Our family travels quite a bit, and as a result we have collected a large jar of foreign coins left over from our trips.
I am fascinated by the coins! They are truly works of art. Some with holes in the centers, scalloped edges, mixes of metals, and beautiful scrolled embossing.
Supplies needed to make your own foreign coin DIY charm bracelet:
- I used four bail mounts of each of the following for one bracelet:
- Craft Bracelet Chain with Toggle Clasp
- Jump Rings
- E-6000 Adhesive
- Foreign Coins
The first thing I did was clean the coins I wanted to use. I just used some dish soap and an old toothbrush. Let them dry, and then select the jewelry bails you want to use for each coin, and the placement of the bail.
Adhere the jewelry bails to the coins.
Allow the glue to dry thoroughly.
Make sure your bracelet fits tightly, and will not slip off of your hand- the coins will weigh the bracelet down. I had to remove a couple of links in my bracelet.
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).