Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Flower Power

Here's the next finished Lucky Penny ring, Flower Power! lol. The date on it is 1968. Kate suggested 1969 as Woodstock's year, and suitable for a Flower Power ring, but I'd already picked out a 1968. The stone is a 3 mm blue topaz.


Which brings up a funny point. As I stated before, I started picking up change I'd find in my walks for lottery tickets. Then I started admiring the varying road textures of the coins, and began making jewelry with them. The end result is, a growing mound of unrecycled road change. The only coins I use for lottery tickets anymore are quarters and pennies younger than 1983. (the last year of good copper content in pennies.) If I come across a totally unscarred dime, sure I'll recycle it. But, I have lots of great looking dimes, nickels and pennies covering my table top.

Which means, of course, I need to start selling lots or get a life! Eh. Maybe I'll go get a beer instead....

6 comments:

twiddletoes said...

What a great jewelery concept! It really makes me wonder about the history of each coin and think about how much it's 'seen'.

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

I love how the design and penny have worked out. The blue topaz and ring details really draw my eyes to every nook and cranny.


Oh, and yes, thankfully my husband to made that comment when we were at the bottom of the ferris wheel ready to get off!

Chris Stone said...

lol. well the chances of me visiting Japan are slim, but I'd say the chances of me riding a ferris wheel in Japan are non-existent!

Jenn said...

Yup, a beer is always a good back up plan. haha! I love this ring, seriously, love this ring. I am so in need of a custom one of these with a 1973 penny for my birthday year. Soon, soon when I sell some stuff I will be back...
:-)

Chris Stone said...

I'm sure, in this mound there is a 1973 penny. ;)

Muttmeg said...

(woof whistle) thats a dandy (no corn there, eh?) Maybe its a dandy-lion? KTO