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Gallery of Hand Made Geocoins, Sig coins and tokens.

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These are mine. Shrinky-dink for the win, I just need something good to seal them with.

 

And I can't post my favorite because it has a tracking number on it.

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These are mine. Shrinky-dink for the win, I just need something good to seal them with.

 

And I can't post my favorite because it has a tracking number on it.

 

these are neat! there is some stuff called Diamond Glaze that sounds like something i would like to try. google and it comes up.

 

time to clay play!

 

lara

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A slight tangent here.

I'm wondering how the OP managed to change the Topic Description long after the Topic Title had been created?

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These are mine. Shrinky-dink for the win, I just need something good to seal them with.

 

And I can't post my favorite because it has a tracking number on it.

 

What did you color them with and did you color them before or after shrinking?

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What did you color them with and did you color them before or after shrinking?

 

All before shrinking, and mostly colored pencils with some sharpie.

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:D

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this is pretty cool. do you leave them in caches you have found?

lara

Occasionally.

Sorry... I don't speak english... :P

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Well, here are mine. These are hand-stamped and hand-colored by me in small batches. I guess I'm pretty old school with the wooden tokens. :)

 

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Well, here are mine. These are hand-stamped and hand-colored by me in small batches. I guess I'm pretty old school with the wooden tokens. :)

 

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these are really nice too! i am working on some new things with feathers and bones and kokopellis, oh my.

 

we should start trading again.

 

rsg

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I like all of these ideas.

 

Currently I leave a DVD of me and my kids doing about 7 geocaches. I have a book mark list of the caches that are included on the DVD.

 

In smaller caches I leave a card.

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We've a small but growing variety of handmade coins/ sig items that we leave at caches we find. Have a look at all of them at our blog...you can access the blog link via our profile here. These are not for sale but trades are a possibility.

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Here are my designs - made to fit on 2 1/4" buttons... hopefully a few people may enjoy them.. I like them!

 

I drop them whenever they will fit.

 

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Not really handmade, but we like them just the same. Knight2000 poker chips. :) The pink are only left in caches that we think our especially cool. (Pink for my daughter.) Photo isn't really that sharp. Hopefully soon these will be trackable on Marky's site. (That is my sons face on Hasselhoff's body. License plate says caching since 3/18/07)

 

Thanks to KarelKraak for the design!

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Total geo-noobie here!

 

I really want to make signature items (goin' with the wooden nickels!) - I have seen posts where people have made their own trackable items. How do I make mine trackable? And do they get tracked somewhere else other than geocaching.com???

 

Can someone explain?

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my newest sig items - right now i am including them in my geocoin sales, but as soon as my car is ready to rock and roll again, i will be leaving them in caches.

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my newest sig items - right now i am including them in my geocoin sales, but as soon as my car is ready to rock and roll again, i will be leaving them in caches.

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WOW Lara - You did it again. These are terrific Is that wire in Fimo?

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my newest sig items - right now i am including them in my geocoin sales, but as soon as my car is ready to rock and roll again, i will be leaving them in caches.

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WOW Lara - You did it again. These are terrific Is that wire in Fimo?

 

yes, fimo hearts with hammered copper hanging thingy. thanks!

 

lara

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Got me some of that ShrinkyDink material to try out....here's my very first test run & they came out pretty pathetic.

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I knocked out a quick sketch & scanned it; & used their shrinkage formula & measured everything out pretty carefully. They were supposed to come out the size of a nickel but they went considerably smaller - slightly less than dime-sized.

 

Dunno if I used too much heat or what....supposed to bake 3-4 minutes & these got down to this size in more like 2. I wonder if they give the incorrect shrinkage rate to make ya waste material? Anybody around with more experience with this who knows 'the numbers'?

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Not really handmade, but we like them just the same. Knight2000 poker chips. :o The pink are only left in caches that we think our especially cool. (Pink for my daughter.) Photo isn't really that sharp. Hopefully soon these will be trackable on Marky's site. (That is my sons face on Hasselhoff's body. License plate says caching since 3/18/07)

 

Thanks to KarelKraak for the design!

