DIY Jewelry Making – Something Old, Something New – Vintage Coin Cuff Links

April 7, 2017

Here is a project that can add a personal touch to your special day, whether it be a wedding or an anniversary.  Turning vintage coins into cuff links with a little Swarovski sparkle is an easy afternoon project–even if you are making a pair for each groomsman.  And best of all, the supplies and tool list is short and sweet–and available at Rings & Things.

 

Gather together your supplies: India Pices coins, Swarovski flat-back crystals, cuff link findings, and two-part epoxy.

 

You will need these supplies:

 

Sand the high points of the design on the India Pices coin with an 3M ultra-fine sanding sponge. This will make the the coin details “pop”. Use a cloth to make sure all parts are clean and dust free.

 

You will need these tools:

 

And these supplies:

  • toothpick
  • styrofoam
  • disposable work surface for mixing adhesive

 

Create holes in a piece of styrofoam to hold the cuff link finding for gluing.

 

Follow the manufacturer’s instruction for mixing the adhesive.

 

Use a tooth pick to apply adhesive to the cuff-link pad.

 

Carefully place the flat-back crystal in the center of the pad and press in place.

 

Carefully place the India Pices coin on the cuff-link pad. Repeat steps to glue the second cuff link. Set aside and allow adhesive to cure for manufacturer’s recommended time frame.

 

“Something Old, Something New” Vintage Coin Cuff Links are ready for your special occasion.

 

Make things!

Mollie

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