La Belle Fille. A Coin Refashion.

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I don’t just collect vintage handbags and jewelery, I collect coins from various places where I have travelled and fashion them into jewelry.  That way I have a permanent wearable souvenir of wonderful times travelling with my family.  Here is my most recent refashion, but I will post about others I have done in future posts.

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First I started with a pile of coins from various countries where I have travelled, and decided on this French 10 Centime coin, with this beautiful lady’s face, in which I had previously drilled two holes for a bracelet project but ended up not using because of a mistake in drilling holes in the coin.

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 Unfortunately one was in the wrong place and a bit too far from the edge, but c’est la vie.  I will work with it anyways.

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Then using a Dremel tool with a small abrasive head, I abraded all around the female head on one side of the coin.

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Once the abrading was done, I gathered the other things I needed for this project, two gold jump rings, a chain with a clasp, metal cutters, and two jewelry pliers; one flat and one rounded.

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I cut the chain in half opposite the clasp to allow me to insert the coin.  Then I added the two jump rings to the two holes in the coin, added the chain, and I’m done.

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I think this turned out very well and I am very pleased with the results.  Cheers, Michele