Want to know how to make a ring? If you're looking for some jewelry making ideas, here's something you should try. Try making DIY rings from coins and get yourself some coin rings!
How to Make Coin Rings | DIY Rings
I'm always in the search for new DIY projects to try and when I heard about coin rings, I knew it was something worth checking out. Make DIY jewelry from old coins and wow anyone you show it too. Coin rings will make the perfect gift idea to a loved one or a great statement DIY jewelry you can wear.
Before we start the tutorial, I must warn you. The process isn't that all complicated but it takes time, and a lot of it. So if you don't have a lot of patience, I'd suggest you gather a lot of it before starting this DIY craft project.
What you'll need for this coin ring:
- well-ventilated place
- face mask
- hard surface (for pounding)
- round file
- protective gloves
- buffing compound polish or metal polish
Hold your coin and start hammering gently at the edges while rolling it. You're going to form a ‘mushroom' with the edges. This will take some time so be patient.
Once you've tapped through the outer edges of the coin, you can stop when it shines and the layer is clearer. It's up to you how wide you'd like your ring to be but you'd still have to consider that it should fit you or the person you'll be giving it to.
Take your drill and drill right into the center of the coin. You'd like to make a hole where your file will fit.
Start filing until you've completely removed the inside of the coin.
When you're finally close to the edges of the coin, take your dremel and use it on the inside of your coin ring. Do this until it's almost smooth.
If you don't like the unpolished look of the finished coin ring, you can sand and polish it by using sand paper. You can use 220-600 sandpaper to make the inside and the outside smooth and not have the hammered look.
To polish, take piece of rag or cloth with buffing compound polish or metal polish and work it on the inside and outside of the ring.
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And you're finally done! It really takes a lot of time and work but the end result is totally worth it. I'm sure anyone you'll give it to will love this one of a kind DIY ring!
If you'd like to see how this DIY coin ring was made, watch this video tutorial from fencekid:
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