In 2018 I was really stressed at work and decided a new hobby would help me relax. I started making coin rings. By the end of the year, the stress was just too much so I quit my job and went into early semi-retirement to recover mentally. I kept making the rings for friends and family but ran out of people to give them to so I decided to start selling them. The rings allow me to show my creativity and also help supplement my now missing income.
After selling the rings for a while on multiple platforms, I decided to try making necklaces. I started with Tibetan Silver and then moved on to Coin Ring Necklaces. I realized I could just punch a hole in a penny and turn it into a custom charm so I started making Penny Necklaces and a mixture of the Tibetan Silver and Pennies. I absolutely love copper and all the things I can do with it. I have over 6000 pennies and 1000 charms in my office just waiting to become jewelry.
One day I'd like to give wire wrapping and copper stamping a try. Until then, I hope you enjoy all the creations I've made as much as I do.