One of the most popular DIY jewelry projects is making rings from coins.
There are hundreds of plans online for how to make coin rings, so to help, we’ve collected our favorite 21 tutorials to allow you to jump right in and give it a go.
1. Double-Sided Coin Ring
For anyone who wants to try their hand at making coin rings, this post is a great place to get started. It begins by giving you a list of the materials you’ll need to assemble – as well as a guide to how much it will all cost – before going on to explain the process. The plan includes clear step-by-step instructions along with useful photos to show you what you need. In short, this plan gives you all the information you need to start making coin rings of your own.
2. Making a Pro Coin Ring Without Expensive Tools
If you want to have a go at creating coin rings but you don’t want to spend your money on expensive equipment, this plan could be just what you need. As the title suggests, it teaches you how to make coin rings using just the kind of simple tools you probably have at home. The results are impressive too, so why not give it a go?
3. How to Make a Coin Ring
In this post on WikiHow, you’ll learn everything you need to know about making coin rings. If you aren’t familiar with the site, it contains instructions for how to do just about anything you can think of – including making rings from coins. As ever, you’ll find clear and easy-to-follow instructions accompanied by a series of useful images as well as plenty of valuable tips and tricks. A great plan that’s well worth a read.
4. DIY Coin Ring Video
This plan consists of nothing more than a time-lapse video of a skilled craftsman turning a coin into a beautiful ring. It’s enjoyable watching how the ring takes shape, and it’s also not such a complicated procedure, so we’re sure many people will want to have a go themselves. A great video if you want to learn the basics and see how it’s done.
5. How to Make a Ring from a Quarter
As this blogger tells us, making rings from coins is an internet DIY classic, and plans for how to do it have been around for as long as people have been writing blogs. In this plan, you will find out how to turn a quarter into an attractive item of jewelry. You might need a few pieces of specialist equipment, but most of the techniques are not too advanced, making this another plan that should be accessible to most DIYers.
6. Coin Ring Making for Beginners
For first-time coin rings makers, this video could be a great place to start. It takes you through the steps you’ll need to follow, explaining and demonstrating as it progresses. This plan is simple and doesn’t require much DIY experience or specialist equipment, making it ideal for keen beginners.
7. How to Make Coin Rings
If you’re looking for a plan that will show you how to turn low-value coins into exquisite pieces of jewelry, this is another one that’s worth checking out. We love the photos, too – they really give us the urge to try this plan ourselves.
8. How to Make a Ring with a Coin
Here’s another fun video that demonstrates the process of turning a coin into a ring. It’s light on explanations, but you can see everything he is doing quite clearly, so there’s no need for anything else. The only thing we would say about this version is that, unlike some others, you can’t really tell that the ring came from a coin – but apart from that, it’s another easy plan that many people will enjoy trying to copy.
9. Coin Ring Technique
This is a plan for people with time to spare and plenty of patience. That’s because, unlike with most of the other plans we’ve seen, you make these rings by tapping them with a spoon rather than with a hammer. It takes longer, of course, but this blogger is convinced it gives you far superior results. And you’d hope so – for the hours you’ll need to put in doing it!
10. How to Make a Coin Ring From a 1 oz US Gold Eagle
In this video, this YouTuber makes a ring from a valuable US Gold Eagle coin. Since the coin itself is worth a lot of money, he takes the time to explain the precautions you need to take to ensure you don’t split it. This is perhaps not a plan that everyone will be able to copy due to the value of a Gold Eagle – but if not, you can always apply similar techniques to other coins instead.
11. DIY Coin Ring
This is not so much a plan as a set of images that illustrate some of the steps of making a coin ring. This means there’s no detailed explanation of what you need to do – but it will show you some of the techniques you’ll need to use when making a ring of your own.
12. The 2 Minute Coin Ring
If you don’t have the time or the inclination to spend hours tapping away at a coin like in #9, this might be a plan that appeals more – because this YouTuber shows you how to make a ring in only two minutes. Sure, he has some pretty specialist equipment – but it’s fascinating to watch all the same.
13. How to Make a Ring from 25 Cents
As this blogger mentions, there are lots of different things you can do with your loose change, and one of the most popular (apart from saving it up and cashing it in!) is to turn it into rings. They make a great gift, especially if you use one with a significant date on it, and this plan will show you exactly how to do it.
14. How to Make a Ring from a 50 Cent Coin
Here’s a video that shows you how to create a beautiful ring using only simple tools and techniques – so you won’t need to spend money on expensive equipment. There’s a list of the stuff you need on the YouTube page, and the video is easy to follow, making it another option for people who are eager to have a go.
15. Making a Coin Ring
In this plan, the blogger tells us about her experiments with making coin rings. She wanted to produce something with an attractive edge, so she bought a few cheap coins online to practice. What’s interesting is how she explains the learning process – giving you a shortcut since you can learn from her experience.
16. Making Coin Rings – The Low Budget Method
In the video, the YouTuber explains that his aim is to make a coin ring using nothing but extremely basic tools that most people will already own. The first section of the video shows his shopping trip to buy the necessary tools, something that many people will find useful. From there, you gain plenty of insight into ring-making technique as he shows you how to do it.
17. Making a Coin Ring with Minimal Tools
Here’s another complete tutorial, giving you a list of materials along with clear instructions for how to proceed. We like this plan for its simplicity, making it a great option if you want to try replicating it at home.
18. Turning a Coin into an Amazing Ring
What we love most about this video is how stunning the finished item looks – the way the design preserves the writing around the edge makes the ring look amazing. It’s also a relatively simple plan to follow, so if you want something similar, this video will show you the steps you need to follow.
19. Coin Ring – How-To Tutorial
This plan shows you a different method for making a coin ring, this time by using the coin to set it into the ring. We appreciate the originality of this plan, and if this is a style of ring you like wearing, you are sure to enjoy making a one yourself.
20. Make a Ring from a British Halfpenny Copper Coin
We love watching time-lapse videos of skilled craft workers creating new objects because it’s fascinating to see them at work. In this YouTube tutorial, you can watch as an old British halfpenny is transformed into an attractive ring. Great fun to watch and another recommended video plan.
21. How to Transform a Coin into a Ring
The first thing this blog tells you is that in many countries, it’s illegal to destroy coins – which includes turning them into rings. However, if you’re willing to disregard this legal restriction on your DIY creativity or otherwise find a way to work around it (using coins from somewhere else?), this blog gives you all the details you need to get started.
Lots of skill and creativity on display
As you can see, so much skill and creativity have gone into these plans, and seeing them just gives us the urge to have a go ourselves. We hope you’ve enjoyed watching and reading these plans as much as we have finding them for you – and we hope we’ve helped you find the inspiration you needed to get started on your next project.