Hi everyone! Here's a tutorial on how to make your very own coin necklace.
Step 1: What You Will Need:
1) A coin of your choice. You can use one that you've found whilst medal detecting or one that you've brought back from a holiday.
2) A drill and a drill bit (3mm).
3) Some brown cord.
4) Two jump rings, two crimpers and a lobster claw fastener.
5) Scissors and a pair of pliers.
6) A dark felt tip pen.
7) A piece of wood.
Step 2: Drill a Hole Through The Coin
Carefully mark the place of where you want the hole to be with the felt tip. Next place the coin on a piece of wood that you don't mind drilling through, hold the coin steady with your fingers or a piece of Sellotape, then slowly begin drilling through the mark that you made, until the drill bit comes out the other side.
**If you don't feel comfortable using a drill by yourself ask someone to help you. Take your time and don't rush. I don't want anyone to have any accidents**
Step 3: Choose The Length For The Cord Necklace and Add Fastenings
Cut off a piece of cord about 30cm (it's better to start off long, than not long enough), place it around your neck and decide how much you want to cut off. When you are happy with the length, take one of the crimpers and slide the end of the cord into the middle of the crimper. Holding the piece of cord with your thumb nail, take the pliers and press down one of the sides of the crimper until it covers the cord.
Then do the same to the other side of the crimper. Next open a jump ring and slide it through the hole of the crimper and then close it with the pliers. Do the same to the other end of the cord and add a lobster clasp.
Step 4: Add The Necklace To The Coin
Taking the necklace, fold it in half, making sure that the lengths are the same. Slide the bottom of the cord through the hole, if you have difficulty use a pen to push the cord through the hole. Thread the rest of the necklace through the loop and then pull tightly until the knot sits snugly.
Step 5: The Results
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial as much as I've enjoyed making it. This makes a great present for Father's Day or a lovely unique souvenir if you been on holiday. :-)
**The coin I used in this tutorial is a replica Roman coin that I bought from a local museum. I apologise for not getting a photo of my coin being drilled as someone else did it for and I didn't have a camera on me.**