This is a pretty easy instructable about how you can make a coin pendant out of just about any non-aluminum coin. Brass or bronze coins work best.
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Now you can wear the coins you found or brought back from your travels!
You will need a little bit of soldering experience. The soldering here is pretty easy, so this project would make a pretty good introduction to jewelry making.
Step 1: What You'll Need
Working surface (in this case, an upturned soapstone candle holder)
600 grit wetdry sandpaper
Step 2: Making the Bale
Cut the brass pipe about 5mm from the end. You should end up with a little ring like the one in picture two. File the little ring until it's shiny (so the solder will stick to it)
Step 3: Prepping the Coin
File the side of the coin where you want the bale to be soldered to. It needs to be shinny or the solder won't stick.
Step 4: Flux
Flux the area where the bale and coin touch. I use regular plumbing flux for soldering brass, steel, and bronze.
Step 5: Soldering Video
Step 6: Polishing
Give the new pendant a quick polishing with some 600 grit wetdry, and you're done!
If you noticed, this isn't the same coin as the one in the intro...I wrecked this one before I took a picture of the final product...oh well :)