Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Ok, clearly I have a thing for pennies. The good news is I'm not the only one; many of you readers are catching the one-cent spirit, too! Just look at some of the amazing jewelry ideas you've been sending in:
Epbot reader SJ helps lead Girlscout troop #1287 in Kentucky. Inspired by my smashed penny tutorial, she had all the girls get their own pennies during a field trip to the Cincinnati Zoo - and then they turned their smooshed souvenirs into rockin' penny pins!
Here's the whole troop, proudly wearing their pins:
If you click on the photo to see the large version, you'll see how each girl's pin is slightly different. I love the designs, and the dangling chains and beads!
And Sonya G. used a fabulous chunky chain for hers:
Note the little frame with the word "Rawr" in it. :D
Emily M. made this perfectly patinated pair of wheat penny earrings:
(Thanks for the link, Allison E!)
So, have you guys made any penny jewelry of your own? Share your links in the comments; I'm always looking for more inspiration!
Oh, and if you're in the market for a doming block, go to Harbor Freight Tools. This set (the one I got):
...is only $39.99 there. Suh-WEET! (I don't think you'll find a better price anywhere than that.) I also found this set over on Amazon for less than $50, but it doesn't look nearly as nice.
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