Just finished this necklace. Combining the ceramic turquoise tube beads with the stained brown ceramic oval beads is just awesome, featuring the foreign coins are probably from Afghan or Pakistan. They are called Kuchi coins. Don't ask wear they are from, because I simply don't know. I buy beads, store them around the house, until an idea for a design come to mind then BAM! I make a necklace. This one is pretty heavy, that is why I used a big lobster clasp to close it in the back.