I recently got some Diamond Glaze, and was really excited to use it. I wanted to make Scrabble letter pendants, but I couldn't find the jar of French Scrabble tiles we have. (Of course, my mother found it immediately after, behind some things I had only looked in front of.)
In lieu of Scrabble tiles, I decided to try the Diamond Glaze on coins!
Step 1: You'll need...
• A small coin (something like a penny, nickel, dime, or whatever small coins are made where you live)
• Pretty paper (just enough to cover your coin)
• Diamond Glaze (or another product that serves the same purpose, a Dimensional Adhesive)
• Wire cutters and pliers
• Something roughly finger-shaped, like a marker or a dowel
• A pencil
Step 2: Pretty Paper!
Trace your coin onto your paper. Since the pencil will make the circle a little bigger than the actual coin, and there's a ridge around the coin that you want your paper to fit into, cut your circle smaller than the pencil outline. However, don't cut it too small, since it's much easier to make it smaller. You can check the size by placing it on the coin and making sure it fits well.
Step 3: Glue down the Paper
Step 4: Diamond Glazing! Huzzah!
If bubbles form later, there are various ways to get them out. The one that worked best for me was actually touching the bubbles, so that they came off on my finger. The Diamond Glaze was still liquid enough that it resealed itself.
Step 5: Making the ring
Wrap the wire around the marker. Wrap it a few times, until you like the width of the band. I wrapped mine three times. Cut the wire so that both ends are near each other. That way, they can both touch the coin and not scratch you. If the ends stick up a bit, you can curve them down with pliers.
If you prefer, you could make a bail out of wire, and turn your coin into a pendant.
Step 6: Attatching the ring to the coin
Then put the part of the ring with the cut ends into the epoxy. Make sure it's not crooked, then leave it to dry.