The recession makes people rethink all of their spending, and no matter how pretty jewelry is, our spending on it takes a hit as well.
Designers and DIYers alike have all considered this change and started creating penny jewelry. Stacey Lee Webber, Nina Gibson, Kessef, and Lucky Accessories have all created versions of the look, with necklaces, bracelets and even cufflinks made from shiny pennies, as spotted by Trend de la Creme.
DIYers with some talents with metal can easily recreate the look for less, making it a great recession look. So ravage your change drawer and make some penny jewelry!