Introduction: How to Make a 2 Penny Ring
I was playing around with some spare change, seeing what I could make when I came up with the idea of making a ring out of a 2 penny. This simple ring takes around 1-2 hours to make but looks great on your finger when finished.
Step 1: Parts/Equipment
To make this simple but good looking ring, you will need:
1. A 2 penny coin or any coin of similar size
2. A hammer
3. A hard suface to bang against
4. A drill
5. Sand paper (I used p240)/ Steel wool
6. A round file
Step 2: Measuring
First you need to measure the ring bearers finger so you know how big to make your ring. It is very important to get this right otherwise your ring may be too big or small.
Step 3: Hammering
Now come the long and tedious part. Find a nice hard surface the push against while you are banging the coin. slowly rotate the coin while bang the edges with a hammer. After about an hour of banging I got mine down to size but remember to measure the coin as you go.
Step 4: Nearly Done- Drilling
Once your coin is the right size you need to drill the inside out. I didn't have a big enough drill bit so I had to use a file to get the rest out. If you have a dremel you could also use that.
Step 5: Polishing Up
When your ring has a hole through it you can use some sand paper and/or steel wool to polish it and get rid of any sharp edges.
Step 6: Done
Now you have yourself a ring that was made with a handful of love, a 2 penny and a few hours of spare time.