When I finished the necklace with the West Point button from the 1800's, I decided it needed another necklace to wear with it. So I made a friend for it to play with.
I started with this brass leaf charm that I salvaged from some old jewelry. I like how it has developed quite a patina over the years. Then I added parts of an old rosary and various recycled beads and bits of chains.
See how well they play together?
Did you know the word rosary comes from the Latin word rosarium which means crown of thorns.