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Most rings are just bling, that don't mean a thing. 
But these tell a story, where you are, or where you've been.
Most rings are just bling, that don't mean a thing. 
But these tell a story, where you are, or where you've been.
Most rings are just bling, that don't mean a thing. But these tell a story, where you are, or where you've been.
463 backers pledged $18,786 to help bring this project to life.

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Quarter Coin Rings

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I started making these rings in April, 2014 and have developed a unique individual style creating rings people love to wear. 

Through many hours of trial and error, eventually I devised a system which resulted in perfect consistency and impeccable quality.

I have rings for sale in a couple stores and online in a few market places. And of course when I go out, I always have my set of rings with me. I am amazed that I personally outsell all the other outlets combined. Maybe people really like to buy directly, and face to face with the maker. Maybe I'm a better salesman than I think, or maybe I show real passion for these rings, triggering people to buy. Of course the network of people I have sold to are always giving me leads, and sending customers my way, that helps a lot, and is a key element of the success I have had.

With a successfully funded project I am going to continue my steady growth, find new brick and mortar stores to carry the rings. Start making these domed coins into necklace pendants which will require additional equipment. Ramp up production and have stock on hand for some events like the Sturgis Bike Rally. Eventually I would like to get an actual studio instead of my unheated Montana garage. With diligence and a good work ethic, I know this can become a career and a viable business.

So I invite you to join me in this endeavor. Whether you're here just for the reward or want to follow me through the coming years, I promise to do my best work, keep you up to date and provide heirloom quality pieces to you and all my current and future clients. My sincerest thanks,-Chuck

Rewards #1 and #4 $10 for Coin, $20 as Pendant or concho.
Rewards #1 and #4 $10 for Coin, $20 as Pendant or concho.
Reward #1 $10 Domed Clad Quarter
Reward #1 $10 Domed Clad Quarter
Reward #4 $20 Clad Pendant. They're looking really good.
Reward #4 $20 Clad Pendant. They're looking really good.
Reward #6 Silver Pendant.
Reward #6 Silver Pendant.
Pendants now include a black para-cord necklace. Comfortable and adjustable.
Pendants now include a black para-cord necklace. Comfortable and adjustable.
All pendants now come with a choice of necklace or bracelet, and black or camo cord.
All pendants now come with a choice of necklace or bracelet, and black or camo cord.

I encourage you to go to Wikipedia and search "Quarters" to see all the designs and different possibilities with the 50 States Program, and the America the Beautiful series. Someone really into horses would love the Nevada domed quarter above.

Reward #2 $11 One-offs Mostly size 10-11 Any state.
Reward #2 $11 One-offs Mostly size 10-11 Any state.
Reward #3 $15 The Ring that started it all! This is the original, but yours will be better and shiny new.
Reward #3 $15 The Ring that started it all! This is the original, but yours will be better and shiny new.
Reward #5 Clad Ring In Your Choice of State and Size
Reward #5 Clad Ring In Your Choice of State and Size
You can see the difference in thickness of the top and bottom edges in the two images above. It's just an unavoidable occurrence when making rings out of coins.
You can see the difference in thickness of the top and bottom edges in the two images above. It's just an unavoidable occurrence when making rings out of coins.
Reward #7 $35 Silver Ring in your size.
Reward #7 $35 Silver Ring in your size.
Reward #7 $35 In Silver. "Liberty"
Reward #7 $35 In Silver. "Liberty"
Reward #7 $35 In Silver.
Reward #7 $35 In Silver.
1995 Silver
1995 Silver
I just made this 1995 size 7 for a client, and it came out so good, I wanted to share.
I just made this 1995 size 7 for a client, and it came out so good, I wanted to share.
Reward #8 $50 Silver Ring in wood box
Reward #8 $50 Silver Ring in wood box
Illinois in Silver Size 6.5
Illinois in Silver Size 6.5
Montana in Silver Size 12.5
Montana in Silver Size 12.5

I was asked to show how the rings look in different sizes, so you can now see the difference in the photos above. The smallest rings require the most work. The diameter of a size 6.5 is smaller than that of the quarter. This requires a lot of heating and hammering, you're compacting all that extra material into a smaller space. Sometimes this leads to a kind of wavy top edge that I need to correct with sanding.

Showing the raw quarter and the end result. In silver of course.
Showing the raw quarter and the end result. In silver of course.
1976 Bicentennial
1976 Bicentennial
Available in the $25 level.
Available in the $25 level.

