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Better than Tiffanys

Better than Tiffanys
Have some spare time? Feeling crafty? Check out this old school way to make ring I just HAD to try! Here is a simple ring that is MADE from money. So how bout changing this: Yep, I did it! I saw rings like this on etsy, and thought “how did they do that!” Ready? Find a quarter, or similar looking foreign coin (I used a 10 pence because I couldnt find a good quarter). Got your quarter? Grab a hammer. Back in the day, I’ve heard they used to use spoons for this part, and tapped instead of hammered…but I cannot even IMAGINE how long that would take. Anyway, you want to hammer the edges. Just keep hammering, and spinning it in a circle. Yes your hands will get black. Next, you will want a drill. Anyway, keep moving up sizes of drill bits until you get too close to the edge. If you have a dremel, or a sander type bit for your drill…USE IT. Now file it down until you’ve got the ring size you are looking for! How much fun right?!

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