Coin and Ring Necklace
I made this necklace at the end of 2006 and modified it in April 2007. It is made from waxed cotton and the crochet cords connecting the coins and rings are all different patterns that I created. Some of the rings are antique brass and others were bought new, but just weren't comfortable as rings so they were recycled as part of this necklace. The coins are all from various places, given to me by family members who travel and know I like using them in jewelry. The top row is the modified version (and, I think, my final answer). In these pictures it looks like the rightmost fringe doesn't have a symmetric mate, but it's hiding behind other fringe. Sometimes I think a little bit of symmetry among asymmetric, freeform work gives a nice effect. Or maybe I'm just perverse.