Lucky Pennies

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Handpainted lucky pennies by Lone R Handpainted lucky pennies Handpainted lucky pennies by Lone R
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Handpainted lucky pennies by Lone R    Handpainted lucky penny by Lone R

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38 Responses to Lucky Pennies

  1. linguistkris says:

    As a newbie cacher, I loved the idea of making personalised swag, and this was the first idea that I stumbled upon and thought feasible. But after 10 pennies “wasted”, I must say I suck at this so much, and it’s a lot harder than it looks! ;D I can only apologise in advance to all finders of my prototypes and promise I’ll try a little harder yet.

    • *R* says:

      I took a few months hiatus from making painted pennies and when I tried the technique again I too had a lot of crash-and-burn pennies. The good thing is the nail polish can be wiped off with nail polish. It’s easier to remove when it’s still wet. Remove most of the paint with paper towel and the rest with nail polish remover on some new paper towel.

      Don’t give up. Somedays I make crappy pennies. Somedays I make pennies that are cache worthy.

  2. cam says:

    Love these! Would you be offended if I borrowed your idea for my signature swag?

  3. *R* says:

    Woo hoo! 😀

    Suestv found Traditional Cache Home of the ‘Great’ ones!

    Saturday, 20 September 2014
    Nice cache! Quick park and grab. Everything was nice and dry. I really liked the painted penny left by LOneR. TFTC!!

  4. Julie Reed says:

    Holy cow, you are amazing!! We are new to geocaching (just started mid-July and LOVE it as a fun family adventure!) We took one of your beautiful pennies from the cache in Guelph behind the gas station (“I’d Rather Be Geocaching than… series) and LOVE it! What an amazing idea–didn’t even know people have ‘signature swag’…we are going to have to think about this! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!! GeoAwesomeYo

  5. Lisa says:

    Retrieved this lucky pennies in “CLSB-W9 Ulysses” just south of Cayuga Lake in NY. It was one of just a few caches that I was able to get while visiting NY. It’s the first geoswag that I have found like it. I’m looking forward to the good luck. Thanks for the great swag.

    • *R* says:

      Thanks so much for letting me know. We had a really nice vacation in the Finger Lakes district and that was a nice cache to find. Thanks so much for letting me know you like my handpainted red-white-and-blue-hearts lucky penny. 🙂
      The handpainted penny

  6. chozo echo says:

    I found one of your pennies at st peters cemetery- that’s actually a really cool idea one of the more unique swag i have ever found

  7. Carrgirl says:

    I found one of your lucky pennies today at the DSC cache 😀 Of course I added it to my collection, thanks for making nice fun swag! Its inspiring, I did have a decrease in DNFs today too 🙂 My friend Cache Cradle and I are planning our own hand made things now 😀 We are both artsy fartsy in our own ways.

  8. Deb van der Holst says:

    I found a penny at McTavish Cemetery. I have been geocaching for a few years now, and this is the first time I have ever seen one. I will definitely look for more next time!

    • *R* says:

      Thanks for letting me know where you found my lucky penny swag. I had a great day caching in the Tavistock area. I love cemetery caches and there are so many great Bone-Yard geocaches in the area. I’m glad you took the time to leave a message on my blog.

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  10. Chris says:

    Hello I am
    The owner of a cache you recently found . R.i.p. in Ingersoll . I work at the place the cache is at so when u said u left a painted penny it peeked my curiosity so I went out after work to see was only going to look but when I saw how pretty it was I kept it . I have some questions about your amazing work if you could email me back . Do you sell any of these do u do portraits where are you from this is amazing talent

    • *R* says:

      I thinks it’s fantastic that you like the penny so much you want to keep it. 🙂 I don’t sell my painted pennies. At this point I don’t really want to get into selling them. If I ever change my mind I’ll let you know. It’s just a little hobby of mine to try different crafts out for swag and when I get bored I move on to something else. The pennies have been pretty rewarding both to make and to give. Thanks so much for posting here. It inspires me to create more tree pennies. I made only one face penny and it was a simple cartoonish face. Generally my pennies are pretty blobbish – I don’t think I could do the fine detail work required for a portrait penny.

      • *R* says:

        P.S. I highly recommend R.I.P. to cachers who are visiting Ingersoll. Very cool cache container.

      • chris boisjolie-larson says:

        I too do different swag items, I also have a store on Etsy would you mind if I tried selling my own creations from your idea there? I really am excited to try some of my own and I would be happy to send pictures to you. I have never seen anything quite as cool out here in my home state of Washington!

        • *R* says:

          I’ve sometimes considered selling my creations but I wonder how much I could actually make. And if it would be cost effective.

          The lucky pennies with the swirled paint were not my idea. I found the idea when I did some web searching so feel free to make and sell them. I would love to see photos of you want to share them. If you want to share your Etsy store address I’d like to have a look.

        • *R* says:

          Sure. Let me know your etsy address. I’d love to see your creations.

  11. Muskoka Pearl says:

    Just picked up one of your landscape designs in a cache in the St.Jacobs/Elmira area. What a fabulous idea! I might even try a few. 🙂

    • *R* says:

      Excellent. I’m so glad my work may inspire you. Thanks for letting me know you found it. It’s very much appreciated. 😀

  12. *R* says:

    Forgot to add that the Beatrix potter and elephants are laser printed images cut to fit. Glued on with clear nail polish and coated with clear nail polish.

  13. miragebreton says:

    Wouah. My nails don’t look that good! 😉

    • *R* says:

      Today I created a photo tutorial for one of the lucky penny types. In the top navbar, hover over tutorials and click on ‘How to make a sunburst lucky penny’

  14. Great! Splendid idea! How do you do them?

    • *R* says:

      Nail polish. It can also be done with acrylic paints and small brushes. To do swirls, plop on a few colors then swirl them with a toothpick.

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