Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Pressed Penny

Have you ever used one of those stretched penny machines.  

You know, the ones that press an image into a penny while elongating it into an oval?  It is a fun keepsake of a trip or vacation.  
So what do you do with that?     
I have an idea. 
Make a charm bracelet that tells a story of all the places you  have traveled to.

First Drill a hole in one of the ends of the penny.  
You will need a metal drill bit.

After you have a hole, sand the rough edge from the drilled hole. 
(you don't want your penny biting you.)  I use an emery board

When you have a smooth edge on the hole, take a little baking soda and get it a little wet with water. You want a paste.  
Rub the penny to clean it. 

 Now, use your inner jewelry ninja and use jump rings to attach the penny's to a chain.  
I felt it was fashionable to use a copper bracelet.

I have been thinking of doing this for a long time.    
I am so glad I did.

If you try this, I would love to see your creations.
Have a fabulous day!  

- Tara


  1. I love it! You have so many pennies on there. What a great story it tells.

  2. looks great! Where did you get "so many pennies" (musical quote)

  3. I am SO doing this!!! Pinning to Pinterest now :)

  4. awesomeness!!! (on a side, think you'd fancy lunch out with an old friend once My pre schooler starts up next week?)