I first saw a photo of a coin ring online several years ago. I was fascinated by the ring and at first, I couldn’t figure out how it had been made. After extensive research I learned how these coin rings were crafted and I got some basic tools so that I could try to make one for myself. I really enjoyed the process of making the ring and spent hours in my shed making dozens more rings using a rawhide hammer and ring mandrel.
Over the next year, I raided the savings to buy more specialised tools and I honed the craft; tapping away for hours using the hammer and mandrel was replaced by a more controlled process resulting in even better rings. After showing my work to friends and family they convinced me that I should start selling the rings.
In 2016 I set up Celtic Coin Craft and have since sent hundreds of coin rings to new owners all over the world. I am one of the lucky ones who has been able to turn a crafting hobby I feel passionate about, into a business. Roll on the next few years!