Here's the project variations I brought to the workshops.
Top 3 left to right:
Lily size 80 with silver chain and bow pin.
Manuela size 20 with white ribbon.
Gutterman silk size 50
Olympus with seed beads and lining.
Liana size 20
I think my favorite was the beaded one. I wish I had played around with some more beads and thread colors. I was surprised that the beads in the lock-stitch chains didn't interfere with them slipping through the rings. The pattern for this penny purse is on my website contacts page.