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I just have to say these are awesome. KR is one of my favorite Fandoms :laughing:

 

I always use the same username (ok mostly always) on all my sites. Are you the same way? Do I know you from KnightRiderOnline.com? It's been forever since I posted, but...?

 

Sorry for the off-topic. I really do like your sig items and hope i find one, one day. Or trade, when I get my own sig items (they're in the works!)

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Here are my "Geojewels" - I make FTF Geojewels for my new caches, also have made others with the letters GEO, TFTC, TNLN to leave behind. On small lanyard for attaching to GPS, zipper pull, etc.

 

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Here are my "Geojewels" - I make FTF Geojewels for my new caches, also have made others with the letters GEO, TFTC, TNLN to leave behind. On small lanyard for attaching to GPS, zipper pull, etc.

 

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that is really pretty. i love geojewels. :-)

 

rsg

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I'm just starting out, and I wanted a fun sig item, but wasn't ready to go for coins or pathtags.

I'm also a gamer, so thought my sig should reflect that. I had a local company do these for me.

The nice thing is that they'll fit in a micro cache.

The company can also do any size run, so you can even order singles, but the prices go up.

 

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I'm just starting out, and I wanted a fun sig item, but wasn't ready to go for coins or pathtags.

I'm also a gamer, so thought my sig should reflect that. I had a local company do these for me.

The nice thing is that they'll fit in a micro cache.

The company can also do any size run, so you can even order singles, but the prices go up.

 

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Those are VERY nice and unique ! ! !

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These are not really homemade (well, the card inserts are), but we started and gave up on several ideas until hitting on this one. The coins are old English pennies, because they are big, (and some foreign coins) that I get feom a "grab box" at a local coin store, 5 for $1.00. The oldest coin I have come across so far is a Victorian English penny dated 1869. We're hoping folks are intrigued by them as our signature item. (NOT used as a signature for the cache!)

we print out the card with our logo on one side, info about them not being trackable, etc. on the other and put them in two pocket coin flips.

 

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<snip>The coins are old English pennies, because they are big, (and some foreign coins) that I get feom a "grab box" at a local coin store, 5 for $1.00. The oldest coin I have come across so far is a Victorian English penny dated 1869. We're hoping folks are intrigued by them as our signature item. (NOT used as a signature for the cache!)<snip>

 

I'm glad that "our" old coins are being put to good use across The Pond. :laughing:

 

The whole concept of signature items doesn't seem to be quite as popular over here in U.K. as in U.S.A.

 

We've got our own Blorenge oranges which we annotate with "TFTC" or "Congratulations FTF" or whatever message is appropriate to the drop-off location...

 

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MrsB

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Those Blorenge oranges are great! How do you make them?

 

We don't: I came across them on Ebay and decided they would make a good sig item. :laughing:

 

If the supplier ever runs out then I'll have to create something else orange-related :huh:

 

MrsB

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I've had some people ask me about the Dice.

I had them made by Chessex (www.chessex.com)

They quoted them in about a day, sent me a pic of a proof. I work near their headquarters, so I was able to pick them up the next day.

They do them with a laser engraving process.

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Here are my first 2 sig items.

 

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This is my first time using polyclay of any type, so it was a learning experience. Was having big issues with getting the clay pliable. If any one could send me a few tips on working with it, I would greatly appreciate it.

 

As for the Dragon eyes, they are not my idea, I found some like them on line and created my version of them.

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Here are my first 2 sig items.

 

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This is my first time using polyclay of any type, so it was a learning experience. Was having big issues with getting the clay pliable. If any one could send me a few tips on working with it, I would greatly appreciate it.

 

As for the Dragon eyes, they are not my idea, I found some like them on line and created my version of them.

 

getting the clay pliable can be a pain. but it is easier if you use fimo soft. or use a small food processor to chop up the clay adding a couple of drops of clay softener. putting through a pasta maker is supposed to work too, but i havent tried that.

