The last time I was at Disneyland I purchased many smashed pennies (and one quarter) as trinkets to bring home with me. Once I got home I decided to make them into jewelry. I painted them with silver pant, then put them in a can and forgot about them. Last night I found them and decided to do creative things with them using my new rotary tool.
To begin this project you will need the following :
Potholer or thick towel (potholder works the best)
Various smashed coins from theme parks or where ever
Large jump rings
Jewelry fittings (earring hoops, lobster clasps, bracelets, etc)
Rotary tool or Dremel with a drill bit large enough to make a hole for the jump ring to go through (also a grinding bit if you painted them then decided to take off the paint later on, like I did)
Your imagination and creativity
1. Lay out your coins and decide which ones to drill first. If you painted them and changed your mind, or want to rough up the surface, you will need to attach the grinding bit and start removing the surfaces on the coin.
2. Place the potholder (or towel) on your hand and grab a coin. This will help dispurse the heat when the rotary tool is drilling and making the coin super hot.
'3. Start drilling the coin. This process takes awhile so be patient.
4. When the coin has finished with its hole attach a jump ring and whatever jewelry fitting you choose. If you want it go on a charm bracelet (like what Im doing) before you close the jump ring, attach it to the bracelet. If you have multiples, close the ring so to dosent fall out, then proceed to drilling another coin till you finish.
5. Marvel at your job well done and show off your work :)