Gallery: Michigan Web Designer Turns Canadian Quarter into a Wedding Ring

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Making a ring from pocket change may be an old-hat concept by now, but for a web designer with no metalworking experience to take on the task of outfitting his fiancée? Now that takes amore. Michigan resident Richard Crawford decided that a store-bought wedding band would be too impersonal, so he decided to make one himself using a 1945 Canadian silver quarter from eBay. (His bride-to-be, elementary school teacher Sarah Bontinen, is Canadian.) Obviously he had to make do with whatever tools he had, but Crawford was also able to fashion a “very specialized jeweler’s tool” using a spoon and hammer.

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2 Responses to “Michigan Web Designer Turns Canadian Quarter into a Wedding Ring”

  1. SuzukiChopper says:

    That would be an American quarter.

  2. SuzukiChopper says:

    Never mind, the American one is just for comparison. It’s too early!

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