Indian Head Penny Bracelet

by Wendy Drake
(Dimondale, MI, USA)

Indian Head Penny Bracelet with Crystals

Indian Head Penny Bracelet with Crystals

Looking for a new jewelry making idea? Make an Indian Head Penny bracelet with crystals.

Jewelry Making Inspiration


I purchased a lot of Indian Head Pennies several years ago, but it was only recently that a jewelry design idea came to me.

Jewelry Making Supplies


The components are Indian Head Pennies, 6mm Swarovski bicone crystal beads, 20 gauge copper wire, 22 gauge copper wire and a copper toggle clasp.

Jewelry Making Instructions


I drilled the pennies with 4 small holes and chamfered (beveled) the edges to make them smooth.

I then domed the pennies in a dapping block. Note: Be sure to drill your holes before doming!

To make the cloverleafs, I twisted two 22 gauge copper wires together tightly and then formed the loops with a pair of round nose pliers.

Once I got the cloverleaf shaped the way I wanted, I pounded it slightly on a bench block with a nylon hammer to flatten and harden it.

Next, I put two small knitting needles side by side and coiled 20 gauge wire around them to make oval shaped jump rings.

I then wire wrapped a crystal bead and two cloverleaf wire units together with 22 gauge wire.

Everything is then linked with the oval jump rings. I finished my bracelet with a customized hang tag.

Great Jewelry Making Idea!


When genuine circulated coins are used each bracelet becomes a one-of-a-kind piece of history!

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