So here is what the original necklace looked like - sort of. Imagine it without the souvenir pennies in it. It was a long necklace that I bought at The Limited many years ago. I would wear it from time to time - sometimes long, sometimes doubled up - but I often go through my jewelry box and take things out that seem old and tired to try to spruce them up. When I had the idea to incorporate my pennies into a piece of jewelry, I thought this was a simple solution. It looks nice enough, but not enough to keep my interest for long. I wore it a few times but it just didn't wow me. So then I realized that all of the soft colored beads, pearls, and floral links looked great with my new initial pendant.
But now, what to do with the pennies? I guess this was revisited because I just scored 2 new pennies during my recent trip to Chicago. Here is what I came up with. I linked them together much closer this time, each separated with a copper round. I picked up this cute coin purse pendant at Hobby Lobby - it even opens up for secret treasure. How perfect since you keep pennies in your coin purse!?!?!?! I like it, and I know that my original store bought necklace has gone through it's last makeover.
I'm going to enter the initial necklace into Erin's "Before and After" challenge. Read about it here!