By the way, here's a bracelet. It's not up yet.
These have iolite rondelles and chunky black tourmaline, blue goldstone, victorian shoe button, ancient nugget donut thing, and a very un-ancient plastic briolette and bumpy button... that was actually a stud earring, see image. I curled the stud and there you go. (Well, I may have rusted the stud and removed the shine with a dab of black paint. But you get the gist.) So in all this valuable stuff I threw in 2 plastic bits of cheap stuff just to mix it up. Just to keep 'em guessing. Just cuz.
OMG I love them. And on sale they were $42 a strand, which is the most I've ever shelled out for 1 unit of supplies ever. It's Kathy's fault for linking me to them. Actually I'm not at all sorry, which in itself means I'm slowly evolving into a high class-type person.