Daily Tip June 24: Wire Wrapping a Coin

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Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip
June 24, 2010


I would like to make a bracelet with my Indian Head nickel, but I cannot find a snapset that will fit. I was told it measures 21–but I don’t know what 21 means. Do you know where I could purchase a snap set to fit this nickel, or what I can do with it?

-Nancy in Idaho Falls, Idaho


The number 21 refers to the distance across the center of the coin, 21mm in diameter. As you desire to make this into a bracelet, you could make a side-to-side frame wrap and attach the bail ends onto a Chevron Bracelet base (as seen on the cover of Wirework, where you will also find detailed directions). As for a snapset, sorry, I do not know where you might find a snapset 21mm round, as that is an uncommon size. You may have better luck searching for a coin bezel.

Folks with larger coins interested in making a pendant can watch Disc 3 of the Intermediate Series to learn the Reversible Framed Pendant. And the reason I mention this DVD is it’s part of today’s Daily Deals: it’s 50% off for today only!

Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong

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One Comment

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    June 24, 2010 at 8:03 am

    I have to totally agree with Dale on this one. A 21mm round coin can either go into a coin bezel, which is designed to be worn as a pendent or you do the side-to-side style wrap and mount it to your bracelet form. Which turns out really kewl, I might add, and gives you lots of ways to further decorate it.
    So, if you have Dale’s book, find the pattern in it, read it, and you will see what we are talking about. If you feel you need further help, then jump on that sale and get the dvd.