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« on: July 15, 2012 06:05:16 PM »

Made a bracelet using pennies.  Domed the pennies into a curved shape, drilled holes, then stranded them together with copper colored findings.  Yes, using pennies in jewelry is okay.  Wink

Bracelet:


Showing the domed shape:


Wearing.  I love it:


Bracelet went traveling too.  Went to the Golden Spike Museum.
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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2012 06:38:22 PM »

wow  that looks really pretty!
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2012 07:56:11 PM »

Thats Gorgeouse. i dont wear jewellery but i'd totally wear that. how on earth did you bend the pennies.
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2012 04:59:45 AM »

So pretty!  Did you use certain years?  Either for special years (birthdays...), or to make sure you didn't get silver streaks in your pennies?  My son has gotten into those souviner pennies and we notice some of the newer pennies are copper coated and get silver streaks in them when they are pressed, so I wondered if you ran into the same problem making this bracelet.
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2012 08:18:14 AM »

Did you use certain years?  Either for special years (birthdays...), or to make sure you didn't get silver streaks in your pennies?

I didn't use specific years in this one, but considered it for gifts down the road like grandkids birth years for a Grandma kind of thing.  As for the streaks, one penny that my 8 year old was hitting got silver streaks around the face (actually looked kinda neat), but I never seemed to have that problem. Iwas more just looking for similar colors.  If you don't want the streaks next time you do flattened pennies, find one pre1982.

how on earth did you bend the pennies.

Called a dapping block.  Comes with a concave block and tools with balls on the top.  You place the penny into the block and hit the ball tool with a hammer until you get the look you like.


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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2012 10:20:36 AM »

This is lovely, and so well done.  I want to make a necklace with our Canadian loonies, which are a light copper colour, and toonies, which are two toned, copper and silver!  If I get around to it, I'll post them.
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2012 11:42:53 AM »

Good work, looks like a fun bracelet
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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2012 10:30:01 AM »

I luv this! Is there a free tute available online?
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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2012 10:26:43 PM »

Inspiring!  Really very lovely.
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« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2013 01:11:17 PM »

Congratulations!  You did a great job on getting all your pennies domed evenly, from experience I know it takes a lot of practice and patience Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2013 10:37:27 AM »

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« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2013 12:56:03 PM »

I absolutely am doing this tomorrow.  I have never seen anything so fabby.  Blimmin love em
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« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2014 02:21:32 PM »

Very cool!  I have made clay pendants using this same shape/method, but never would have thought about using coins.
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