Earlier this week I came across a project from one of my all-time favorite blogs, GlitterNGlue.com by Kristen Turner. She made this gorgeous necklace (pictured below) from an English coin (click to read her post!).
|DIY Coin ‘N Rhinestone Pendant Necklace by Kristen Turner at GlitterNGlue.com|
Her project looked so easy and chic that I decided to make some of my own jewelry using Mexican (and one Brazilian) coins. To give it my own spin, I used wood bases as a background.
To make thus project you’ll need coins, small wood pieces, markers (I used Tulip Fabric Markers), ring bases, crystal trim or Tulip Glam It Up Crystals, and a super strong glue, like Liquid Fusion.
Color the wood pieces with the marker, you can also use paint if you want.
Glue the coin in the center. Add a medium line of Liquid fusion around the rim of the wood. If using loose crystals, pick them up and place them one-by-one on the wet glue and set aside to dry. Once they’re dry, turn them over and glue the ring base to the back. You can also glue a bail on the back to make them a pendant instead (or drill a hole like Kristen did!).
For this ring, I used crystals on a strand. I like the black border around the sparkle, it gives a lot of body to the design!
My finished rings!
Here is how the ring looks on my hand. Yup, I like big jewelry. You can use smaller coins for a smaller look. If that’s the case, I’d go with smaller crystals as well!