Coin Necklace

This necklace was made from coins owned by artist Luba Lowry.  Luba is a fabulous painter who is a member of Gallery 209 here in Savannah.  (She also has her own gallery in Savannah's City Market.)  Last year Luba asked me to make a necklace using coins from her home country of Russia.  She loves my little enameled flowers, and we both liked the blue patina that had formed on one of the coins.  She also wanted me to add some text to the piece.  Aside from that, I had free rein.

The original sketch from when we first spoke:

Cool patina:

Arranging and making decisions:

Building the pieces:



And.... the finished necklace, which I'm in love with and want to keep!!