Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Lucky Penny

My most recent post as a contributor over at
While He Was Napping
was an easy DIY pendant,
perfect for St.Patrick's Day.
Just in case you missed it, here it is...

Find a penny,
pick it up,
all day long you'll have good luck!

There has been talk of doing away with the penny altogether. If that happens, it really will be lucky to find one!
Another symbol of good luck is the 4 leaf clover.
And with St. Patrick's Day just around the corner,
this project combines both symbols to double your luck!

Here's what you'll need to create this 
Lucky Penny Necklace...

A Penny
A Shamrock Charm
Tin Snips
Green Acrylic Paint
Paint Brush
E6000 Glue
Glossy Accents (Dimensional Embellishment)
Jewelry Bail

This 4 leaf clover charm was the perfect size to fit on a penny...
Use tin snips to cut off the loop on the top of the charm,
then paint the clover with green acrylic paint.

 Allow to dry, then using E6000, 
glue the charm onto the penny.

Cover with Glossy Accents...
This will go on milky but will dry clear...

Allow to fully dry overnight.
 Glue a jewelry bail onto the back using E6000...
 and, your Lucky Penny is complete...

Do you pick up a penny when you see one,
or do you pass it over?

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  1. Well, I'm sure not going to pass over a penny now! That is really CUTE. I usually find pennies when I'm barefoot and step on one in our bedroom. Boy, is that cold!

  2. Really cute and easy! Just my style. I'd be happy if they did away with pennies myself, you have the best use for them that I know of!! LOL!

  3. that is so so cute! Here in Australia we dont haven't had 1 or 2 cent coins for quite a couple decades so finding one really is good luck

  4. That's so cool. What a great craft to do, and a good way to keep your lucky penny...if you have one. Thank you for linking this up today.

  5. This is such a neat idea! I need one!
    Thank you for sharing this at Brag About It Link Party on VMG206.
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  6. O, I pick every single penny I see....always have. :)
    Cute necklace....

  7. I love this idea! How in the world did you come up with it? It is just perfect for St Patties, with the good luck penny and all that.... And the glossy accents is the finishing touch! Great work, thanks for sharing!!
    Have a wonderful Wednesday!! :)
    x Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  8. Very cool! So happy to know about the glossy accents product!

    - Tasha @ Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body {}

  9. love it love it what a beautiful penny with a bit of luck
    angie @ annies home (

  10. This is so cute Virginia! I always pick up a penny when I find it. Don't want to take a chance on luck. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  11. I love this! I work for a company who's logo is the shamrock, I think I need to make one of these for my boss.

  12. Love this idea. I am always picking up pennies and this is a wonderful way to use them. Featuring when my party opens up tonight.

  13. I have seen quite a few cork key chains on the web and decided I would make some. After all, I have NO shortage of corks. Most of th...Web Design Company In Bangladesh

  14. Here is the link to the poem and story "Pennies From Heaven" By Charles Mashburn

  15. If I find a penny, face side up, I pick it up, make a wish, and toss it over my shoulder! Cute charm!


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