Rewards will be made and shipped in the order in which they were pledged.

The wood boxes I make change designs occasionally, so the box pictured may not be the same as the one delivered, but will be every bit as special.

Risks and challenges

Being that I am in production now, and have been since mid April 2014 with no mishaps, shortages, injuries, or production slow downs, I can confidently say that my business plan and implementation is sound and viable. It's legal according to the US Treasury, the US Mint and the US Code. Licensing is no more than a city business license, No really heavy and expensive machinery is needed. Raw material is always available, whether it's clad coins from circulation, or in the case of silver, purchased off eBay. Packages are light and relatively cheap to send.

Learning how to solder on the bail (loop), onto the quarter shouldn't be much of a problem. I have been researching the process, and it's pretty straight forward. I will just need a little practice before I take that into production.

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    A domed and polished clad quarter in your choice of State, National Park, or year (1965-1998). Softly rubbing the smooth finish of the domed quarter, creates a calming stress relieving feeling such as that of a "worry stone", utilizing the sensation of touch, with the ability to conceal the item to utilized its therapeutic calming affect at any time or place you desire or need.Shipped in a padded envelope.

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    One of my clad Ring "one-offs". These might have a slight imperfection, but still makes a perfectly good ring, or more likely a nice little key chain charm, or bracelet or necklace charm. All states available, but sizes will vary. Shipped in a padded envelope.

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    Get the ring that started it all. My first actual ring that turned out to be something wearable and neat was the United States of America band. Years available, 1965-1998.Shipped in a padded envelope.

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    After seeing how cool the domed and polished clad coins came out, I decided to offer them as pendants now. I will learn the process, and have it in place by March. They will have a loop soldered to the very top of the reverse side of the coin and will fit most light to medium thickness chains (Not included). Shipped in a padded envelope.

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    One US Clad (92% Copper, 10% Nickel) Quarter (1965 or later) hand made into a ring in your selected size (6-15 in 1/4 increments). This can be a year ring from 1965 through 1998, bicentennial, state, or National Park. Formed, sanded, and polished with a nice antiqued patina, then coated with Everbrite ProtectaClear to help keep any skin reactions (greening of the finger) to a minimum, and help protect the patina, and keep it looking new for years to come. Shipped in a padded envelope.

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    One Silver Proof State Quarter (Pledge $45 for Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania), National Park, Territories or Washington D.C. necklace pendant. Domed with a loop added. Easily attached to any necklace. Black para-cord necklace included.

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    One US Silver Quarter in any available date hand made into a ring in your selected size (6-15 in 1/4 increments). This can be a year ring from 1932-1998 (Some years not available in silver) 2000-2014 state, or National Park. 1999 Silver State quarters are going at a premium, and available in the next reward.
    All my silver rings are cataloged, by purchasers name, date, address and specifics of the quarter/ring. And even though the rings do not have a hallmark stamp, this will give some provenance should these rings one day become collectible. Shipped in a padded envelope.

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    One US Silver Quarter in any available date hand made into a ring in your selected size (6-15 in 1/4 increments). This can be a year ring from 1932-1998 (Some years not available in silver) 1999-2014 state, or National Park. Plus a beautiful hand made keepsake box made by me. And shipped USPS Small Priority Box.

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    If you would like two or more Silver Rings in anything but the 1999 year coins use this tier. Each additional ring is $25. Pledge $85 for three rings, $110 for four, and so on. Buy as many as you want. Mix and match states, parks, years, and sizes.

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    Two Silver Rings made from US silver proof coins. These make great wedding bands or a special anniversary gift. Mix and match his and her home state, birth year, wedding year, engagement year, special vacation to a National Park, basically whatever moves you. Also included is a beautifully hand crafted wooden keepsake box made to hold the two rings while not worn. Beautifully packaged in a USPS Small Priority shipping box.

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    For anyone with a huge family, or a brick and mortar store that would like to carry a 1/2 set in your store of your desired state, this will be for you. A half set includes all whole and half sizes from 6-14.5. That is for a total of 18 rings. These are for the clad(Copper,Nickel) rings. Shipped in a padded envelope.

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    For a 1/2 set in Silver, your choice of state, excluding Georgia, Delaware, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. (Prices are too high) 18 rings in whole and half sizes. (6-14.5) Ready for display in an up-cycled cigar box. Shipped in USPS Priority box.

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