I do love doing the weekly challenges offered online! I find that I become inspired by the theme or prompt and also by seeing what other artists are making. I end up making something I would have not thought of before! Go look on the site at all the amazingly creative art that has been posted already.
This necklace idea just came to me as I was contemplating what I could make that is "round" which is today's "Mixed Media Mondays" theme. I look around my art room at all kinds of stuff until I happened upon this old rhinestone buckle. Then I chose the ribbon, and the vintage pearl drops. The hardest part was picking out what would go in the center, until I finally decided on the old topaz button. I really enjoyed making this. It is not quite finished as it has taken quite a bit of time today and I need a vintage clasp. I will post another photo when the back is properly done.