Friday, 7 September 2007

Michael smash coin!

This MAKE podcast shows you how to beat the crap out of a pre-1965 silver half dollar and turn it into a nice, shiny ring.

I bought two coins from a shop on the Shambles in York a few weekends ago. I spent a couple of days with a hammer, a benchtop anvil/vice, a drill and a Dremel. I ended up with this:

Voila!

And I'm rather pleased with it - you can still see a little bit of the text from the face of the coin in this picture. This one is for my girlfriend, and I think I'll make one for myself this weekend. I like the naive quality of the piece - it looks like jewellery made by a complete amateur. I don't know why that is...