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Artist Creates a Stunning Dress Out of 2,000 Pennies
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Artist Creates a Stunning Dress Out of 2,000 Pennies

She is well-known for her creative and fun projects that involve making clothing out of creative materials.

Image Source: Instagram/Shay Rose
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Shay Rose created a glittering evening dress with pennies that is clearly an incredible piece of art. The artist who goes by the name Crescent Shay on Instagram created this dress with cross-back straps and a bottom fringe from about 2,000 pennies. The 22-year-old creator is well-known for her innovative creations on social media, reports My Modern Met. Shay gathered hundreds of pennies for her project, which she properly cleaned before drilling holes in the sides. This enabled her to put the copper pieces together and form the dress's bodice and skirt. 

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Shay wore the finished garment in her Instagram images, highlighting the gleaming look of the coins in sunlight. When viewed from a distance, the 2,652 pennies appear to be sequined. Close inspection of the gown reveals Shay's painstaking attention to detail in weaving all of the coins together in a tight chainmail design. She captioned the photo, "I love how you can actually see each individual penny and how they makeup the top, but when you step back it all burs together into this sparkly shiny piece.' She added, "This is just a quick shoot in my backyard, but hopefully I’ll be able to do a nicer photoshoot later this year - I think nice penny dress photos could look so cool, especially in because it reflects light so beautifully!"