DIY: Coin ‘N Rhinestone Pendant Necklace

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Coin 'N Rhinestone Pendant Necklace My apologies in advance because this tutorial is totally selfish! It has nothing to do with a current fashion trends or celeb inspo, but this project has been on my DIY “to-do” list for almost two years. Now I know I’m not the only one with a DIY “to-do” list… okay!

Two Summers ago, my Mom and I took the most amazing Mother/ Daughter European vacation. We spent a week in Paris then took the train and spent a week in London. I brought home with me some European and English currency. The English pence has Queen Elizabeth on it and reminded me of the Chanel coin. I thought turning my pence into a pendant necklace would make the perfect souvenir.

Glitter N Glue Kristen Turner London Travels I Gets Around London Town / Summer 2011!

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Coin 'N Rhinestone Pendant Necklace MATERIALSMaterials: A Coin, Rhinestone Cupchain, Chain, Glue, A Drill

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Coin 'N Rhinestone Pendant Necklace DRILLSo the biggest obstacle to this project (and probably the reason it’s taken me 2 years to finish it) is figuring out how to get a hole in the coin. Of course I YouTubed it and found tons of videos showing how easy it is to drill a hole in a coin. Now here comes the full disclosure… while I was in the hardware store looking the perfect size drill bit, the sales associate offered to drill the hole for me. Hmmmm what’s a girl to do? Should I be a true DIYer, purchase the $3 bit and actually do it myself? Or should I take the nice man up on his offer and not break a sweat? Needless to say 60 seconds later I left the hardware store with a hole in my coin!

The process was however really easy and absolutely one I could have done at home. Just use a pencil to mark your hole, place the coin on a block of wood and using the correct drill bit (ask your local hardware store professionals for their advice) drill a hole through your coin. Or you could pull a Kristen and kindly ask the nice associate working at your local hardware store or key making place to do it for you. #DIFM (#DoItForMe)

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Coin 'N Rhinestone Pendant Necklace GLUE

Then, use a strong hold glue to glue your rhinestone cupchain around your coin.

Glitter 'N Glue DIY Coin 'N Rhinestone Pendant Necklace  FULLSlip the chain through your coin and enjoy your pendant necklace.

Now I’ll always have a little piece of my London trip with me! This project is a great way to remember that perfect Summer vacation and can be done with any coin. Next I’ll be bringing it back stateside and working my magic on a silver dollar. #LadyLibertyRealness


34 responses

  1. beautiful! 🙂

    April 23, 2013 at 12:15 am

  2. Ah I love this. So creative xx

    April 23, 2013 at 12:32 am

  3. Reblogged this on Savannah Liu. and commented:
    Such a good idea, love this.

    April 23, 2013 at 12:52 am

  4. craftaliciousme

    I really really love this.

    April 23, 2013 at 12:53 am

  5. wow genius! I love this

    April 23, 2013 at 2:05 am

  6. Oooh I would definitely do this with old currency – like French francs or “antique” coins that you can pick up at collectors fairs – although the 50p coin means that it was at least a cheap project to do! I think people would look at me funny if I wore a 50p around my neck here in the UK though 😉

    April 23, 2013 at 3:15 am

  7. this is such a great idea! I’m so going to do this with a 50P coin. You could make a charm bracelet out of some of the smaller coins too.

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.

    April 23, 2013 at 3:16 am

  8. Nice idea, maybe I should get some American coins!

    April 23, 2013 at 3:55 am

  9. that’s such a good idea 🙂

    April 23, 2013 at 4:30 am

  10. I made earrings with coins & they look cool 🙂

    April 23, 2013 at 5:42 am

  11. Ooh that looks really pretty!

    April 23, 2013 at 7:33 am

  12. This is awesome! It’s really beautiful and nostalgic, would make that soon ;D thanks for sharing!!!

    xoxo Julieta

    April 23, 2013 at 8:29 am

  13. rocquelleislovely

    I love this!!! I have some coins from my study abroad in France several years ago, and I will definitely be doing this (with the help of someone at the hardware store, lol).

    April 23, 2013 at 8:42 am

  14. Lovely. I have a lot of coins from different places lying in a box where nobody can see them. Now I know how to use them right 🙂

    April 23, 2013 at 9:37 am

  15. What a great idea. I love the way it turned out. Its the perfect souvenir!

    April 23, 2013 at 9:52 am

  16. it´s sooo cute! 😉

    April 23, 2013 at 9:57 am

  17. hris

    Great idea!!!

    April 23, 2013 at 1:32 pm

  18. Love it! Would look cute with matching earrings 🙂

    April 23, 2013 at 3:59 pm

  19. That is so brilliant Kristen! Love the last photo. 🙂

    Who is that girl Mo?

    April 23, 2013 at 7:04 pm

  20. Ms. Reyes

    So cute and creative! I have a little suggestion that I think could make it better: choose a coin, if you can, that has the current year on it so that it also commemorates when you went to that place as well.

    April 24, 2013 at 5:53 pm

  21. What a brilliant idea! Super creative. I love this!


    April 26, 2013 at 4:47 am

  22. This looks wonderful!
    By the way, I do have a DIY-to-do-list!

    April 26, 2013 at 9:52 am

  23. MAC

    This is such a cute way to jazz up a souvenir!

    April 26, 2013 at 12:39 pm

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  25. I love this! Which hardware store did you go to?? Ha! I wonder if they’ll help another girl out… so cute 🙂

    April 30, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    • Koontz Hardware in West Hollywood, CA!! They’re real nice there

      April 30, 2013 at 8:59 pm

  26. Debbie

    I absolutely laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaav this. So creative. Am definitely reblogging this.

    May 3, 2013 at 2:52 am

  27. Debbie

    I so love this. Definitely going to reblog it. Awesome stuff

    May 3, 2013 at 2:54 am

  28. atemanli

    Beautiful necklace.I like Beautiful pendant/a>

    May 8, 2013 at 6:50 pm

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  32. Reblogged this on letusbehumans.

    June 9, 2013 at 4:30 am

  33. Reblogged this on Eureka Crystal Beads Blog and commented:
    Another really neat way to use Rhinestone Cup Chain!

    July 9, 2013 at 7:44 am

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