If you love the look of metal jewelry and the shine of copper, then make a copper penny bracelet literally for cents. Recycle old cuff bracelets and decorate them with pennies. You also can add other coins, such as dimes, nickels, quarters and foreign currency, but keep in mind that your price per bracelet increases as you decorate with more varied coins.
Things You'll Need
- Wax Paper
- Hot Glue Gun
- Hot Glue Sticks
- Cuff Bracelet
- Dish Towel
Place your coins in a colander and pour a little dishwashing soap over them. Rub the soap over the coins thoroughly and then run warm water over them until the soap is cleared away.
Spread a dish towel on your kitchen counter and dump the coins on the towel. Wipe the water off of them and allow them to dry completely.
Insert a glue stick into the hot glue gun and plug in the gun. Allow the glue to heat up for about three minutes.
Squeeze a small dot of glue on the back of the penny or other coin and press the coin directly onto the cuff bracelet. Repeat this until the entire cuff bracelet is covered in coins.
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