 

once you put clay in a device, you can't use it for food any more.

 

lara

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There are some lovely things appearing on this thread. Those dragon eyes are beautiful!

 

MrsB

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This is by far my favorite thread on the forum. I love trading sig items, and was looking for good ideas for some new ones for us. :laughing: I'm totally inspired now! Thank you!!!!! Will post pics when I make some. Because of lack of money we'd been using cards, but there really are so many great things I can make for sig items that don't cost a lot.

 

Yay for this thread!

 

-Rozie

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Inspired by this thread and a few others I read about SIs, I got around to making some. Due to how busy I've been the past week or so, I havent been able to post but things have finally calmed down.

 

I found a crafter on Etsy.com (user name undeadmushroom12) who stamps words onto washers and such, and had her do a custom run for me. She made washers with Geocaching.com on them, and some little copper disks with CITO on them, and then I made them into cellphone fobs. Being a jewelry artist (though I haven't made anything in a while) I had plenty of beads and odds and ends around for the supplies.

 

Heres a couple pics. I've placed a couple of these in the Long Beach, CA, area, and one this weekend in Vegas. I hope people like them.

 

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Inspired by this thread and a few others I read about SIs, I got around to making some. Due to how busy I've been the past week or so, I havent been able to post but things have finally calmed down.

 

I found a crafter on Etsy.com (user name undeadmushroom12) who stamps words onto washers and such, and had her do a custom run for me. She made washers with Geocaching.com on them, and some little copper disks with CITO on them, and then I made them into cellphone fobs. Being a jewelry artist (though I haven't made anything in a while) I had plenty of beads and odds and ends around for the supplies.

 

Heres a couple pics. I've placed a couple of these in the Long Beach, CA, area, and one this weekend in Vegas. I hope people like them.

 

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They look Great

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Inspired by this thread and a few others I read about SIs, I got around to making some. Due to how busy I've been the past week or so, I havent been able to post but things have finally calmed down.

 

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Those are beautiful!!

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Inspired by this thread and a few others I read about SIs, I got around to making some. Due to how busy I've been the past week or so, I havent been able to post but things have finally calmed down.

 

I found a crafter on Etsy.com (user name undeadmushroom12) who stamps words onto washers and such, and had her do a custom run for me. She made washers with Geocaching.com on them, and some little copper disks with CITO on them, and then I made them into cellphone fobs. Being a jewelry artist (though I haven't made anything in a while) I had plenty of beads and odds and ends around for the supplies.

 

Heres a couple pics. I've placed a couple of these in the Long Beach, CA, area, and one this weekend in Vegas. I hope people like them.

 

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what are those silver cord tips thingies called. i like those!

 

rsg

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This is the design I came up with. Right now, I'm simply printing them on bumper sticker paper and sticking them on poker chips. I'll get a pic of the finished product & post tomorrow. I am spraying them with sealant from Michael's.

 

I'm hoping to design something more "permanent" as I go along, and maybe do holiday themed things, too.

 

I'd love to trade with anyone who is interested!

 

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what are those silver cord tips thingies called. i like those!

 

rsg

 

The cord with the silver tip on them, and the jumpring below are ... well i was going to say cell phone fobs. I want to say that's what they were called in the Fire Mountain Gems catalog, but now I'm not sure. Wait, I has the internets to search upon....

 

Aha. True name is lanyard, but they are listed under cell phone findings on Fire Mountain Gems.

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The cord with the silver tip on them, and the jumpring below are ... well i was going to say cell phone fobs. I want to say that's what they were called in the Fire Mountain Gems catalog, but now I'm not sure. Wait, I has the internets to search upon....

 

Aha. True name is lanyard, but they are listed under cell phone findings on Fire Mountain Gems.

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thank you!

 

rsg

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This is my new favorite thread (and my kids thought I was creative). Really enjoyed looking through all of the different items. My sig item is a 1" button pin I designed and had made pretty inexpensively. My son wants his own sig item too so are working on a poker chip for him. If anyone wants to trade pm me. :rolleyes:

 

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