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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Oh, No! I Split The Ring

Okay, I was trying to make Cody's 1983 Half Dollar Ring, and I hit it once too much and split.  There was nothing left to do, but, make something out of it. So, I made a necklace.

 I stared at this split 1983 half dollar, dismayed, what was I going to do, it was supposed to be for Cody, my son and I only had one 1983 half dollar left for his wife, Nicole.  
 So, it was already split, the only thing to do was to cut it all the way through and figure out what I could make from it.
 I decided to make a necklace, but, not realizing how hard it was going to be to shape this piece of metal, I struggled, annealed, hammered, twisted, etc. 
 and this is what I came up with.  I think it looks pretty cool, if not a little rustic, but that only adds to the charm.
 So instead of a ring, Nicole, you have this truly one of a kind,
 authentic, handforged
OOAW Necklace.

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