Didn't everyone's grandma have one of these little leather coin purses back in the day?
And making a necklace using these coin purses is nothing new.
A few years back, I found a double sided one, horribly dried out and brittle.
But I finally got the leather conditioned back into a somewhat sublte state.
A lovely day spent with special little pieces I have set aside.
Special treasures like this vntage coin purse, Betsey Johnson skull pendant and some crazy beads.
The black and white spiral bead at the bottom of the coin purse reminds me of Tim Burton.
The respone to my necklace from my family after the laughing stopped was
"I suppose there is some eccentric person out there who may buy it, like that guy downtown."
Seriously, that is exactly what was said.
They were informed that this necklace is for me and that brought on some eye rolling.
I don't care, I love it.
As a matter of fact, I am wearing this necklace as I type this post and wearing it makes me happy.
Sometimes most of the time, they just don't get it.
And that "the guy downtown" is one of my favorite people.
He gets it.