Stamped Penny Charm
The other day, I was searching on Pinterest for a charm bracelet I saw months ago made from squished souvenir pennies. I have so many of these from places we took the girls when they were young as well as from my travels. I love charm bracelets so I am absolutely going to make this bracelet. I’m one of these crazy people who cannot pass up one of these penny machines. While searching for the charm bracelet I stumbled upon some charms made from hammered pennies with metal stamped words. After seeing these it got me to thinking about the cute “Coffee Break Ring” I saw on the Resin Crafts EnviroTex blog create by Carmi Cimicata and in no time I made this charm for my daughter, Ansley. She loves the story “Alice in Wonderland” so I decided to metal stamp “We are all mad” on hers. I put together a short tutorial if you want to make a charm for yourself.
Supplies & Tools Needed: ImpressArt Bench Block ~ Brass Hammer ~ 2 Hole Screw Down Punch ~ Metal Letter Stamps ~ Stamp Straight Tape ~ Half Round Pliers, Penny, Jump Rings, E6000, Miniature Teacup & Saucer, Black Paint
- Place penny on bench block and hammer until flattened.
- Metal Stamp the wording onto your disk. ImpressArt has some great stamping tutorials that can be found HERE.
- Apply black paint on top of the metal stamped letters making sure to get the paint down into each stamped letter, wipe off excess with a dry paper towel.
- Using a 2 Hole Screw Down Punch, punch a hole into the top of your disk.
- Attach a jump ring onto the disk.
- Using E6000 attach a miniature teacup onto a miniature saucer, let dry. Attach a jump ring through the handle of the teacup.
If you don’t want to flatten a penny you can use any of the Blank Metal Disks by ImpressArt to create your metal stamped charm.
You can place these two charms separately onto a necklace or attach both charms together by attaching the jump ring on the disk and teacup together onto a jump ring. Either way you decide to wear yours it’s gonna be adorable.