks. I dont know what its made from though...

Way cool!

If you don't mind me asking, how long did it take you with the regular quarter? I heard it supposedly takes alot longer cause the copper is harder??
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: old coin + several hours = a ring on: February 22, 2007 05:29:54 PM
I've seen one of these in person... I'm still amazed that it's done by tapping it with a spoon! Really cool!



I've made two of them now, and I am wearing one right now, and I am still amazed that it is made from a coin. I love it, and all of my friends want one now.
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: old coin + several hours = a ring on: February 11, 2007 09:02:40 PM
ok so i got a little excited. hehe.

well i really wanna make this. but both websites do not specify size and such.

so i was wondering if you could tell me the size of the bits you used and what kind you used. and did you use a unibit?

This is not my topic, but after reading it I was like you, super excited, and just had to try it. I have now completed two, one from a half for my grandpa and one from a quarter for me. I also just got four more quarters on Ebay to make one for my mom and sister. Thank you scoulson so much for posting this! I have a few suggestions....

As far as sizing there are a few websites that have ring size measurements.

http://www.shavonne.com/rings/ringsizer.php

You have to measure the circumference (around your finger) in mm, and then it tells you what the inside diameter (across) should be. Then as your taping you measure, I measured 1mm in from the edge.

As far as drilling I used a 3/16 bit to start, then I used the uni bit to make it 11/16. Then I used the dremel to get it to the exact size.

Two learning experiences....

The first was that each time I was not exactly on center when I drilled, which caused for more work with the dremel. If I had got them dead on I would have cut probably an hour off my production time.

Second, on the first ring I made, I sanded the outside while it was stuck on the drill bit, like one of the sites suggested, but then when I clamped it to use the uni bit, even though I padded the clamp, I made marks on the outside and had to sand all over again. So I suggest to bore out and sand the center first, then I put a cork on the drill bit, and wedge the ring on the cork to do the sanding and buffing. It worked out great, the first ring took 5-6 hours, while the second only took 2 or 3.
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: old coin + several hours = a ring on: February 09, 2007 09:29:56 PM
 Grin Grin I have to thank you for posting this! I absolutely love these!! After reading your post I made my first one, with a half dollar I stole from my grandpa, but it's ok because he has lots of them, and besides I made it for his birthday present so... Now I'm working on one for me out of a quarter that my loving boyfriend let me have from his collection...who knew... but of course one more was not enough so I ventured on ebay, spent 8 bucks, and got 4 more pre-64 quarters YAY!And one of them is from 52 which is when my mom was born, so I'm make her one for her b-day in march. As soon as I can pull myself away from sanding, I will take pics of the first one I made. I'm thinking of experimenting with one of them and possibly doing some sort of engraving on the outside. Again thank you sooo much for the inspiration! Grin Grin
7  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: I need a Small/ Portable Sewing Machine for my dorm, please Help! on: January 20, 2007 11:40:55 PM
I just saw one at Walgreens, tiny little thing for 29.99,and it came with one of those hand held stitchers, however for that price I don't know what kinda quality you're gonna get. Good Luck with your search!
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: old coin + several hours = a ring on: January 15, 2007 11:29:32 AM
I was just trying to figure where I would be able to find some coins...duh ebay of course!! Thanx for the inspiration, I cannot wait to try this!!!!

This is awesome.  Tell me I am not the only one who hopped on ebay to check the going rate for suitable coins?  Smiley
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / The Craftster Guide to Nifty, Thrifty, and Kitschy Crafts / Re: Staining a Popsicle Purse on: November 28, 2006 06:05:50 PM
I've stained popsicle sticks using colorations liquid watercolors, and just poured some into a flat container, and dropped in the sticks. Once they reach the color I like, I take them out and let them dry on a paper towel. Not sure that it would work with regular stain, but the craft sticks are generally very absorbent, so I would imagine it would work. Good luck!
10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Re: crunchy, noisy fabric for baby toys? on: November 27, 2006 08:09:53 PM
probably not what is used by manufacturers, but I'm a recycler and I thought of potato chip bags. Not sure though if you could wash that...by hand maybe. Good Luck!!
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