I returned from my trip to Ireland (you can see about that here and here) with a few Euros unspent. I know! How did that happen?! So far, the pretty foreign currency has been sitting in a bowl on my dining table, patiently awaiting my next trip to Europe.
But they won’t be just hanging around much longer. Not after I had dinner with my friend Katie this past weekend. Katie recently jetted off to Norway, England and Paris. She also returned with some coins – krone, pence and a euro. Being the clever and stylish cookie that she is, she asked her dad to drill a couple of small holes into a couple of the coins (the krone already had a hole). Then she slipped a simple chain through the holes to create a necklace full of memories. I loved the necklace and the idea!
It seems easy enough. You just need a clamp to hold down the coin, and drill a hole with a hand drill. I’d recommend protective eyewear as well. I found this website on how to make a hole in a coin. You can be as simple as you want or get as fancy as you can. Here is an etsy store – Finds and Farthings – that sells some cool coin jewelry. But if you use your own pieces, it will definitely be a good keepsake from your adventure!
So I guess my coins will be hanging around a bit longer, after all. But now around my neck.