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This is a ring made from a coin, covered with decorative paper and Diamond Glaze.

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!
 
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Step 1: You'll need...

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For this ring, 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
• Wire cutters and pliers
• Epoxy
• Something roughly finger-shaped, like a marker or a dowel
• A pencil
• Scissors

Step 2: Pretty Paper!

Since the coin's colour will show around the edges, try to coordinate its colour with the 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

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Using a tiny bit of Diamond Glaze, (or another glue if you prefer) glue the paper to the coin.
MicioGatta2 years ago
Yes! Finally a good use for all those totally useless 1 cent euro! Thank you! I'll try this as soon as possible.
Ez-Kabob (author)  MicioGatta2 years ago
Thanks! I'm so glad you like it! If you do make one, it would be awesome if you could post a picture!
I have to find the diamond glaze you talked about. Then I'll try to solder the bail or drill a hole in it, to make some pendant. First tries, from the left: the useless coin, wrong glue, nail polish:
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kathynv2 years ago
That's terrific, and will give me something to do with my old European coins (which won't get paper), and my two bottles of Diamond Glaze, which are gathering dust on the craft shelf. Thank you so much!
Ez-Kabob (author)  kathynv2 years ago
It would be really cool without paper! I'm glad you like it! Thanks!
Browncoat2 years ago
What a simple & BRILLIANT idea!
Ez-Kabob (author)  Browncoat2 years ago
Thank you very much!
scoochmaroo2 years ago
Whoa, so simple and clever. I love it!
Ez-Kabob (author)  scoochmaroo2 years ago
Thank you so much!
ChrysN2 years ago
That is so clever, what a great idea. (I see from your coins that you are a fellow Canadian).
Ez-Kabob (author)  ChrysN2 years ago
Yes indeed! Thank you!