So I came home and dug out my bead box. I had some beads left over from a project, plus a crystal necklace that was my mom's that I cut up to repurpose. I came with these:
Faux pearls and vintage crystals on a silk cord.
Glass beads on a knotted silk cord.
Letter "a" pendant (from etsy) with a pearl charm that I made with stearling sliver wire
I love wearing them all together! You want to know the best part of all of this? My little girl was playing with my beads next to me while I was making these. She said, "Mom, I can't believe that you can make things that you can buy in the store."
I said, "Honey, you can make things better than you can buy in the store."
A little light bulb went off! "I never thought of that!"