Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Beautiful rings crafted from U.S. coins by experienced artisans. Equally awesome for men and women. Help us fund our studio expansion!
Beautiful rings crafted from U.S. coins by experienced artisans. Equally awesome for men and women. Help us fund our studio expansion!
Beautiful rings crafted from U.S. coins by experienced artisans. Equally awesome for men and women. Help us fund our studio expansion!
63 backers pledged $1,629 to help bring this project to life.

About this project

Unique Hand-Made Coin Rings for Men or Women project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

Unique Hand-Made Coin Rings for Men or Women

$1,629

63

The Mint makes it first; it's up to us to make it last. -- Evan Esar 

Mrs. Magpie's Treasures has been working hard to build up a studio for creating these unique hand-made rings. Funds from this Kickstarter campaign will help us add equipment and materials to expand the coin jewelry line to include pendants, bracelets and other baubles. We'd also like to start working more with international coins, which sometimes requires special equipment due to the size of the coin.

Rewards

All of our rewards are made especially for you.  They are not backstock, tests, nor practice rings.  We've got five reward levels in this campaign. Since we can't add images directly to the level, we thought we'd describe them in more detail here and show you what you'll be receiving.  Below that, you'll find additional product images. All coins are "clad", not silver. Visit the FAQ for more information.

The Gratitude Coins ($5) are coins domed to bring out the details of the coin. These are similar to a worry stone - something to keep in your pocket to fiddle with when your brain just can't stop. We prefer to avoid worrying whenever possible, and have decided to call these Gratitude Coins instead. Keep it in your pocket, and when you feel it there, you'll be reminded of everything you have to be grateful for.  

We're going to pick the coin we send you. It may be a penny, quarter, half dollar or an international coin. Shown above are three quarters - the National Park coin for the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Colorado state coin, and the "heads" side of a regular quarter.

Gratitude Coins
Gratitude Coins

Greg wasn't sure about including the Dime Rings ($7) in this project. Nancy was. The photo does not do these rings justice. They are small, perfect for a pinky ring. They seem delicate, but since they are made from currency, they are not going to break easily. Since they are smaller, the detail isn't as prominent as it is in the quarter rings. Wearing one is like having a secret tied around your finger. Only you know what it is.

These rings also look lovely on a charm bracelet - we won't use the name but it rhymes with Fandora.  

Dime Rings
Dime Rings

These E Pluribus Unum rings ($15) prominently feature The United States of America, E Pluribus Unum, and the words Quarter Dollar.

E Pluribus Unum
E Pluribus Unum

The Liberty Coin rings ($20) prominently feature the word Liberty. Hence the name, right? On the reverse side, you also get to pick what year you'd like to display, from 1965-1998, except 1975. Why not 1975? In 1975, the U.S. Mint was producing coins for the Bicentennial. Coins produced in 1975 are dated 1776-1976! What about after 1998? In 1999, the Mint started producing state quarters. The coin's minting date is very small and likely to be distorted during ring production. After the states were all produced in 2009, the Mint produced D.C. and the territories, then moved on to National Parks, which will be released through 2021.

Liberty
Liberty

Who doesn't have a favorite state? With this State Ring ($20) you can choose your home state, favorite vacation spot or other memorable location to honor. The ring features the name of the state and the year it became a state. You also get a few elements from the coin's design.

State Commemorative Ring
State Commemorative Ring

A note about finishes...

Other jewelers may offer both a highly polished finish and an antiqued finish.  We've decided to stick with the antiqued finish.  In order to get the highly polished finish, some of the detail must be polished away, leaving you with less depth around the words and images. No matter what, the highly polished rings will antique naturally, so you'll end up with an antiqued finish but with less detail.   

About Us 

Mrs. Magpie's Treasures is the shop name for Greg Murphy and Nancy Weaver, two creative souls partnering in life and now in art. (Art does imitate life, after all.) Between us, we have over 50 years of artisanship, creating everything from simple beaded jewelry to hand-carved faerie homes, to photographic and painted works to hang on your wall. Read more on the bio page.   

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge for us is waiting to start making the rings! We're excited to create a one-of-a-kind ring for you.

Since you have the option of choosing a particular state or year at the $20 reward level, we do run the risk of not having enough of a particular year or state. However, we have several sources for coins available to us, so meeting your requests should not be an issue.

Of course there is always the risk of equipment failure, floods, famine, tornadoes and other Acts of God. We're prepared to address these issues as they arise.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support this project

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Gratitude Coins
    When you reach into your pocket and find this domed coin, you'll be reminded of what you're most grateful for, be it home, family, or the good ol' U.S. of A.

    Our choice of coin.
    Arrives in a velvet-esque jewelry bag.

    To add this to another reward, just add $5 per coin to your pledge during the checkout process and let us know you've done it through the Kickstarter private message system (the "Contact Me" link on the project page).

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $7 or more About $7

    10 Cents a Dance!
    These rings are petite, perfect for pinky rings and smaller hands. You can also add them to your favorite charm bracelet! Dime rings are narrower bands so fewer coin details are visible.

    Available in sizes 1-4.
    Has a lovely antiqued finish.
    Arrives in a velvet-esque jewelry bag.

    To add this to another reward, just add $7 per ring to your pledge during the checkout process and let us know you've done it through the Kickstarter private message system (the "Contact Me" link on the project page).

    ***Don't forget to let us know what size you want!***

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    8 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    E Pluribus Unum!
    Made from a U.S. Quarter, the ring reads United States of America, E Pluribus Unum, and Quarter Dollar.

    Available in sizes 6-12.
    Has a lovely antiqued finish.
    Arrives in a velvet-esque jewelry bag.

    To add this to another reward, just add $15 per additional ring to your pledge during the checkout process and let us know you've done it through the Kickstarter private message system (the "Contact Me" link on the project page).

    ***Don't forget to let us know what size you want!***

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    7 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness!
    Made from a U.S. Quarter, you choose from years 1965-1998, except 1975 (They didn't make 1975 - sorry!). Your ring will show the year and the word LIBERTY.

    Available in sizes 6-12.
    Has a lovely antiqued finish.
    Arrives in a velvet-esque jewelry bag.

    To add this to another reward, just add $20 per ring to your pledge during the checkout process and let us know you've done it through the Kickstarter private message system (the "Contact Me" link on the project page).

    ***Don't forget to let us know what size & year you want!***

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    19 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    This land is your land, this land is my land
    From California to the New York island
    From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters
    This land was made for you and me...

    Made from a U.S. State Quarter, you choose your state. Your ring will show the state, the year the state entered the Union and various details from your state quarter.

    Available in sizes 6-12.
    Has a lovely antiqued finish.
    Arrives in a velvet-esque jewelry bag.

    To add this to another reward, just add $20 per ring to your pledge during the checkout process and let us know you've done it through the Kickstarter private message system (the "Contact Me" link on the project page).

    ***Don't forget to let us know what size & state you want!***

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    27 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (32 days)