It's graduation season again and in Hawaii, we honor our graduates by giving leis. I have made various penny leis over the years. The pink and iridescent cellophane lei in the top photos were made for a family friend graduating from college in Colorado.
The red and black cellophane lei in the middle is for my nephew who graduated from the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Red and black are their school colors.
The red lei in the bottom photos is for my niece who is graduating from high school. At her school, each class votes on a class color that will be associated with their class throughout high school. Her class color is red. Since she is petite-sized, I wanted to create a daintier lei that would not overpower her. I experimented by making this lei with glittered tulle (3" x 3" squares). I like the way it turned out. The size turned out just perfect for her!