My last article was about Pressed or Elongated Coins. The topic came up because I was searching for things to do with the few pressed coins I have collected over the years. They represent memories that I want to hold on to and I just did not know how I wanted to do that….short of carrying them in my change purse as a lucky memento. So I did an internet search and I found so much more, I think I have even become a pressed coin fan!
Did you know you can purchase Pressed Coin holders at many of the Gift Shops around the World? Look for one that compliments your vacation memories. I found many craft and storage ideas for Pressed Coins. Pinterest had pictures of earrings, necklaces and bracelets all made with a little craftiness and cherished Pressed Coins. Some were complicated and required a hole to be put in the coin. It could be seen that one’s imagination would be the only requirement. I did find one very interesting option that would not require very much creativity or skill on my part but was quite a creative invention. Pennybandz!
Pennybandz hold the pressed coins in either a bracelet or necklace to shine for all to see! The necklaces come in various colors, the bracelets in various colors and sizes. The sopping site is http://pennybandz.com where the various colors and options can be seen.
The site explains the reason we all need a Pennybandz, we all have a pressed penny we want to show off and use to keep memories alive or just to use as a conversation started! It explains their mission, they even give a portion of each sale to charity! Gotta love that! The colors are fun and the prices are reasonable with free shipping on purchases over $10. Once I received my bracelet and necklace and cleaned my pennies, I found it very easy to insert the coins in the Pennybandz pendant and bracelet. I cannot wait to wear them! Please check the Pennybandz site and see if you can share some magic by pressing a penny and wearing it in a Pennybandz!