Cents and Sensibility

lorna leedy!

A penny for your thoughts?

Yes, please, in the form of Lorna Leedy’s jewelry.

These are no common cents; the pennies used have all been squashed by trains in the railroad city of Marfa, TX, where Leedy resides part time.

Inspired by medieval chain mail and the various unique shapes of the pennies, she collects the rarities, drills holes in them at a local rock shop, and links them together with copper jump rings to make necklaces, bracelets, and earrings — all priced from $30 to $450.

In the mood for pinching pennies?

That’s just good cents.

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Photo: Courtesy of Chase Lindley