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About this design:

Made the clasp myself, drilled a hole in the coin with the Dremel.

Components:

African brass bead( Swellegant patina), Czech glass rectangle, Javanese seed beads, Amber, melon+dice pewter beads,chain, S crystals in copper and sunflower, pave bead, knitting ribbon,stripped electrical wire 14 gauge for a clasp, Russian coin as a dangle.

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  1. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Beautiful! The color and textures really make this a statement peice.

  2. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Very boho! LOve your style!!

  3. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Fantastic. Love the design.

  4. Asia
    Asia says:

    Thank you :D

  5. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Wowza! This is awesome! Love your design!

  6. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    LOVE it!

  7. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    What kind of bit are you using on the dremel to drill through metal?

  8. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Love this Asia! Love the mix of metal findings. Love the mix of colors and sizes and shapes. The ribbon makes it soft and the coin makes it personal! Awesome piece!!! :)

  9. Miannda
    Miannda says:

    This is so cute! Love the colors and textures! Though it was a Russian coin :-)

  10. Asia
    Asia says:

    Jolene, I used one of the bits that came with my Dremel, it was supposed to be a multipurpose, but I still had a really hard time going through the metal, had to stop a few times because the coin was getting hot, I also used the olive oil as lubricant, I’m sure that there are special drill bits for metal, I just did not bother to get one.

  11. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Great design!! Ohh hope I soon can afford my own tools… Tink maybe a metal drill would work better, and maybe drill with water?

  12. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Okay Frida. You don’t need a special drill. Get a good 14volt drill or 18volt. The trick to drilling metal is using the appropriate drill bits. Ones made for metal. Cobalt bits will cut hardened steel. Also to make it easier you can use a tap and with a hammer start a little indentation for the drill bit to grab. Drill slow and use an oil lubricant. You would use water for glass and there are special bits for that also. Good drills I reccomend are Bosch, Makita and Hitachi. When you buy your drill find a good salesperson who will talk to you about the different bits and also settings on your drill. Most drills have a kind.of
    guide on the chuck that show what size drill bit.for.that setting. You could also get.an electric drill but that restricts mobility….upside to.electric is they are stronger. But there is no “metal” drill. There are hammer drills which you use on concrete, and impact drivers which can drive screws into the hardest wood.

    And yes Asia there are bits for your Dremel that are for.metal. If you are going to use it for that you really should invest in them or you risk vurning up the motor in it.

  13. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Made a boo boo….the settings guide on the drill is for driving in screws. My Mom’s cheap Black & Decker had a drill bits guide.

  14. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Thank you for info Deb :D Great info! My dad has a big workshop and lots lots lots of tools but that aint like having own tools… Tap and a hammer, very good tip.

  15. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Yea I just read that the other day. Wish I had known it sooner because the bit will slip on metal so if you have a little something for it to grab.

    Yes having your own tools is great. My ex left with all the tools in 2006 so I’ve had to buy my own. I have more and better tools than him now!!!

  16. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Thats good my friend, that you have more and better tools than him, and I bet he aint looking so good in Hitachi as you do ;)

  17. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    LMBO!!!

  18. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Heckuva way to get revenge, Deb!! LOL–Frida–that’s cuz he doesn’t know the secret that you gotta also wear pearls! :)

  19. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    LOL :D we better not tell him ;) However there are few men that can carry pearls and still be very “maleish”, still we can use pearls and drill a drill as any man :D

  20. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    This is in my favorites b/c of the great bracelet, and the excellent drill conversation.
    And maybe I’m inspired for a new creation: ‘Pearls & Drill Bits’!

  21. Asia
    Asia says:

    Thank you, Deb thanx for the info about drill bits, I was just to lazy to run again to the hardware store, I also tend to buy too many things there. I’m glad you have better tools then him, you deserve that, LOL at conversation ;)

  22. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Well I missed the entire end of this conversation. Durn….

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